Conducted by independent researchers from New York University, the project looks to answer two overarching questions:
- Are PPI’s Israeli and Palestinian participants changing their attitudes towards their perceived enemy group?
- Are PPI’s Israeli and Palestinian participants becoming leaders capable of positively influencing their communities?
The RCT is one of the first to rigorously test sport and peacebuilding methodologies in action – making the results of this study important not just to PPI, but also to the larger conflict resolution and youth development fields.
Results from the pilot phase of the study show that participation in PPI increases willingness and ability among Israeli and Palestinian youth to act as peacebuilders by standing up to defend members of the other group in cases of harassment or aggressive actions.
To learn more about the PPI RCT, visit the New York University project website: Contact, Sport and Peacebuilding