In line with our grantmaking strategy, we aspire to foster a shared space for collaboration and synergy-building with our grantees that goes beyond the implementation and completion of each project. The Grant for Innovation in Conflict Transformation serves to expand the boundaries of the field in terms of insights and perspectives, and by creating a network of like-minded partners that collaborate in an innovative manner on issues of conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
Grantees are encouraged to actively engage in building such a network and identifying potentials for further collaboration, as part of their projects and beyond.
Berghof Grantees Conference
To provide a forum for exchange within our network of likeminded partners, we have established the Berghof Grantees Conference, an annual event bringing together grantees, Berghof Foundation staff and relevant researchers and practitioners. The event provides an opportunity for mutual learning and the sharing of expertise and experience, as well as a valuable networking opportunity for participants.
The first conference on the topic of “Virtual spaces for conflict transformation” was held in November 2013 at the Berghof Center in Berlin.