Projects - Our WorkTechnology for Peace

Peacelogs: mapping for better peace processes

Peacelogs are a tool for peace mapping launched by mediatEUr and first piloted in Ukraine in 2015-2016. Peacelogs provide a system for all actors involved in a peace process to log the progress of their work and represent it in geographic and visual concept maps, allowing for targeted reporting and for the identification of key areas of conflict. Peacelogs maps represent the work of dialogue actors, think-tanks, and analysts and assist policy actors in decision-making processes by showing the incidence of different issues in key regions. At the same time,…
mediatEUr
13 May, 2017
Publications

Annual Report 2016

2016 was a year of learning and growth. We have worked very hard and have shed some tears in the middle of all the joy for being able to contribute our bit of peace to a world that needs it more than ever. 2016 was also a wake-up year in so many respects.
mediatEUr
1 February, 2017
Blog Posts - Words of Peace

“A Conciliatory Step”: Shedding Light on Local Ukrainian Dialogues

This blog post was written by Alex Azarov. «The success of a dialogue depends, firstly, on the ability not to speak but to listen. And its outcome is the understanding of your dialogue partner and the formation of trust towards him or her» (a quote from the Mykolayiv dialogue initiative) The Dialogue Support Platform in Ukraine supports various Ukrainian dialogue initiatives all across the country. The dialogues vary in terms of their participants: some involve stationed soldiers and local residents, others involve local women who come to discuss their role…
mediatEUr
6 November, 2016
Blog Posts - Words of PeaceDialogue Support Platform in Ukraine

Так я про-российский или про-украинский?

This post was written by Alex Azarov. Недавно на миротворческой конференции в Ко, Швейцарии, одна женщина, которая живет в Крыму, узнала, что я родом из Москвы и сейчас работаю в Украине, поддерживая диалоги. “Так ты про-российский или про-украинский?” – спросила она меня сразу. Я Вам расскажу, что я ей сказал, но сначала немного исходной информации. Я родился в Советском Союзе, а когда Союз развалился, в возрасте десяти лет переехал с родителями в Австралию. С мая 2015 работал в проекте организации mediatEUr “Платформа поддержки диалогов в Украине”, осуществлявшемся в сотрудничестве с…
mediatEUr
5 September, 2016
Blog Posts - Words of PeaceDialogue Support Platform in Ukraine

So am I pro-Russian am I pro-Russian or pro-Ukrainian?

This blog post was written by Alex Azarov. So am I pro-Russian or pro-Ukrainian? At a recent peacebuilding conference in Caux, Switzerland, a woman who lives in Crimea found out that I am originally from Moscow, now working on supporting dialogues in Ukraine. "So are you pro-Russian or pro-Ukrainian?", she asked immediately. I will tell you what I told her but first, a bit of background. I was born in the Soviet Union and moved with my parents to Australia when I was ten, right when the USSR was falling…
mediatEUr
5 September, 2016
Blog Posts - Words of Peace

Brexit and the new populism

This blog post was written by Martin Leng. Still hungover from the recent “Brexit” vote, the world attends with a mix of anticipation and anxiety the nomination of Donald Trump as the Republican candidate in the US – two economic and political powerhouses taking a turn inwards, looking for easy answers to some of our globalised world’s most difficult questions. Where does dialogue fit in all of this? Wearing both his hats as a dialogue practitioner and a British citizen, mediatEUr’s Martin Leng explores the implications of Brexit and reflects…
mediatEUr
27 July, 2016
Publications

Fifth Report of the Dialogue Support Platform

In June 2015, mediatEUr and the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) launched a project to build a Dialogue Support Platform in the country (DSPU). The aim of this Platform is to support the contribution of dialogue to a peaceful, democratic and stable Ukraine.
mediatEUr
1 June, 2016
Publications

Fourth Report of the Dialogue Support Platform

On 2-4 February 2016, 22 participants of the Dialogue Support Platform in Ukraine (DSPU; 15 women and 7 men) met in Lviv for two and a half days of work on dialogue and facilitation. This report collects lessons, recommendations and conclussions from the meeting.
mediatEUr
1 March, 2016
Publications

Third Report of the Dialogue Support Platform

The Dialogue Support Platform in Ukraine set out in June 2015 to support the development of dialogue in Ukraine. For a detailed background of the project, see the September 2015 report. The project has been called the ‘facilitator of facilitators’ for its role in exploring a common understanding of dialogue and fostering cooperation, and has been acknowledged by Ukrainian dialogue practitioners as a useful tool for the development of their practice. The broader view of the project relates to how dialogue can help deal with the consequences of the armed…
mediatEUr
8 January, 2016
Publications

Second Report of the Dialogue Support Platform

On 14-15 July 2015, a pilot group of facilitators met in Kyiv to explore the main challenges for dialogue facilitation in Ukraine, the options ahead, and the next steps for the platform. This report captures the outcome of the meeting and outlines the next steps before the official launch on the last week of September 2015.  Main challenges and options identified: Facilitators working together → Building trust to develop communications, exchange and cooperation between facilitators.Culture of dialogue → Exploring a common understanding of the meaning of “dialogue” and engaging media to make it clear…
mediatEUr
1 September, 2015