Cartooning for Peace / The “Cartooning for Peace and Democracy” programme

The “Cartooning for Peace and Democracy” programme

Today, Cartooning for Peace is a recognized content publisher specializing in media education, citizenship and international solidarity. The association develops a pedagogy by the image in order to free the speech and to support the debate on subjects of society.

It publishes educational kits, trains speakers (cartoonists and education professionals) and offers meetings with press cartoonists in the form of workshops and conferences.

The “Cartooning for Peace and Democracy” programme

In a changing world, with more or less brutal transformations and a burning topicality, how to fight, always with humour, for the respect of cultures and freedoms? How to respond to the specific challenges of each country’s youth while opening them up to the world? How to encourage the civic engagement of young people and sensitive audiences and free their speeches? These are the questions that this programme, funded by the European Union, seeks to answer.

Through media and citizenship education for young and so-called sensitive audiences, the programme explores the possibility of promoting a culture of peace and democracy through press cartoons in nine priority countriesMoroccoPalestine, Israel, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, MexicoCanada and Ethiopia.

With its network of cartoonists, a proven methodology and content in tune with today’s major societal issues, the organization combines its human resources and tools with the experience and expertise of local partners, educational and/or prison professionals. To do this, the association

  • Trains the cartoonists of their network to intervene in sensitive environments (schools and prisons)
  • Trains professionals in education and mediation on its pedagogy through images
  • Creates educational kits offering a critical and international look at the cultural and societal issues of the target country in consultation with partners
  • Offers pilot workshops in schools and prisons in cooperation with its partners

Through the “Cartooning for Peace and Democracy” project, Cartooning for Peace proposes to its partners to use press cartoons as a new pedagogical tool to reinforce their peace education actions and promote the civic engagement of young people and sensitive audiences. During the course of the programme, exchanges of experience and good practices will help to build a lasting and sustainable network of actors committed to a culture of peace, tolerance and democracy.


An EU funded scheme

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