Partners & Networks

Networking is one of our core principles: at mediatEUr we believe that through our engagement with professional networks, we can help advance global mediation practice. We work in close partnership with like-minded and complementing partner organisations and individuals to achieve our goals and to deliver our assignments. We also consider our clients and funders as partners in advancing mediation.



Operational Partners
International Centre for Policy Studies (ICPS)

ICPS is one of Ukraine's top independent think tanks involved in developing and analysing public policy. Its mission is to promote reforms, democratic principles of government, and social transformations in Ukraine on the basis of European integration. ICPS specializes in such areas as democratic governance, foreign policy, economic analysis and energy policy. mediatEUr cooperated with ICPS in the development of the Ukraine Fact-Finding Mission.


Interpeace is an independent, international peacebuilding organization and a strategic partner of the United Nations. Interpeace's approach contributes to building lasting peace through inclusive and nationally-led processes of change. mediatEUr and Interpeace partnered for the development and implementation of the Ukraine Fact-Finding Mission.

European Institute of Peace

The EIP is an independent partner to the European Union and Europe, augmenting its global peace agenda through mediation and informal dialogue. The Institute pursues multi-track diplomacy and acts as a flexible, external tool in support of EU mediation efforts where the EU has limited freedom to act. mediatEUr was a key driving force advising the process for the setup of the EIP since 2010, and continues to cooperate with the Institute in the development of activities such as the roundtable on 'Creating a Common European Space for Peace'.

Nonviolent Peaceforce

Nonviolent Peaceforce fosters dialogue among parties in conflict and provides a protective presence for threatened civilians. With the headquarters in Brussels and an office in Minneapolis, NP peacekeeping teams are presently deployed in the Philippines, in South Sudan, Myanmar, and the South Caucasus. mediatEUr conducted a review of NP's work in Myanmar in 2014, and the two organisations continue exploring the promotion of non-violent peace work and mediation together.

EU-Russia Centre

The EU-Russia Centre is an independent information and expertise resource for anyone interested in modern Russia, its democratic status and the future of EU-Russia relations. It seeks to promote closer ties between the EU and Russia and to develop ideas about the future of the relationship. Together with the European Institute of Peace, mediatEUr and the EU-Russia Centre organised the 'Creating a Common European Space for Peace' roundtable, which explored opportunities for EU-Russia cooperation in mediation and peacebuilding.

European Centre for Electoral Support

ECES is a non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Brussels with a global scope. ECES promotes sustainable democratic development through the provision of advisory services and operational support in favour of electoral management bodies and national-regional-international organizations dealing with the implementation of the different steps of an electoral process.

Center for Peace Mediation

The Center for Peace Mediation, a joint research institute of the European University Viadrina and the Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance, focuses on establishing and improving the practice of interest-based peace mediation through research; analysis, evaluation and consultation; as well as capacity-building.

Berghof Foundation

The Berghof Foundation is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation that supports efforts to prevent political and social violence, and to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation.


The Toledo International Centre for Peace (CITpax) is a non-profit organisation whose aim is to contribute to conflict prevention and resolution, and peacebuilding. CITpax assumes that the search for lasting peace involves the implementation of activities for social transformation, development and institutional strengthening.


The Mediation Program of swisspeace supports mediators and conflict parties in gaining knowledge and skills for effective dialogue processes and peace negotiations through research, consultancies, training and events.


The Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation (IRENE), founded in 1996 at ESSEC (non-profit organization; a higher education institution founded in 1907) pursues three missions: theoretical and applied research; fieldwork activities; and executive trainings on mediation and facilitation.

European External Action Service

The EEAS is the European Union's new diplomatic service. mediatEUr collaborates with the EEAS on policy advice and institutional support, as well as design and delivery of trainings for EEAS diplomats.

International Alert

International Alert is an independent peacebuilding organisation that works to lay the foundations for lasting peace and security in communities affected by violent conflict.


Debategraph is a social enterprise that combines argument visualisation with collaborative wiki editing to make the best arguments on all sides of every complex public debate freely available to all, and continuously open to challenge and improvement.


TEA-CEGOS is the Spanish subsidiary of CEGOS, a global consultancy firm specialising in professional skills development through training and coaching.

Coffey International

Coffey International Limited is a specialist professional services consultancy with expertise in geosciences, international development, and project management.

Funding partners
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland

The Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded the European Institute of Peace project, jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, as well as our review of the Kyrgyzstan Inquiry Commission.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden

The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded our work on the the European Institute of Peace project.

Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded the 'Creating Improved Capacities for International Peace Mediation' project, a mediatEUr project run in partnership with the Crisis Management Initiative.

European Commission

The EC Instrument for Stability funded our policy advice work for conflict transformation in Georgia.

European Institute for Public Administration

The European Institute for Public Administration was our client for producing training seminars with the Diplo4Europe programme.

Irish Department of Foreign Affairs

The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs funded an assignment including policy advice on mediation, gender in international peacemaking and peacebuilding, and strategic work of its Conflict Resolution Unit.

Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council funded an evaluation of the UN Mediation Standby Team, carried out jointly with the Berghof Foundation for International Peace Support.

UN Women

UN Women awarded an assignemnt to research the role of regional organisations in promoting women's participation in peace and security. 

Peace Nexus Foundation

The Peace Nexus Foundation funded our Ukraine Fact-Finding Project in 2014.

Nizami Ganjavi International Centre (NGIC)

The NGIC awarded a grant for mediatEUr to facilitate the meeting and report on the Third Global Baku Forum.