World House of Rondine

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!

What is Rondine?

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. Its objective is contributing to a planet free from armed clashes, in which every person has the tools to manage conflicts in a creative and positive way. 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?

The project that gave rise and inspiration to Rondine is the World House: 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: during this period, participants can experiment innovation through conviviality, daily activities, non formal and formal education.

At the end of the two-year period, the youth of the World House have the tools to promote action and develop concrete social, political and economic projects in their own countries and to be leaders in contexts characterized by transformation, elevated complexity, and high conflict.

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

World House: the main focuses

Daily life

Sharing and confrontation in daily life represent the most important elements of Rondine experience. Continuously being in contact with other participants living in different conflict situations, and having different cultures, experiences and emotional backgrounds, is a unique occasion to get to know different points of view. The interpersonal relationship established in daily life is the key to overcome a conflict. Other important factors are listening to the other, comprehension, dialogue and sharing.

Training program

Participants receive high level training on topics related to conflict management, communication abilities and methodologies. The training is carried out by Rondine’s team, international academics, practitioners and trainers. Through formal lectures, seminars and non-formal activities, the training provides essential tools and knowledge to increase self- awareness and to be able to develop concrete opportunities to make a social impact in their countries of origin.

Civic engagement

World House fellows are involved in institutional events, divulgatory activities, media exposure, educational and training moments for schools and other organizations, voluntary and charity activities. Therefore, they are active participants in all the initiatives that Rondine promotes and adheres to, with the aim of realizing Rondine’s mission.

Formal education

The last part of the program is a professional and academic specialization, which includes the attendance at a master course in Central Italy (Tuscany, Umbria). The participation to academic courses is aimed at preparing for the work life with more sensibility and orientation to social change.
Eligible master courses

Training Program

After having completed the program in Rondine, participants of the World House return to their countries of origin ready to act in different socio-cultural contexts. They join Rondine International Peace Lab (R-IPL), the network of Rondine’s alumni. R-IPL supports former students in realizing cooperation and development projects, targeting peace building. For more information:

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for young people

Interested in conflicts (personal, interpersonal, social, international)

Ready for active listening and team work

Willing to be future leaders

Interested in topics such as conflict transformation, communication, human rights, cooperation and global sustainability
Ready to tell their story and experience in public

Curious to live with youth having different religions and cultures

Willing to engage in development projects, social innovation and change

Selection steps

November 2022

Opening of the call for participants

December 2022 – January 2023

Deadline for submission of application

January – May 2023

Pre-selection phase, Interviews and Italian test

June 2023

Selection results

July 3, 2023

Preparation for the arrival – online phase

June – September 2023

Administrative procedures

September 25, 2023

Residential program starting date

If you want to join Rondine

Be sure to meet basic requirements:


Aged 21 – 28


Holder of a Bachelor’s degree (or going to earn it by July 2023)


Willing to be engaged in civil society

Coming from:
Balkans – deadline: 27/03/2023 Call for participants
Middle East – deadline: 01/05/2023 Call for participants
South Caucasus – deadline: 27/03/2023 Call for participants
Nigeria – deadline: 27/03/2023 Call for participants

Carefully read our call for application to know conditions and requirements, then fill the application form here below.


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