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Understanding the Drivers of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism: Launch of International Research Project PAVE

Understanding the Drivers of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism: Launch of International Research Project PAVE

19.02.2020 -

Berlin, Germany – The new EU research project PAVE (Preventing and Addressing Violent Extremism through Community Resilience in the Balkans and MENA) aims to tackle the global issue of radicalisation by examining its root causes and driving factors.

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Building peace in Somalia, one Shir at a time

Building peace in Somalia, one Shir at a time

28.01.2020 -

The Berghof Foundation supports communities in Somalia’s Hirshabelle State in their efforts to build peace by solving local conflicts. Watch our new short film to learn more.

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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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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

  • Will Bennett: Improving Community Safety in Contested Spaces: A Handbook for Syrian Civil Society Actors (English). 2020. PDF >
  • Mapping of Local Governance in Yemeni Governorates. 2020. more >
  • 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 >
  • Tim Jan Roetman, Marie Migeon, Véronique Dudouet: Salafi jihadi armed groups and conflict (de-)escalation: The case of Ansar Dine in Mali. 2019. PDF >
  • Karin Göldner-Ebenthal and Ahmed Elsayed: Salafi jihadi armed groups and conflict (de-)escalation: The case of Ahrar al-Sham in Syria. 2019. PDF >
  • Karin Göldner-Ebenthal: Salafi jihadi armed groups and conflict (de-)escalation: The case of al-Shabaab in Somalia. 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 >