CRISP - Crisis Simulation for Peace e.V.

Western Balkans

Attention has shifted away from the region. But the collaboration with our local partners has grown over years now. Until today we cooperate closely and focus on local needs on grassroots-level.

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Caucasus

The region is characterized by numerous territorial conflicts, as well as by social cleavages of local societies. We contribute to political and social conflict transformation on grassroots-level

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Germany

In Germany we focus on trainings for professionals and students. We try to anticipate relevant topics, encourage critical thinking and design tailor-made workshops.

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Kyrgyzstan

The phenomenon of Religious Extremism is global. Recently heavy recruitment took place in different parts of Kyrgyzstan. Since 2015 our activities aim for prevention of radical actions.

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Eastern Europe

The phenomenon of Religious Extremism is global. Recently heavy recruitment took place in different parts of Kyrgyzstan. Since 2015 our activities aim for prevention of radical actions.

MENA

The phenomenon of Religious Extremism is global. Recently heavy recruitment took place in different parts of Kyrgyzstan. Since 2015 our activities aim for prevention of radical actions.

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Activities

Our activities include different formats, such as projects that last several months, workshops & seminars, the implementation of simulation games, as well as Training-of-Trainers on simulation gaming.

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Our activities

Our activities include different formats, such as projects that last several months, workshops + seminars, the implementation of simulation games, as well as Training-of-Trainers on simulation gaming. In the following you find an overview of our current and completed activities.

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Networking-Conference Easter Partnership and Russia

We hosted a networking conference for over 70 representatives of organizations, which implement projects in the course of the funding program “Eastern Partnerships and Russia” of the German Federal Foreign Office. We faciliated the exchange of...

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Workshop: Right-Wing-Populism

Workshop helped participants to identify the characteristics of right-wing populism and created tool how to fight it in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, at Siegtal-Gymansium in Eitorf.

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Simulation Game: US-Elections - Bonn

Only a few days before the actual elections took place we simulated the election process, together with high school-students from Germany.

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Peace Practice

The project “Peace Praxis – Partnerships for non-violent conflict transformation“  was a partnership building activity for youth workers and youth leaders from programme (Germany, UK, Denmark, Poland, Romania) and EECA partner countries (Armenia,...

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DREAM

D.R.E.A.M is  a two years project in cooperation with several other NGOs in Kyrgyzstanm aiming at establishing a constructive dialogue on the relation between democracy and religion as well as the prevention of religious radicalization.

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Hidden Memories

In collaboration with local partners we will develop an app that will allow smartphone-users to better understand the events before and during the so-called revolution on the Maidan, Kiev 2013/2014.

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Peace + Conflict Consultant

To improve the quality and flexibility of civic conflict solving in the countries of the Eastern Partnership, we continue training young professionals in the field of peacebuilding.

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Peaceful Dialogue in Kyrgyzstan

With this project we envision a democratic and pluralistic Kyrgyz society in which tensions between divers social, cultural and ethnic groups are significantly reduced, with a special focus on the conflict between secular and religious groups.

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Social Ambassadors - Kenia

The project Social Dialogue of Ambassadors continues strategic and regional partnership in six countries of Kenya. The main goal is to find ways how to counter religious extremism. 

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Simulating Egyptian Transition IV

Since 2012, we are running a project series on civic eduaction in Egypt. In 2015 we developed "A Vision for Egypt 2025", together with 40 facilitators, in ten different governorates and approx 300 participants. This year, 2017, we will do the next...

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Simulation Game Development: Flight & Migration in Europe

One of the biggest learning-platforms in Germany approached us and ordered a simulation game on the topic of migration in the context of the European Union. We decided to choose a semi-realistic scenario and tried to anticipate political processes...

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Training Course: Peace and Conflict Consultant

To improve the quality and flexibility of civic conflict solving in the countries of the Eastern Partnership, we continue training young professionals in the field of peacebuilding.

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Großbürgerhausen

Together with participants from all over Germany we conducted a simulation game on public participation processes when it comes to urban development. The project focused on municipality staff, in order to establish multiplicators of inclusive...

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Joint Civic Education

Social Leader Forum is the follow-up to Joint Civic Education’s Cross-Border Program. The participants received training in professional capacity building, exchanged know-how and conducted study cross-border visits. The fellows had a chance to get...

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Energy for Peace

We developed together with high school students a simulation game concerning the topic ‘energy and peace’.

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Simulation Game: Sustainable Development

Together with 8 experts Polish and German experts from the field of education for sustainable development, we designed a Simulation Game which is tackling this issue on a local level, and make sit understandable for young people

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Training Course: Divided Societies

24 Participants from several countries visited Berlin to take part in the Training Course organized by CRISP on the topic of conflict transformation. Participants have been introduced to Simulation Game and Forum Theatre.

