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A missing link? Diaspora’s place in an enhanced international humanitarian system

A missing link? Diaspora’s place in an enhanced international humanitarian system

03.11.2016 - Under this title the Berghof Foundation co-organized a conference on the 3rd of October in the UN City in Copenhagen. It marked the final activity of Phase I of the Diaspora Emergency Action & Coordination (DEMAC) project.

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Armenia-Turkey Expert Dialogue Group

Armenia-Turkey Expert Dialogue Group

02.11.2016 - Hrant Dink Foundation, in cooperation with the Berghof Foundation, has initiated an Armenia-Turkey Expert Dialogue Group

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Former Ambassador Boden as guest in Tbilisi and Sukhum/i

Former Ambassador Boden as guest in Tbilisi and Sukhum/i

24.10.2016 - How did internationals engage after the Georgian-Abkhaz war in 1993? What room was there for negotiated solutions? What opportunities were there for rapprochement - then and now?

These questions were discussed by former Ambassador Dr. Dieter Boden who participated as our guest...

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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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Berghof Spotlight - Caucasus

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Insider Mediators

Today, there is a greater appreciation of local, indigenous and insider methods of dealing with conflict – methods that are owned and driven by actors ‘intrinsic’ to the conflict system. more >   All features >

Latest Resources

  • 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 >
  • Berghof Foundation Annual Report 2015. 2016. Berlin: Berghof Foundation. more >
  • 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 >
  • Véronique Dudouet & Matteo Dressler: From Power Mediation to Dialogue Facilitation: Assessing the European Union’s Approach to Multi- Track Diplomacy. 2016. WOSCAP. Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Project. Scoping Study. PDF >
  • Stina Lundström & Matteo Dressler: Assessing EU Support to Governance Reform. 2016. Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Project. Scoping Study. PDF >
  • Hans J. Giessmann: Infrastructures for Peace: Approaches and Lessons Learned. 2016. PDF >
  • Véronique Dudouet, Katrin Planta and Hans J. Giessmann: The Political Transformation of Armed and Banned Groups: Lessons Learned and Implications for International Support. 2016. PDF >