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High-level guests at Biographical Salon in Sukhum/i

High-level guests at Biographical Salon in Sukhum/i

21 July 2016 - The Biographical Salon has managed to link with the international level! On 4 July Ambassador Antti Turunen, UN representative at the Geneva talks and his Deputy Head of Mission and Senior Political Advisor Hailu Mamo were guests in the Biographical Salon. They shared personal...

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Conference on the Role of the OSCE as Mediator

Conference on the Role of the OSCE as Mediator

19 July 2016 - The German Federal Foreign Office and the Initiative Mediation Support Deutschland, the Berghof Foundation is part of, organized the conference “The OSCE as Mediator” in Berlin on 6 July...

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New Article on European Security Order

New Article on European Security Order

29 June 2016 - Hans J. Giessmann published an analysis on the current challenges to the European peace order. In his contribution he names causes and actors responsible for the failure of the 1990 OSCE Paris Charter. The essay explains the risks to Europe and the world posed by a renewed...

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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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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

  • 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 >
  • Hans J. Giessmann: Infrastructures for Peace: Approaches and Lessons Learned. 2016. PDF >
  • Mir Mubashir & Luxshi Vimalarajah: Tradition- & Faith-Oriented Insider Mediators (TFIMs) in Conflict Transformation Potential, Constraints, & Opportunities for Collaborative Support. 2016. Berghof Foundation and Finn Church Aid. The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers publication 1. PDF >
  • Martina Fischer: Transitional Justice. Lessons from the Western Balkans. 2016. Policy Brief No. 5. PDF >
  • Germany as Mediator. Peace Mediation and Mediation Support in German Foreign Policy. 2015. Conference Report. PDF >