Marc Otte, Senior Advisor of mediatEUr, receives the Commanders Cross from the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of German for his efforts in supporting peacemaking in the Middle East.
For ten years, the German Civil Peace Service has provided an 'alternative German foreign policy.' To celebrate its anniversary, an insert in the German newspaper TAZ discusses the role of civil society organisations in peace efforts around the world. mediatEUr contributed an interview on the role of civil society organisations in negotiating and implementing peace agreements.
Saturday, 17 November 2012 09:51

Leveraging peace through new ideas and thinking

A recent publication by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs looks at the EU's track record and capacities in the field of peace mediation. In it, Antje Herrberg argues that mediation is an essential tool for a 'smarter' EU foreign policy in future - and for this potential to be maximised, institutions and capacities need to adapt.
The recent UN Guidance on Mediation stresses the importance of inclusion in international mediation efforts. At a knowledge-sharing event entitled 'Peace Processes, Dialogue and Mediation: Inclusion and Innovation', hosted by Conciliation Resources, Canan Gündüz shared lessons from mediatEUr's work on novel approaches to peace mediation, and methods and challenges for inclusion in peace processes.
As part of the mediatEUr project 'Peace Mediation Coaching for the European External Action Service', Canan Gündüz and Eugène van Kemenade delivered a two-day training on peace mediation, conflict resolution and options for the EU to EU Delegation staff and Heads of Delegations from Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
mediatEUr is pleased to announce its collaboration to an upcoming Training in Leadership, Conflict Management and Mediation Skills for Electoral Stakeholders (LEAD).