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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 >
  • Andy Carl: Constitution Making in Contexts of Conflict: Paying Attention to Process. 2019. Towards Sustainable Peace: The Nexus of Peacemaking and Constitution Building. more >
  • Laurie Nathan: The Imperative of Constitutionalizing Peace Agreements. 2019. Towards Sustainable Peace: The Nexus of Peacemaking and Constitution Building. more >
  • Nicole Töpperwien: From Armed Intra-State Conflict to a Functioning Constitutional Order. Reconciling Principles of Third-Party Support – a Reflection. 2019. Towards Sustainable Peace: The Nexus of Peacemaking and Constitution Building. more >
  • Willy Peter Nindorera: Interactions Between Peacemaking and Constitution-Making Processes in Burundi. A Stabilising or a Crisis Factor?. 2019. Towards Sustainable Peace: The Nexus of Peacemaking and Constitution Building. more >
  • Willy Peter Nindorera: Les Interactions Entre le Processus de Paix et l'Elaboration Constitutionnelle au Burundi. Facteur de Stabilité ou de Crise ?. 2019. Towards Sustainable Peace: The Nexus of Peacemaking and Constitution Building. more >
  • Andrés Álvarez Castañeda and Carlos Alberto Sarti Castañeda: Peace Accords and the Constitution in a Fragile Democracy. The case of Guatemala. 2019. Towards Sustainable Peace: The Nexus of Peacemaking and Constitution Building. more >
  • Andrés Álvarez Castañeda y Carlos Alberto Sarti Castañeda: Acuerdos de Paz y Constitución en una Democracia Frágil. El Caso de Guatemala. 2019. Towards Sustainable Peace: The Nexus of Peacemaking and Constitution Building. more >
  • Boshko Stankovski: Peacemaking and Constitutional Change: Negotiating Power-sharing Arrangements and Identity Issues. The Republic of (North) Macedonia and The Ohrid Framework Agreement. 2019. Towards Sustainable Peace: The Nexus of Peacemaking and Constitution Building. 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 >