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Collaboration in ERMES (European Resources for Mediation Support)

The new Consortium of ERMES, under the lead of the College of Europe,  has recently signed a FWC contract with the European Commission, to support the European Union, to provide mediation and dialogue support on situation of need, with the steer of the EEAS, PRISM/ Mediation Support team.  The Consortium further consists of Interpeace, ESSEC, ECES, and the Foundation Hirondelle (more…)
Antje Herrberg
7 September, 2018

New EEAS Mediation Contract Signed

We are delighted to have signed a four year framework contract on conflict prevention and mediation support for the EU, for which we were chosen together with our partners from swisspeace, ESSEC IRENE, CITpax, ECDPM, and Search for Common Ground. We place importance on delivering more than 'just a service' but place importance on quality control and knowledge management. We hope to help to assist in the creation of a community of practice with those working in the field. We are looking genuinely forward to this new ambitious endeavour, taking…
Maria Simonyan
25 July, 2018
Blog Posts - Words of PeaceNews

The art of mediation – Lynn Finnegan

Brendan Mc Allister, in an interview with Lynn Finnegan reflects on a conversation that he had with the Dalai Lama in Northern Ireland, who was there on a peace mission, sitting in with a Catholic priest: "This is what mediation is trying to facilitate - enabling the process to see beyond what is evident and rather, to become informed by their own inferiority". You can access this beautiful article here: The Art of Mediation
Antje Herrberg
13 June, 2018
Blog Posts - Words of Peace

Working to advance women in high level mediation

Despite the fact that landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325 is soon going to celebrate its twentieth anniversary, the number of women who lead or participate in high level peace mediation processes remains disappointing. Why is it so hard to translate lip service into concrete results? One of the issues practitioners and policy makers including Kathrin Quesada from mediatEUr who gathered at last year’s symposium on advancing women in high level mediation in Durham identified is the selection process: Generally, appointments for high level mediation processes are made on the…
Kathrin Quesada
13 June, 2018

mediatEUr launches new website

We are launching our new website with a key mission: to make our work on mediation and dialogue accessible, and to bring you the best knowledge, ideas and initiatives on building peace around the world.
18 December, 2017
Blog Posts - Words of PeaceDialogue Support Platform in UkraineThematic Areas

For dialogue in Ukraine, the time is always now

When I first started working on dialogue in Ukraine, I sat down with two think-tankers from Kyiv and explained to them that my interest, and that of my colleagues’, was in dialogue and mediation: “we want to learn who’s doing dialogue and what they’re learning from it.” They looked at me cross and made it clear that “no one is doing dialogue in Ukraine”.
Blog Posts - Words of PeacePeace and JusticeScoping and Reviews

Stabilisation- why a transformative approach is worth it

This blog was written by Kathrin Quesada When I recently interviewed several experts on stabilisation approaches for a research project mediatEUr was requested to carry out for the EEAS, one definition of the term stuck with me for a very long time: “Stabilisaton is about people regaining harmony; it is about societies being able to reorganise their lives together”. I found it not only simply and beautifully said, but also a very noble goal. And yet the reality of the lives of people in countries where stabilisation activities have taken…
Kathrin Quesada
17 June, 2017