National Summit of Education for Peace

The National Meeting of Education for Peace was a space to make visible the experiences of education for peace that are being implemented in the Country and, from these, to develop a proposal of Education for Peace. This was to be done through the exchange of information, common reflection and the construction of citizen opinion on the challenges of reaching peace. The objectives of the Meeting focused on generating an active and deliberative citizen participation, allowing for the construction of conditions of peace in urban and rural territories throughout the country and also allowing the influencing of a national agenda for the construction and implementation of public policy in education for peace. The Meeting was created and collectively organized by 41 organizations, programs, corporations, universities and groups ranging from the National Government to civil society, academia and international actors. Likewise, it had a wide representation in terms of its participants, coming from national, regional and international backgrounds, as well as from various social, urban and rural sectors. It was held for two days in October 2015 and had a dynamic of thirteen reflection and participation roundtables, each of which responded with the mediation of one of the organizing entities to a specific question. At the end of the event, the National Pact for Peace Education was signed between organizations, institutions, universities, international organizations and citizens as an agreement of a National Agenda for Education for Peace for Colombia.

Institutional design


Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?

Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?

Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?

Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?

Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?

Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?

not backed by constitution nor legislation, nor by any governmental policy or program 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
citizens civil society  
democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision  


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation


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