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Caucasus Program at Loccum Conference

Caucasus Program at Loccum Conference

23 March 2015 – A two-day conference at EAL Loccum was a welcome opportunity to update on the Berghof Foundation's work in the Caucasus.

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Project kick-off in Antioquia – Accompaniment of regional peace programme in Colombia

Project kick-off in Antioquia – Accompaniment of regional peace programme in Colombia

19 March 2015 – The project "Preparing for Peace - Support to Antioquia's Regional Peace Programme", which started in February 2015, had its official launch in Antioquia on February 25 at the invitation of Antioquia's Governor Sergio Fajardo.

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New Publications on Effects of Terrrorist Listings

New Publications on Effects of Terrrorist Listings

12 March 2015 – The report “Building Peace in Permanent War: Terrorist Listing and Conflict Transformation”, based on a Berghof-funded project, was just released and launched.

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Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation

The Berghof Handbook is a constantly evolving and developing online platform 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.

Handbook Articles are commissioned expert contributions on the state of the art of the field. Articles >

Handbook Dialogues raise key critical issues which are then debated among scholars and practitioners from different disciplines and world regions. Dialogues >

You can find all Berghof Handbook publications here >

Feature

Nonviolence

The 2011 Arab Spring has led to a revival of global interest in the phenomenon of nonviolent struggles for human rights and democracy. They are frequently seen as a powerful and constructive strategy for waging and transforming conflict.

We understand nonviolent resistance as a central dimension of conflict transformation, especially in contexts of highly asymmetrical power relations, where negotiations and reconciliation needs to be preceded by effective methods of levelling the playing field between conflict parties. more >

Latest Resources

  • Uli Jäger, Anne Romund & Nadine Ritzi: Peace Counts Learning Package. 2015. Tübingen. Educational & Multimedia. Imagebox >
  • Uta Giebel & Barbara Unger: Erfahrungen zu Steuerung und Führung in einem Friedensentwicklungsvorhaben. 2015. Bogotá D.C.. PDF >
  • Uli Jäger, Anne Romund & Dr. Hannah Reich: Fostering civic and nonviolent education in Jordan. 2014. Berlin: Berghof Foundation. Educational & Multimedia. PDF >
  • Uli Jäger: Peace Education and Conflict Transformation. 2014. Handbook Article. PDF >
  • Silke Pfeiffer: Peace Infrastructure in Colombia. 2014. PDF >
  • Véronique Dudouet (Ed.): Civil Resistance and Conflict Transformation: Transitions from armed to nonviolent struggle. 2014. London: Routledge. Book >
  • Janel B. Galvanek: Supporting Negotiations for Peace in Afghanistan. 2014. Policy Brief No. 4. PDF >