PATRIR is an organisation working for the promotion of peace by peaceful means, the strengthening of solidarity and the celebration of diversity between peoples and communities. Its methods of work are direct action, training, research, and the empowerment of individuals and communidades de base.
As an organisation and a movement committed to linking theory and practice for the promotion of peace, democracy, human rights and the celebration of diversity through building the voice and participation of people, the Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) is an institute, organisation, training centre and network, linking scholars, activists of the communidades de base, and peace researchers throughout Romania and South-Eastern Europe.
The Institute organises training programmes in peacebuilding and peaceful conflict transformation, peace journalism, democracy and human rights, multi-culturalism, empowering civil society, gender and peace, sustainable development, and environment and ecology. Participants in PATRIR training programmes have included NGO workers, civil society activists, professors, teachers, students, journalists, politicians, diplomats, and psychologists from Romania and 26 countries internationally.