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Training Course: YouSim

In 2013 we conducted a training of trainers in Berlin with the aim to familiarize the participants with the method ‘simulation game’ with the result that they were able to use it during their work in their respective organizations.

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SiMigration

We conducted the simulation game SiMigration with young people from Germany and Poland. The participants improved their understanding of the complex issue of migration on different levels: political, personal and institutional.

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Euroforum

During the Euroforum in 2013 we conducted a simulation game dealing with elections.This game simulates the six months of election campaign in a fictitious country in transition, as well as the following elections and the coalition building.

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Großbürgerhausen

We conducted the simulation game Großbürgerhausen for 60 participants of the 3rd Town Network Congress. The participants were encouraged to engage with questions of citizen participation and communication in town development from a new perspective. ...

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Simulation Game: US Elections

In the context of a seminar offered by the Foundation Konrad-Adenauer and the Amerikazentrum Hamburg we conducted a simulation game with 20 high school students about the US primaries and caucuses preceding the US presidential elections.

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Simulation Game: Großbürgerhausen

We conducted the simulation game “Großbürgerhausen” for urban planners of the “Architektenkammer Nordrhein-Westfalen, who had to discuss pros and cons of how and if an abandoned area in the city center should be covered with buildings.

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Simulation Game: Tandera

We introduced our simulation game “Tandera” into the course “Peace Mediation and National Dialogues” at the University of Tampere. “Tandera” simulates a fictional violent secession conflict, to which a peace treaty should be negotiated.

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Simulation Game: Financial Markets

We conducted a simulation game on the topic of financial markets. The aim of the simulation game is to better understand the mechanisms, dynamics and roots of the financial markets.

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Simulation Game: Energy for Peace

In the framework of the summer of the “Heinrich-Böll Stiftung” academy, we implemented our simulation game “Energy for Peace” with scholarship holders and members of the green party. The participants had to negotiate how a fictional conflict driven...

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Bribania in Tunesia

We facilitated our simulation game Bribania in the course of the MENA Integrity School in Tunisia. During the simulation game the participants had to develop a national strategy to fight corruption and then to lobby for their ideas and to convince...

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SiMigration Brussels

We went the first time in the history of CRISP to Brussels to facilitate a simulation game. The simulation game exemplified the complexity of EU decision-making, by taking the example of European migration policy.

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ToT Moldova

In Moldova, in partnership with MilleniuM Training and Development Institute, we conducted a Training-of-Trainers on Simulation Games. In the end of the training the participants created their own simulation games, and were enabled to conduct them...

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Peaceful Coexistence

In the context of the project “Youth for Peaceful Coexistence, the main topics of this training-seminar as well as of simulation game were dedicated to integration and minority issues. It helped participants to understand where and how problems are...

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Inhub

Together with civil society activists from Egypt and France we designed an online platform that aims to facilitate the matching process between different organizations, initiatives and individuals from the three countries.

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Young Islam Conference

We developed a simulation game on diversity, integration and religion for the Young Islam Conference of the Mercator Foundation. It made the participants reflect on the question which identities, religions and believes belong to the German Society.

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Social Leader Forum

In the Social Leader Forum, civil society activists and representative from the public sector from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia (North Caucasus) and Turkey (Eastern Anatolia) learn innovative instruments and discuss strategies for meeting...

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SiMigration ALS

In cooperation with the Anna Lindh Foundation, we conducted our simulation game SiMigration with the goal to discuss the current European migration policy and the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe.

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SiMigration HBS

We implemented two workshops with scholarship holders of the Heinrich Böll Foundation on the topics of the current European migration policy and its consequences.

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Krapowa

We conducted a simulation game on the topic of sustainable development with high school students in Ingelheim. During the simulation game the students played the roles of citizens in Krapowas – a city, which faces several social and economic...

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Workshops: Politik_Lab. Demokratie 2.0

In cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, CRISP organized three workshops on the topics of “Energy and Peace”, “Integration” and the “Arab spring in Egypt”.

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Trainers against Discrimination

The project “Trainers against Discrimination” aimed to raise awareness about the problems of discrimination and to empower local organizations in Caucasus and Europe.

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Conference: Civil Society in Eastern Europe

The conference organized by the Evangelic Academy Loccum had the goals to enable an open exchange on different approaches and strategies of civil conflict resolution in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Georgia.

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Workshop: Fighting Corruption in Belarus

We discussed during a 4 days workshop the phenomenon of corruption in Belarus, its causes and strategies against it.

