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Recommendations to the new German governmentGermany's foreign policy needs a binding peace policy frame of reference

Concrete recommendations for the foreign and security policy of the new German government, summarized by the Berghof Foundation and the European University Viadrina.

  • feature 30 Nov 2021
Students sitting in small groups at a library

Knowledge for a complex world, online event on 25 NovRethinking the roles of peace research and peace education

Join our panel discussion on how these intertwined disciplines should react to current global challenges

  • feature 11 Nov 2021
Hiroshima survivor Hottori Michiko

Every second counts for the survivors, online event on 24 Nov

Join this virtual testimony session with Hiroshima survivor Ms Hattori Michiko.

  • feature 9 Nov 2021
Women attend a workshop on UN SCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security - Malha, North Darfur

We can do better!Three ways how peacebuilding efforts can become more gender inclusive

These mechanisms can inform peacebuilding as a more inclusive practice where everyone has a seat at the table and the act of conflict-sensitivity is reinforced.

  • feature 3 Nov 2021
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Ways to mitigate the impact of climate change on conflictSpeech by Andrew Gilmour at the Human Rights and Science Symposium

At the 9th Human Rights and Science Symposium, our Executive Director Andrew Gilmour spoke on minimising the risk of climate change on conflict and human rights.

  • feature 1 Nov 2021
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COP26, climate change and conflict.

In November, COP26 will convene for the most important summit yet to halt climate breakdown, and to prevent the threats climate change poses for sustainable peace.

  • feature 27 Oct 2021
Group photo of the participants before the start of the Aiete conference in San Sebastian.

Lessons learnt from the Basque peace processTen years after the Aiete peace conference

Berghof looks back at an unconventional peace process that teaches us the value of creativity and persistence in the face of deadlocks.

  • feature 18 Oct 2021
Photo: Jakob Schnetz / Berghof Foundation

Berghof turns 50: Looking back at our history

13 October 1971 is the day we were founded. To celebrate our anniversary, we will revisit key moments of Berghof’s history, and take a look at the years to come.

  • feature 13 Oct 2021
Our work aims to create space for conflict transformation. Three chairs in the Berghof office in Berlin create an invitation to dialogue.

Berghof Foundation marks 50 years of peacebuilding

Looking on from the 50th anniversary, four prominent challenges feature among Berghof’s top priorities in dealing with the complex root causes of conflicts.

  • press release 13 Oct 2021
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A call to rethink Europe's 'counter-terrorism' strategy and prioritise dialogueJoint statement by peace and conflict resolution organisations

Seven peace organisations are calling on Europe to prioritise dialogue with armed groups and ensure legal routes for peace and mediation actors to engage with them

  • press release 10 Sep 2021
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