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‘I am always optimistic about peace’: A chat with Günther Bächler, Diplomat and board member of the Berghof Foundation

‘I am always optimistic about peace’: A chat with Günther Bächler, Diplomat and board member of the Berghof Foundation

13.01.2020 -

Günther Bächler, our new board member, answers questions about his career in peace.

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Our work in 2019

Our work in 2019

03.01.2020 -

As 2020 begins, we take a quick look back at a few highlights from our work in 2019.

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Survey: how can we improve our website?

Survey: how can we improve our website?

23.12.2019 -

As 2020 arrives, one of our New Year’s resolutions is to create a new website to represent our work – and we’d appreciate your ideas and input!

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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 >

Berghof Glossary 2.0

The 2019 edition of the Berghof Glossary is now available - featuring the main principles and approaches in our work. For a second time, our team has embarked on a joint exploration of what it takes to create “space(s) for conflict transformationmore >

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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

  • Karin Göldner-Ebenthal & Véronique Dudouet, with support from Marie Migeon: Dialogue with Salafi jihadi armed groups: Challenges and opportunities for conflict de-escalation. 2019. PDF >
  • SIPRI Yearbook 2019. Armaments, Disarmaments and Internatinal Security. 2019. Kurzfassung Deutsch. PDF >
  • Joshua Rogers: Local Governance in Yemen. Theory, Practice, and Future Options. 2019. PDF >
  • Engjellushe Morina, Beatrix Austin, Tim Jan Roetman & Véronique Dudouet: Community Perspectives on Preventing Violent Extremism Lessons learned from the Western Balkans. 2019. Research Report. PDF >
  • Berghof Foundation (Ed.): Berghof Glossary on Conflict Transformation. 20 Notions for Theory and Practice. 2019. Glossary, 2019 edition. PDF >
  • Urko Aiartza Azurtza: Strategic thinking and conflict transformation. A reflection on and from the Basque Country. 2019. PDF >
  • Oliver Wils and Sonja Neuweiler: Peace Process Support in Times of Crises. The National Dialogue Support Programme in Yemen 2014-16. 2018. A Project Report. PDF >
  • 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 >
  • SIPRI Yearbook 2018. Armaments, Disarmaments and Internatinal Security. 2018. SIPRI / Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung / Berghof Foundation. Kurzfassung Deutsch. 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 >
  • Norbert Ropers, with Beatrix Austin, Anna Köhler & Anne Kruck (eds.): Basics of Dialogue Facilitation. 2017. Berlin: Berghof Foundation. Educational & Multimedia. more >
  • Andrea Zemskov-Zuege & Oliver Wolleh (eds.): Changing the past in our heads. A facilitator's guide to listening workshops. 2018. Educational & Multimedia. PDF >
  • National Dialogue Handbook. A Guide for Practitioners. 2017. 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 >
  • 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 >
  • 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 >