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Roundtable on the potential role of the EU in a post-settlement Cyprus

Roundtable on the potential role of the EU in a post-settlement Cyprus

27.03.2017 - Experts from academia and civil society gathered for a roundtable event on The Role and Contribution of the European Union in a Post-Settlement Cyprus: Multi-Dimensional Support for Implementation, in Berlin on 14 March. The event was hosted by Berghof Foundation together with...

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Encounter at Zaatari and beyond – documentation of project activities on conflict-sensitive refugee assistance in Jordan 2016

Encounter at Zaatari and beyond – documentation of project activities on conflict-sensitive refugee assistance in Jordan 2016

14.03.2017 - The recently released video and print documentation on conflict-sensitive refugee assistance in Jordan provide an overview on the activities conducted by Berghof Foundation in 2016 within the project "Civic and Nonviolent Education in Jordan".

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Berghof Foundation hosts former Vice President of Afghanistan

Berghof Foundation hosts former Vice President of Afghanistan

09.03.2017 - We had the pleasure of welcoming H.E. Mohammad Karim Khalili, former Vice President of Afghanistan and Deputy Head of the Afghan High Peace Council, for a bilateral meeting and a discussion event at Berghof Foundation in Berlin on 1 March 2017. During the event, H.E. Mohammad...

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Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation

The Berghof Handbook is dedicated to collecting and reflecting cutting-edge knowledge and experience for scholars and practitioners working on transforming violent ethnopolitical conflict. It comes in the form of Articles and a Dialogue Series. more  >

Latest Contributions

  • Barbara Unger, Véronique Dudouet, Matteo Dressler and Beatrix Austin (Eds.): “Undeclared Wars”– Exploring a Peacebuilding Approach to Armed Social Violence. 2016. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - complete. Hardcopy >
  • Jenny Pearce: The “Violence Turn” in Peace Studies and Practice. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Andy Carl: The (Not So) New Challenge of Responding to Armed Social Violence with Peacebuilding. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Gema Santamaría: From War-Making to Peacebuilding? Opportunities and Pitfalls of an Integral Approach to Armed Social Violence in Mexico. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Karen P. Simbulan and Laurens J. Visser: The Value of Listening to Community Voices. A Peacebuilding Approach to Armed Social Violence. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Marco Carmignani and Fernando Cavalcante : Countering Armed Social Violence in Guinea-Bissau: The Case of the Model Police Station. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Bernardo Arévalo de León and Ana Glenda Tager: Armed Social Violence and Peacebuilding: Towards an operational approach. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - lead article. PDF >
  • Beatrix Austin & Martina Fischer (Eds.): Transforming War-Related Identities. Individual and Social Approaches to Healing and Dealing with the Past. 2016. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - complete. Hardcopy >
  • Brandon Hamber: Dealing with Painful Memories and Violent Pasts. Towards a Framework for Contextual Understanding. 2015. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - lead article. PDF >

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Inclusivity

Social, economic or political exclusion of large segments of society is known to be a key driver of intra-state wars. More inclusive polities and processes therefore are seen as a key element in transitions from violence to peace. Yet, what does such inclusivity entail? Who should be included in peace processes and political transitions, at what stage and to what end?   more >        all features >

Latest Resources

  • Dagmar Nolden & Cassandra Schützko: Conflict sensitive refugee assistance (engl.). 2016. Tübingen. Educational & Multimedia. more >
  • National Dialogue Handbook. A Guide for Practitioners. 2017. PDF >
  • Megan German: US and German Civilian-led Efforts in Conflict and Fragile Contexts: Addressing Internal Challenges to Improve Impact. 2017. Policy Brief No. 7. PDF >
  • Beatrix Austin: Dealing with the Past. Supporting people-centred “working-through” the legacies of violence. 2017. Policy Brief No. 6. PDF >
  • Erwin van Veen & Véronique Dudouet. International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF): Hitting the target but missing the point?. 2017. Assessing donor support for inclusive and legitimate politics in fragile societies. PDF >
  • Antonia Montanus, Nele Rathke, Barbara Unger: Organisations under pressure but powering on - the psychosocial approach within integrated management of threat. 2016. A model for human rights organisations and donor organisations. PDF >
  • Mir Mubashir, Engjellushe Morina, Luxshi Vimalarajah: OSCE support to Insider Mediation. Strengthening mediation capacities, networking and complementarity. PDF >
  • OSCE Support to Insider Mediation. KEY CONSIDERATIONS. Strengthening mediation capacities, networking and complementarity. PDF >
  • Mir Mubashir & Luxshi Vimalarajah: BASELINE STUDY: Tradition- & Faith-Oriented Insider Mediators (TFIMs) as Crucial Actors in Conflict Transformation Potential, Constraints, & Opportunities for Collaborative Support. 2016. Full Report. PDF >
  • Stina Lundström and Shadia Marhaban: Challenges and Opportunities for Female Combatants’ Post-War Community Leadership: Lessons Learnt from Aceh and Mindanao. 2016. Workshop Report. PDF >
  • Véronique Dudouet & Stina Lundström: Post-war Political Settlements: From Participatory Transition Processes to Inclusive State-building and Governance. 2016. Research Report. PDF >
  • Samer Araabi & Leila Hilal: Reconciliation, Reward, and Revenge: Analyzing Syrian De-Escalation Dynamics through Local Ceasefire Negotiations. 2016. Berlin. Berghof Grantee Publication. PDF >
  • Katrin Planta: Interdependency and Interference: The Wayuu’s Normative System and State-based Conflict Resolution in Colombia. 2016. Colombia Case Study Report . PDF >
  • Janel B. Galvanek: Pragmatism and Mistrust: The Interaction of Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Liberia. 2016. Liberia Case Study Report. PDF >