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New Report: “Conflict Assessment Report: Hirshabelle State, Somalia”

New Report: “Conflict Assessment Report: Hirshabelle State, Somalia”

21.01.2018 - In the framework of the project “Strengthening Federalism through Conflict Transformation: Community (Re)conciliation and Mediation Support in the Somali State of Hirshabelle” a conflict assessment report has now been...

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Syria Roundtable: “Perspectives on De-escalation Agreements”

Syria Roundtable: “Perspectives on De-escalation Agreements”

21.01.2018 - While a political settlement to the conflict in Syria is still a distant reality, the major international powers in Syria agreed in early 2017 on the creation of de-escalation zones covering the remaining main opposition strongholds. Simultaneously, other de-confliction steps...

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New blog post on nonviolent resistance and democratic consolidation

New blog post on nonviolent resistance and democratic consolidation

21.12.2017 -

How does nonviolent resistance help to consolidate gains for civil society after democratic transitions? Tackling this question Matteo Dressler (Berghof Foundation), Markus Bayer (University of Duisburg-Essen) and Felix Bethke (Cologne Centre for Comparative Politics) have...

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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

  • Mohammed Abu-Nimer: Alternative Approaches to Transforming Violent Extremism. The Case of Islamic Peace and Interreligious Peacebuilding. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - lead. PDF >
  • Cordula Reimann and Ursula König: Collective Trauma and Resilience: Key Concepts in Transforming War-related Identities. 2017. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - comment. PDF >
  • 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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Peace Infrastructure

Few would disagree: building peace is most likely to be successful if there are, in any given place, champions, processes and well known structures which take upon themselves the non-violent transformation of conflicts. more >   All features >

Latest Resources

  • Andrea Zemskov-Zuege & Oliver Wolleh (eds.): "Changing the past in our heads." A facilitator's guide to listening workshops. 2018. PDF >
  • Hans J. Giessmann, Janel B. Galvanek, Christine Seifert: Curbing Violence. Development, Application, and the Sustaining of National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. 2017. A contribution to UNITED NATIONS WORLD BANK FLAGSHIP STUDY. PDF >
  • Christina Stenner: The Institutionalization of Mediation Support. Are Mediation Support Entities there yet?. 2017. PDF >
  • SIPRI / Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung / Berghof Foundation: SIPRI Yearbook 2017. Armaments, Disarmaments and Internatinal Security. 2017. Kurzfassung Deutsch. PDF >
  • Irena Grizelj: The Youth Space of Dialogue and Mediation in Myanmar. 2017. Berlin: Berghof Foundation. Case Study Report. PDF >
  • Karin Göldner-Ebenthal & Véronique Dudouet: From Power Mediation to Dialogue Support? Assessing the European Union's Capabilities for Multi-Track Diplomacy. 2017. Research Report. PDF >
  • Basque Permanent Social Forum: ETA’s disarmament in the context of international DDR guidelines. Lessons learnt from an innovative Basque scenario. 2017. Transitions Series No. 12. PDF >
  • Norbert Ropers, with Beatrix Austin, Anna Köhler & Anne Kruck (eds.): Basics of Dialogue Facilitation. 2017. Berlin: Berghof Foundation. Educational & Multimedia. more >
  • Berghof Foundation Annual Report 2016. 2017. Berlin: Berghof Foundation. more >
  • Janel B. Galvanek: Grass-Roots Dialogue in Hirshabelle State: Recommendations for Locally-Informed Federalism in Somalia. 2017. Project Report. PDF >
  • Dagmar Nolden & Cassandra Schützko: Conflict sensitive refugee assistance (engl.). 2016. Tübingen. Educational & Multimedia. more >
  • National Dialogue Handbook. A Guide for Practitioners. 2017. PDF >
  • Janel B. Galvanek & Katrin Planta: Peaceful Coexistence? ‘Traditional’ and ‘Non-traditional’ Conflict Resolution Mechanisms. 2017. Research Report. 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 >