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Peace Counts School in Essen

Peace Counts School in Essen

12 May 2015 – On May 8th 2015, 70 years after the end of World War II in Europe, the exhibition “Peace Counts – Peacebuilders Around the World” had its ceremonious opening at Marktkirche, Essen.

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Evaluation for the Working Group on Peace and Development (AG FriEnt)

Evaluation for the Working Group on Peace and Development (AG FriEnt)

30 April 2015 – Martina Fischer and Barbara Unger conducted an evaluation of the activities of the Working Group on Peace and Development, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Frieden und Entwicklung (AG FriEnt). The AG FriEnt is a network of governmental and nongovernmental organisations dedicated to search for...

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Service Centre to strengthen peace education in schools

Service Centre to strengthen peace education in schools

22 April 2015 – The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Baden-Wuerttemberg, the Regional Center for Civic Education (Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung) and the Berghof Foundation signed a contract on the establishment of a Service Centre for Peace Education (Servicestelle...

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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

  • 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 >
  • 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 >