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Understanding the drivers of radicalisation and violent extremismLaunch of international research project PAVE

The new EU research project PAVE aims to tackle the global issue of radicalisation by examining its root causes and driving factors.

  • press release 19 Feb 2020
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Building peace in Somalia, one Shir at a time

Watch a short film about our support to communities in Somalia’s Hirshabelle State in their efforts to build peace by solving local conflicts.

  • feature 28 Jan 2020
Günther Bächler

‘I am always optimistic about peace’A chat with Günther Bächler, Diplomat and board member of the Berghof Foundation

Günther Bächler, our new board member, answers questions about his career in peace.

  • feature 13 Jan 2020
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Our work in 2019

As 2020 begins, we take a quick look back at a few highlights from our work in 2019.

  • feature 3 Jan 2020
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Our project Streitkultur 3.0 awarded with Phineo-Wirkt-Siegel

On 10 December our project Streitkultur 3.0 (Culture of Conflict 3.0) was awarded the "Wirkt-Siegel" seal by the German non-profit PHINEO.

  • feature 20 Dec 2019
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Religion – a source of peace or discord?

Does religion offer an identity-building framework to spread peace beyond the boundaries of social communities?

  • blog post 18 Dec 2019
  • Author(s) Hans-Joachim Giessmann

To de-escalate violent conflicts around the world, it is time to engage in dialogue with Salafi-Jihadi Armed Groups

Governments and the international community can no longer afford to pretend that peace negotiations with Salafi-Jihadi Armed Groups are fundamentally impossible.

  • press release 11 Dec 2019
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Germany’s day of destiny: 9 November1989 – 1938 – 1918

9 November is widely regarded as a kind of “day of destiny” for the Germans.

  • blog post 7 Nov 2019
  • Author(s) Hans-Joachim Giessmann
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International Day of Peace 2019

Each year the International Day of Peace is celebrated all over the world on 21 September.

  • feature 20 Sep 2019
Hans-Joachim Gießmann

Thoughts on the anniversary of the start of the Second World War

I am writing this blog post on the flight back from Kabul to Germany...

  • blog post 4 Sep 2019
  • Author(s) Hans-Joachim Giessmann
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