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DEMAC Workshop – Humanitarian Aid and the role of the Syrian diaspora

DEMAC Workshop – Humanitarian Aid and the role of the Syrian diaspora

23 August 2016 - Syrians living abroad engage relentlessly and in multiple ways in relief activities to ease the need of their compatriots in Syria and its neighboring states and to counter the effects of the humanitarian crisis. They send remittances and aid, build orphanages, schools and...

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Yemen: Sixth Consultation Meeting to support the political process in Yemen

Yemen: Sixth Consultation Meeting to support the political process in Yemen

23 August 2016 - From 16 to 19 July 2016, the 6th consultation meeting of Yemeni Eminent Personalities took place in Lebanon. The meeting was facilitated by the Berghof Foundation; it was organized in coordination with the Office of the UN Special Envoy of the Secretary General to Yemen and with...

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Kick-off workshop on psychosocial support for Human Rights defenders on August 5-6 in Mexico

Kick-off workshop on psychosocial support for Human Rights defenders on August 5-6 in Mexico

18 August 2016 - How do Human Rights organisations handle the fact that their members are threatened or that their offices become the target of attacks? Next to possible physical harm, the emotional impact of such a situation on Human Rights defenders and their work can be considerable.

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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

  • 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 >
  • Rousbeh Legatis: Media-Related Peacebuilding in Processes of Conflict Transformation. 2015. Handbook Article. PDF >

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Berghof Spotlight - Caucasus

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Youth

In many conflict regions, young people below the age of 30 form the majority of the population. This youth is often faced with a dire socio-economic environment. High unemployment, insecurity and lack of participation in local and national governance are widespread challenges, often leading to violence. more >

Latest Resources

  • Samer Araabi & Leila Hilal: Reconciliation, Reward, and Revenge: Analyzing Syrian De-Escalation Dynamics through Local Ceasefire Negotiations. 2016. Berlin. Berghof Grantee Publication. 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 >