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Training: Peace + Conflict Consultant in Königswinter

We assisted the “Civil Peace Service” with conducting a simulation game on the topic of peace and conflict work.

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Peace-Building and Conflict-Management in Georgia

We conducted a two-day workshop for young activists Georgia on the general concepts of peace building and conflict management.

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SiMigration FES Bonn

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation invited CRISP to conduct a simulation game on the topic of migration.

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Anti-Corruption Measures in Bribania

Our partner MitOst e.V. organized a study visit for their Egyptian partner organization and Crisp e.V.  was invited to contribute to the program for one day by playing a simulation game with the participants. The topic of the simulation game was...

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Forum Civil Peace Service Königswinter

This simulation game was conducted in the context of the Full-Time Course in Peace and Conflict Work in Königswinter.

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Training-of-Trainers Kyrgyzstan

The Training-of-Trainers in Kyrgyzstan in which 20 participants took part developed their competences to conduct workshops with young people on the topic of religious extremism.

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Youth, identity, employability

In this simulation game, participants from Egypt, Germany, Georgia, Italy, Portugal and Spain tackled the topic of employability under consideration of identity issues. It was developed with trainers from six different partner organizations.

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Fighting Right Wing Populism

The topic of right wing populism is on the rise in Europe. In order to sensitize about characteristics about right-wing populism and to develop strategies for countering right-wing populist discourses and movements, the Heinrich Böll Foundation...

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Conflict Consultancy in urban development on the Tempelhof Airfield

Since the successful referendum, which prevented the construction of buildings on the former airfield of Tempelhof, many intensive discussions have been going on how the area should be used in the future.  With its size of more than 360 ha, the...

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Shaping Caucasus

Due to the project the participants will get a better understanding of political systems in general and in particular in their regions, furthermore it will increase their capacities for implementation of projects and enhancing their toolkit of...

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Peaceful Dialogue in Kyrgyzstan

Building on results and initiated processes of the 2015 cycle the participants of this year’s project will continue to develop potential solutions to the problems religious radicalism cause.

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Conflict Simulation Game - Caucasus

We conducted a conflict simulation game together with students from Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The simulation was embedded in a 7day Seminar, including Preparation and Evaluation.

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ConSim Caucasus 2009

We conducted a simulation game with a group of young activists from Georgia, Armenia and Aizerbaidschan in Bazaleti, Georgia. The simulation was a seven-days-seminar with preparation and evaluation units.

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Joint Civic Education - Social Leader Forum

Social Leader Forum is the follow-up to Joint Civic Education's Cross-Border Program and was first piloted in 2010. CRISP joined the Program in 2011 as a cooperative partner of MitOst Association and Iris Group Managing diversity. 

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SimVision

The goal of SimVISION was to develop a common vision for the South Caucasus and by this contribute to trust and confidence between young people. To achieve this goal, a simulation game seminar for 24 young (18-30 years) participants from Armenia,...

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Conflict Transformation & Peace Building

Conflict Transformation and Peace Building in Divided Societies was a project funded by Youth in Action Program. It was open for 24 Participants from 4 EU (Poland, Germany, Italy, Cyprus) and 4 non EU (Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia)...

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Simulating Caucasus

Together with our partner organization Centre for Network Initiatives’ Support we conducted a two parted Training of Trainers seminar in the Northern Caucasus region between May and September of this year.

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Conflict Simulation Game Seminar in Kosovo 2008

For seven days, 20 participants from Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania and Serbia came together, in order to simulate the near future of Kosovo and the region.

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Conflict Simulation Game Seminar Kosovo 2009

The ConSim Kosovo project is the direct follow-up of our first seminar in 2008. Again, 24 participants from Albania, Central Serbia, Kosovo and Macedonia got into the roles of the internaional and national stakeholders of the conflict and meet for...

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Conflict Simulation Game Seminar Balkans 2010

This project was a continuation of our previous activities in the Balkan. In order to systematically strengthen civil society, it was necessary to analyze the situation and position within its social contexts. The aim was to explore its respective...

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All different- all equal: (Re)ACT against discrimination

The project "All different - all equal: (Re)ACT against discrimination" bought together 26 young adults from Germany and Macedonia to examine causes for discrimination and to develop possible reactions.

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Practice Peace

In cooperation with our partner organization ‘Kreisau Initiative’ we organized the project   'Practice Peace!’.  The seminar brought together 24 young people from Germany, Israel, Palestinian Authority and Poland in Krzyzowa, Poland.

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Simulating Egyptian Transition

The project aimed to support the ongoing democratic transformation process in Egypt. By promoting democratic values and civic education among young people, we encouraged and enabled them to participate in the transformation process in a critical but...

