Fragile states are of major concern to actors spanning from local citizens to global policy makers. Not only are they particularly prone to violent conflict, they are also held responsible for a range of public bads transcending national borders. While ‘fragility’ is pervasive in donor and aid organizations’ thinking, the concept remains unclear and fuels the debate on how the international community should best respond. This course focuses on the conceptual, policy and implementation challenges of statebuilding in fragile and conflict-affected contexts.
Bayern ist, was die universitäre ebenso wie die außeruniversitäre Friedens- und Konfliktforschung betrifft, ein weißer Fleck auf der Landkarte. Das muss sich ändern. Denn die sicherheitsrelevante Dimension und die zunehmende gesellschaftliche Bedeutung des Themenfeldes ist angesichts aktueller Entwicklungen im rüstungstechnischen Bereich augenfällig.
Organisations working in conflict zones are often faced with specific challenges like rapidly changing environments. Often they experience tensions between a strong obligation and commitment towards assisting communities in distress and on the other hand of complying with standards of professional organisations as also demanded by international donors. The seminar introduces key concepts of organisational development and the facilitation of change processes in organisations or teams.
This certified Core Course at the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) comprises theoretical inputs and practical exercises tailored to the realities in the field. All modules enhance interpersonal skills, highlight the importance of active involvement in the host society, and promote a reflective and critical approach. Junior professionals benefit particularly as they get the opportunity to reflect on their own mission readiness and motivation.
Application deadline for scholarships: 26 July 2019
Peace Work aims at establishing and nurturing inclusive societies that provide equal access to social, political and economic resources to all – irrespective of their ethnic origin, age, gender, physical or mental condition, religious background, sexual orientation, etc. The training introduces the concepts of Anti-Bias and Social Inclusion. It aims at strengthening respect for diversity and creating awareness for discrimination and social exclusion. Participants will reflect how they themselves are involved and/or affected by the social/global power relations.
DIALOGOS e.V. organisiert vom 31. Oktober bis 08. November 2019 ein internationales Training zum Thema Konflikttransformation für Jugenarbeiter*innen aus acht europäischen Ländern. Inhalte des Trainings sind u.a. begriffliche Grundkonzepte, Methoden der Konfliktanalyse sowie die Erarbeitung von Friedensinitiativen zusammen mit jungen Menschen.
Eine Bewerbung für die Teilnahme ist noch bis zum 08. August möglich, aufgrund der Förderung durch das Erasmus+-Programm beträgt die Teilnahmegebühr nur 35,00 €.
Applications are open for the TICS 2019 "The Gulf of Guinea in Turmoil". Become a member of one of these country’s cabinets or a journalist and try to solve the conflict in a peaceful way: Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, China, and USA. International students from across the world will join you!
Peace work is often associated with “classic” peacemaking approaches like negotiations and mediation. Such methods can lead to sustainable solutions and a de-escalation of conflict. However, in order for them to be successful, there has to be a certain degree of power balance between parties and awareness for the root causes of conflict. To create such pre-conditions, nonviolent direct action can be a tool to raise awareness, mobilise people and confront injustice. The training addresses people who are or want to become peace or movement workers.
What is the significance of religion in conflicts around the world and how has it evolved? What can we learn from the contexts of Northern Ireland and Iraq? Apply for the Religion & Conflict Transformation Course and gain a better understanding of the linkage between religion and conflicts.
During this master class, participants get acquainted with the underlying philosophical approaches, theoretical concepts and practical tools for facilitating conflict transformation in complex constellations. Participants will develop skills, and practice a facilitator’s attitude to apply their knowledge in different settings (eg. as inside mediators, as third party, or when working with potential veto groups) and at different societal levels.
Faculty: Gurdrun Kramer and Wilfried Graf
Application Deadline (Scholarships): 26 July 2019