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Finally Peace in Colombia?

Finally Peace in Colombia?

20 June 2016What will happen after the signing of the peace agreement? What can Colombia learn from other countries for the post-agreement period?

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Yemen: Fifth Consultation Meeting to support the political process

Yemen: Fifth Consultation Meeting to support the political process

15 June 2016From 29 May to 1 June 2016, the Berghof Foundation organized the 5th consultation meeting of Yemeni Eminent Personalities in cooperation with the UN Special Envoy of the Secretary General to Yemen and with kind support from the German Federal Foreign Office.

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Documentation on the 2nd Actors‘ Conference on Burundi now available

Documentation on the 2nd Actors‘ Conference on Burundi now available

14 June 2016In March 2016, the 2nd Actors’ Conference on Burundi took place in Freiburg, Germany. The conference as well as an academic symposium on the topical status quo of research on Burundi the following day was organized by the Stiftung Entwicklungs-Zusammenarbeit Baden-Württemberg...

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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

  • Bernardo Arévalo de León and Ana Glenda Tager: Armed Social Violence and Peacebuilding: Towards an operational approach. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - lead article. PDF >
  • Beatrix Austin & Martina Fischer (Eds.): Transforming War-Related Identities. Individual and Social Approaches to Healing and Dealing with the Past. 2016. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - complete. Hardcopy >
  • Brandon Hamber: Dealing with Painful Memories and Violent Pasts. Towards a Framework for Contextual Understanding. 2015. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - lead article. PDF >
  • Rousbeh Legatis: Media-Related Peacebuilding in Processes of Conflict Transformation. 2015. Handbook Article. PDF >

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Youth

In many conflict regions, young people below the age of 30 form the majority of the population. This youth is often faced with a dire socio-economic environment. High unemployment, insecurity and lack of participation in local and national governance are widespread challenges, often leading to violence. more >

Latest Resources

  • Véronique Dudouet, Katrin Planta and Hans J. Giessmann: The Political Transformation of Armed and Banned Groups: Lessons Learned and Implications for International Support. 2016. PDF >
  • Hans J. Giessmann: Infrastructures for Peace: Approaches and Lessons Learned. 2016. PDF >
  • Mir Mubashir & Luxshi Vimalarajah: Tradition- & Faith-Oriented Insider Mediators (TFIMs) in Conflict Transformation Potential, Constraints, & Opportunities for Collaborative Support. 2016. Berghof Foundation and Finn Church Aid. The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers publication 1. PDF >
  • Martina Fischer: Transitional Justice. Lessons from the Western Balkans. 2016. Policy Brief No. 5. PDF >
  • Germany as Mediator. Peace Mediation and Mediation Support in German Foreign Policy. 2015. Conference Report. PDF >