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New book: Insights into the Everyday of Post-Conflict Transitions

New book: Insights into the Everyday of Post-Conflict Transitions

01.10.2018 -

What are the main drivers of political transition and regime change? And to what extent do these apparently seismic political changes result in real change, change which can be felt by a society’s citizens? These questions are the focus of a comparative volume written by a mix of...

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Somalia: Shir Dialogue Assembly on local conflicts and community responses in Bula Burte

Somalia: Shir Dialogue Assembly on local conflicts and community responses in Bula Burte

27.09.2018 -

To encourage community reflection  on issues related to conflict and peace and to develop local actions to transform conflict, a Shir took place in Bulla Burte town (Hirshabelle, Somalia). This six-day dialogue assembly was carried out by the Berghof Foundation, with great...

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New Berghof Research Report: Militias – a curse or a cure?

New Berghof Research Report: Militias – a curse or a cure?

19.09.2018 -

The public and the academic debates about the pros and cons of militias are beset with controversy. While academic research on militias made significant progress in recent years, the conditions under which militias perform better or worse (from the perspective of the civilian...

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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

  • Mille Bøjer: Transformative Scenarios Process. How stories of the future help to transform conflict in the present. 2018. Handbook Article. PDF >
  • Beatrix Austin and Hans J. Giessmann (eds.): Transformative Approaches to Violent Extremism. 2018. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - complete. PDF >
  • 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 >
  • Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini: Challenging Conventional Wisdom, Transforming Current Practices: A Gendered Lens on PVE. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • Anita Ernstorfer: Effective Approaches to Preventing Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilding Systems Perspective. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • Radwan Al-Sayed: Religious Institutions and the Challenges of Extremism and Terrorism: A Long View. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • "What is actually needed is to invent new terms" - An interview on Radical Religious Norms and Experiences from the Balkans. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • Maral Jekta: Engaging with whom? Opportunities and Challenges of PVE approaches in Germany and Iraq. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • Isabel Bramsen & Poul Poder: Emotional Dynamics in Conflict and Conflict Transformation. 2018. Handbook Article. 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 >
  • 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 >

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Youth 2.0

In the peacebuilding field, young people are generally seen as victims, at-risk, perpetrators - or recently as ‘potential’ peacebuilders. What does not get sufficiently highlighted in this youth discourse is the fact that in all conflict contexts, there are invariably young people who build their own peacebuilding initiatives. more >   All features >

Latest Resources

  • Basir Feda, Kristóf Gosztonyi, Jan Koehler: Militias: a curse or a cure A study on factors constraining militia behaviour in North-East Afghanistan. 2018. Research Report. PDF >
  • Mille Bøjer: Transformative Scenarios Process. How stories of the future help to transform conflict in the present. 2018. Handbook Article. PDF >
  • Berghof Foundation Annual Report 2017. 2018. Berlin: Berghof Foundation. more >
  • Mir Mubashir and Irena Grizelj: The Youth Space of Dialogue and Mediation. An Exploration. 2018. more >
  • Diaspora Emergency Action and Coordination (DEMAC) (ed.): Creating Opportunities To Work With Diasporas In Humanitarian Settings. 2018. more >
  • Andrea Zemskov-Zuege & Oliver Wolleh (eds.): Changing the past in our heads. A facilitator's guide to listening workshops. 2018. Educational & Multimedia. 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 >
  • 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 >