Association of Friends and Supporters

The Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate is a widely recognized research centre for crisis prevention and civil conflict management. Networking and cooperation, especially with civil society actors, are essential elements of its mission. The Association of Friends and Supporters of the Peace Academy aims to support the peace research and peace policy activities of the Peace Academy as well as the development of civil and preventive strategies of conflict and crisis management through its work - both ideally and materially.

The Association strives to strengthen the public visibility of the Peace Academy and to further its future as a central institution for peace and conflict research in the region and beyond. This includes funding projects that cannot be easily financed through the university budget and supporting the diverse range of events offered by the Peace Academy as a contribution to peace policy-oriented education in order to promote awareness of the importance of peace research and peace education in practice. The Association regards the support of the Academy in its efforts to establish a close link between civil society and the academia. Furthermore, the association sees it's central task in intensifying the cooperative relationship between peace research and the political peace engagement.

The Board is elected by the General Assembly for a three-year term:

1st ChairmanChristian Sterzing, former member of the German parliament 'Bundestag', Edenkoben
Vice ChairmanDr. Dieter Schiffmann, former member of the state parliament Rhineland-Palatinate, Frankenthal

Further Board Members

  • Dr. Charlotte Dany, Professor of Development and Organizational Communication, Department of Social Sciences, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
  • Friedel Grützmacher, former member of the state parliament Rhineland-Palatinate, Berlin;
  • Dr. Christoph Picker, Director of Ev. Akademie der Pfalz, Landau;
  • Jun.-Prof. Dr. Janpeter Schilling, Scientific Director of the Peace Academy, Landau;


Become a Member

Our work relies on your support. You can become a member of our association and/or support our work through donations. In order to maintain good relations between members and donors, it is necessary for our association to store, process or use your personal data (in this case also the bank details you have provided).

To confirm your membership application, and to get in contact with you, we collect some personal information about you and the way in which you would like to support us.

You can also make donations to our Association without becoming a member. To process your donation, we solely collect your contact details and necessary information about your donation. We use this data exclusively to process your donation.

Becoming a Friend and Supporter is easy:

by donating to the current account at Sparkasse Südliche Weinstraße

IBAN: DE78 5485 0010 1700 1982 68

Account holder: Verein der Freunde und Förderer der Friedensakademie e.V.

We are grateful for every single donation. Furthermore, your donation is tax deductible. For donations up to 100,- € the payment receipt or the booking confirmation of your bank is sufficient. Of course, we can also issue a donation receipt on request.


or through your membership. With a minimum contribution of 35,- € per year, which you are welcome to increase as you wish, you are in! We look forward to your membership. Click here for the membership application form.

As a member of the association:

  • you support peace research and peace work in Rhineland-Palatinate and beyond,
  • you have free admission to all events of the Peace Academy on the Landau campus,
  • you receive the Peace Academy newsletter on a regular basis,
  • you enjoy first-hand lectures and reports, and
  • the staff of the Peace Academy are your personal point of contacts.


Verein der Freunde und Förderer der Friedensakademie e.V.

z. Hd. Herrn Christian Sterzing, Frank-Loebsches Haus, Kaufhausgasse 9, 76829 Landau

E-mail: friedensakademie-rlp[at]