Berlin meets Belfast: “Building Peace to Last” Conference, 26 November, Belfast

12/02/2014

Berghof Foundation’s Beatrix Austin delivered the keynote address at a recent conference in Belfast which celebrated the achievements of grassroots conflict transformation, peacebuilding and transitional justice by local organisation Bridge of Hope and its participants.

The conference “Building Peace to Last” was the closing set-piece of an EU PEACE III funded project “Exploring the Past Together for a Better Future” that sought to reengage with marginalised loyalist and republican communities from right across the North over the last 3 years.

With the recent 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down, this unique conference built on previous cross-community group visits to Berlin where participants together with Beatrix Austin looked at how both places have moved beyond violent conflict and are shaping their transition phase.

Links

Conference Press Release >

Conference Press Coverage >

More on Transitional Justice from Bridge of Hope >

More on Transitional Justice, Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation from Berghof Foundation  (Glossary) >