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Call for Papers IX International Congress for the Study of Mediation and Conflict

The University of Minho and the Lusófona University, together with the International Conference for the Study of Mediation and Conflict, are organising the IX International Congress (CUEMYC), to be held in Braga, Portugal, between 16 and 18 October 2024, with the title "Mediation and the Construction of Coexistence and Peace".

The window for submitting topic proposals for sessions within the Congress closes on .

The call is open for three types of session: Panel discussion (CUEMYC members), Symposium and Communications.

All proposals should be sent with an abstract to the Congress website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The University of Minho (UMinho) and Lusófona University (ULusofona), together with the International Conference for the Study of Mediation and Conflict (CUEMYC), are organising the IX CUEMYC International Congress, to be held in Braga, Portugal. The event will take place between 16 and 18 October 2024, under the title "Mediation and the Building of Coexistence and Peace".

The 9th International Congress for the Study of Mediation and Conflict is taking place at a time of great challenges facing societies, organisations and individuals. Peace is an essential asset to protect and is threatened not only by wars, but also by structural and symbolic violence, which denounce situations of discrimination, exclusion, conflict, precariousness and fragility.

The development of democracy, the affirmation of citizenship and the promotion of coexistence therefore continue to require action methodologies that promote the values that underpin them. Mediation has made a name for itself in various social contexts, fostering constructive dialogue, win-win collaborations, positive conflict resolution and empowerment: whether in the context of traditional justice reform, conflict management in organisations, the peaceful resolution and transformation of inter-intranational conflicts; or the promotion of coexistence in schools and universities, the protection of children's best interests, the enhancement of positive intra-family communication, the recognition and inclusion of minorities and migrants. These themes have been the subject of debate within scientific and practical communities committed to the study of conflicts and mediation. "Reimagining our futures together", sustainable and peaceful, shared and interdependent, is a UNESCO commitment to which this 9th edition of the Conference of Universities for the Study of Mediation and Conflict (CUEMYC) congress is associated. In line with CUEMYC's commitment to the study of conflicts, mediation and new methodologies in peace-building, this congress will focus on four priority lines of reflection and sharing:

- Mediation, democracy and coexistence.

- Research and practices for conflict management and resolution.

- Initiatives for the development of mediation and peace.

- Mediators and other actors in the consolidation of peace.