Call for Applications 2020: Rondine Training Program





Open to: Aged between 21-28, from Russian Federation and South Caucasus;

Duration of program: 2 years (July 2020 – June 2022);

Location: Rondine, Arezzo, Toscany;

Deadline: for the applicants from Russian Federation: February 9th; for applicants from South Caucasus: January 12th;

Scholarship: Cost of the training activities in Rondine; cost of the lodging and board; cost of the academic or vocational training for the one-year master (60 ECTS) (enrolment fees, learning material, transportation);



Are you ready to learn how to transform the conflict into an opportunity and generate social change? The World House program is the experience that you are looking for!

Rondine Cittadella della Pace is an organization committed to reducing armed conflicts around the world and spreading its own method for the creative transformation of conflicts in every context. Rondine was born in a Medieval Tuscan hamlet, a few kilometres away from Arezzo, Italy: here, the main Rondine projects for education and professional experience are developed.


What is the World House?


Heart of Rondine - World House program: since 1998, it has hosted young people who come from countries where, whether currently or recently, conflict has degenerated into violent forms. They accept to live with their own “enemy”, in order to learn how to face their conflict and turn it into an opportunity for change.

The World House program lasts two years with the main focuses to daily life, training program, civic engagement and formal education, which includes the attendance at a master course or other school of high professionalization in Central Italy (Tuscany, Umbria).


Training Program is devided basically to three periods:

Trial period: July – September

It is a reciprocal trial period: the World House candidate can assess if Rondine meets his/her expectations, thanks to meetings with the educational staff and the direct experience of cohabitation with the other participants.
At the same time, the staff verifies if the participant’s characteristics meet the required profile to commit to the Rondine program.

First year: October – July

Trainings for junior participants consist of lectures, non-formal educational activities, peer education, trips, meeting with the educational staff.

Focuses of first year trainings:

  • conflict analisys and transformation
  • education to environmental sustainability
  • human rights
  • communication skills
  • group facilitation
  • emotional intelligence

Second year: September – June

Trainings for senior participants focuses on the perspective of leaving Rondine in order to implement their social impact projects.

Focuses of second year trainings:

  • leadership
  • effective communication
  • basic elements of project management
  • specific project design modules for policy/advocacy officer, educators, social entrepreneurs


Currently, the World House hosts thirty students from twenty-five different countries in Europe, Africa, America, the Middle East and Caucasus.


The deadline and the documents for completing the application

Those interested in participating in the Rondine program must send the documents mentioned below before deadline to the following email addresses:, or


The required documents are:

-Application form (link below);

-Copy of passport, valid at least until June 2021;

-Motivation letter;

-Curriculum Vitae or Resume;

-Copy of the last qualification or certificate, diploma or degree earned;

-Rondine Project Proposal Form (link below);

-At least one recommendation letter, signed by a professor from the student’s university, or a supervisor of a non-profit or association in which the candidate is active;

-Copy of the driving license (if you have);

-Notice on personal data protection (hand-signed;here attached)


Application form:

For South Caucasus:

For Russian Federation:


For further information:

Rondine International Relations Office: +39 0575 299666, e-mail: