Peace Studies program is a one-year interdisciplinary non formal education program which draws its' expertise from a number of social sciences and humanities, as well as the activist and advocacy experience of lecturers and participants. It seeks to understand the causes of conflict, develop approaches to prevent and stop violence, war and serious human rights violations and build sustainable peace – fair systems and societies strong enough to resist violence, inequality and injustice. Peace Studies have been continuously organized since 1997, offering a unique space for analyzing, understanding and critically assessing violence and social conflicts. Participants are individuals of different backgrounds (students, teachers, CSO members etc.) motivated to actively contribute to building a democratic society – a more just society with less violence and exclusion. Lecturers and guests are experts usually with an activist background.