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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
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
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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
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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
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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
HandbookPublications

Dialogue Guidance Handbook

Can dialogue be defined? What are the steps in a dialogue processes? What are the principles involved? We answer these and other questions in this Dialogue Guidance Handbook. This Handbook is a collection of knowledge and experience from current and former mediatEUr experts and staff, including Antje Herrberg, Juan Díaz, Canan Gündüz and Miguel Varela. It is a living document that we will update regularly, and which we hope will contribute to the development of mediation practice.
mediatEUr
22 July, 2015
European Institute of PeacePublications

International Peace Mediation Standards? Reviewing the Field, Charting the Way Ahead

The Concept on Strengthening European Union (EU) Mediation and Dialogue Capacities from 2009 proposes a series of measures to increase EU capabilities in these areas, noting the benefits of adopting mediation as a foreign policy tool for the EU. In parallel, the publication of the Directive 2008/52/EC ‘on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters’ aimed at promoting the use of mediation to facilitate better access to justice, more freedom and increased security. Meanwhile, commercial and dispute mediation have seen much development in standard-setting and professionalisation. Within this…
mediatEUr
25 June, 2015
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In the Field: Candid Reflections of Two Mediation Experts

The field of international mediation, sometimes also referred to as peace mediation, has been evolving over the last 25 years. It has been grappling both with an increase in intra-state and identity-based conflicts and the need for post conflict reconciliation in divided societies. The United Nations (UN) has been at the forefront of these developments holding UN Security Council thematic meetings, adopting several seminal documents on mediation, and creating a Mediation Support Unit (MSU). Furthermore, it established the first full-time ‘standby team’ of mediation experts that can rapidly deploy anywhere…
mediatEUr
1 June, 2015
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The Mediative Side of a Chief Negotiator: Challenges and Benefits of Insider Mediators

“The first rule of diplomacy is that the really difficult negotiations are with your own side.” The Mediative Side of a Chief Negotiator: Challenges and Benefits of Insider Mediators Summary and key lessons from a debrieng with former Downing Street chief of staff, Jonathan Powell, on the Northern Irish peace process Mediators do not resolve conflicts; rather, people within conflicts solve them. Mediators simply make a contribution to the management or resolution of conflict. The evolution of peace in Northern Ireland moved incrementally over decades. Like the conflict, peace was primarily rooted within the people of Northern Ireland and their…
mediatEUr
2 May, 2015