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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
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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
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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.
mediatEUr
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”.
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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
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Is Peace Mediation in Ukraine Possible, and How?

Since the mid 90’s I have been acquainted with Ukraine; in 2013, through my work as a member of the UN’s Standby Team for Mediation Experts in  2013, we witnessed a catastrophe unfolding, so we decided to reengage professionally. mediatEUr, my organization, has been involved in a number of fairly small and focused initiatives there, also for the UN. For us, a European Organisation, it was clear that, if we were to be involved in any in-country project, it should be in Ukraine, as its role was and still is…
Antje Herrberg
14 February, 2017
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“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
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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