Organisation

Based in Germany, the NGO is run by a diverse team working closely with partners in selected regions. An international Board of Trustees supports its work.

Chair:

  • Johannes Zundel, CEO Berghof Foundation Trust, Tübingen, Germany

Board members:

  • Dr. rer. pol. Günther Bächler, former Ambassador and Special Envoy, Berne, Germany
  • Dr. h.c. Edelgard Bulmahn, former Vice-President of the German Bundestag, former Federal Minister, Berlin, Germany
  • Diana V. Chigas, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Kjell-Åke Nordquist, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Centre for Policy Alternatives, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Prof. Dr. em. Dr. h.c. mult. Dieter Senghaas, Bremen, Germany
  • Dr. Christian Sundermann, State Secretary in non-active service, Berlin, Germany

The Berghof Foundation is based in the Berghof Center, in Berlin, Germany. Beyond that, the Foundation also maintains a branch office in Tübingen, located in the South of Germany, as well as project offices in a number of countries, depending on project requirements.

The Berghof Center

The Foundation’s headquarters is the Berghof Center, located in central Berlin. This office opened in 2018, after the staff size outgrew its previous premises in Berlin’s Dahlem district, from where the Foundation had been running projects since 1971. The new, modern headquarters provides space for the executives of the Berghof Foundation, as well as for the majority of our administrative, research, regional and peace support staff. The Berghof Center runs an in-house library, specialising in literature related to conflict transformation. The library is accessible to the public upon request.

Georg Zundel Haus

The Foundation maintains a branch office in Tübingen, the hometown of Professor Dr. Georg Zundel, located in the South of Germany. Named in honour of its founder, the Georg Zundel Haus has been hosting peace education staff since 2002. The bright and spacious building has a large meeting room, allowing the institute to host seminars, workshops, expert discussions, presentations and professional gatherings. The Georg Zundel Haus also contains a library specialised in peace education, as well as an extensive media collection.

Project Offices

Depending upon requirements, project offices may be considered in other countries, based on project needs and upon request of our partners.