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Empowering Youth Against Unemployment

We organized a seminar on empowering youth regarding the current challenges of unemployment. Together with 28 participants from Egypt, Tunisia,Greece and Germany we discussed current challenges regarding unemployment of youth globally but also...

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CSSP - Mediation Training

The program aimed to provide 10 Egyptian youth who started their own social projects with the networking and mediation skills needed for the success of their projects by assigning 10 high ranking social activists to mentor these youth and their...

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Simulating Egyptian Transition - 2

This project is the continuation ofo our previous engagement in 2012. Back then we were thinking how to overcome the language gap between CRISP and the Arabic speaking trainers, therefore we designed this new project.

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SchülerHelfenLeben - PAT Workshop 2008

During "social day" students exchanged their classrooms to a workplace and worked one day for social reasons. Their returns were spent to help projects on the Balkans. The project exists since 1998 and is organized by “SchülerHelfenLeben”.

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Urban Developemnt

In the end of August CRISP together with the “Bundesverband für Wohnen und Stadtentwicklung e.V. (vhw)” conducted a workshop for municipality employees in the city of Essen.

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Fit for Life

Fortbildung: Planspiel Energie & Frieden

Die Fortbildung richtet sich an alle, die in der informellen Bildungsarbeit aktiv sind. Während der Fortbildung wird den Teilnehmenden das Planspiel "Energie & Frieden" vermittelt. Gerade Lehrer_innen und Trainer_innen stehen vor der...

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Activating Non-Voters in Brandenburg

The workshops conducted within this project aimed towards the state election in Brandenburg on September 14. 2014. Thereby the focus was put on the mobilization of voters.

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German Refugee and Migration Policies: Interactive Workshops

The workshops that were conducted in the course of this project focused on the phenomenon migration and the problems and conflicts resulting from the current migration policies.

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Berlin Forum

The Euroforum meeting 2011 gathered 40 young citizens and activists involved in the 8 member organisations of the Network during 10 days in Berlin. 5 participants per team were thus in the German capital, from the following NGOs:

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Practice Peace

The seminar combined the methods of simulation gaming and Betzavta in order to give room to the participants to think and discuss about democratically behavior and discrimination in their societies.

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People Power - Transition in Belarus

Thus the main goal of this workshop was to promote a democratic political culture and pluralism as well as the raise of awareness for free and fair elections within society.

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3C for Peace

The training aimed to develop communication and conflict management skills of young peace multipliers and to increase their awareness on active citizenship and intercultural dialogue when working in multicultural contexts.

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Free + Fair Elections in Belarus

Since 2013, CRISP is working together with the Swedish foundation SILC in Lithuania especially on projects related to the situation in Belarus.In this 4-days workshop, we focused on the topic of “elections” as the main source of political...

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Analysing Civil Society in Belarus

The workshop offered the participants to elaborate together with other civil-society-activists and members of political parties a common analysis of the situation of civil society in Belarus. Together we identified difficulties and hindrances the...

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Introduction to peacebuilding & conflict management

Participants got introduced to the general concept of peace building and conflict management. Furthermore participants learned different methods of conflict management on a very practical level.In participating in this workshop participants...

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Fighting Right-Wing Populism in Europe

"Fighting Right-Wing Populism in Europe" is a series of seminars in which a simulation game was developed which is providing a space to address the topic of right-wing populism. Within such context the sources, reasons, dynamics and effects of...

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Training: Conflict advisor in the area of work with refugees

The aim of the project was to place the integration of internally displaced persons (IDPs) on the political agenda in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine.To achieve this goal the project focused on the training of multipliers or mediators to...

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Tanzania - Appropriate Technology Development for the 21st Century

This project presented Tanzanian grassroots initiatives that develop sustainable technological solutions for autonomous energy supply, safe sanitation and food sovereignty in such self-determined ways. Their low-tech solutions do not only help to...

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Peaceful Dialogue

In 2015 we implemented a project tackling the crucial issue of Religious Extremism in Kyrgyzstan. The main aim, was to identify the main causes for religiously motivated extremistic acts and furthermore to already think about possible counter...

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Peace + Conflict Consultant

The aim of the project is the training of selected, civic experts from the field of peace and conflict work. Through the training the participants should gain the tools to increase the quality and flexibility of local conflict management.

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SET-3: A Vision for Egypt

The main aim was to find common ground and to rebuild trust among different parts of the Egyptian society. After 10 local workshops, the participants were ready to discuss and formulate a common and shared vision for Egypt. Despite the intricacy of...

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