In a world with increasingly complex actors and relationship constellations, growing demands for civil conflict resolutionand crisis prevention can be observed. Social conflicts require accompanying strategies for conflict resolution.

The Peace Academy RLP works on inner-societal and cross-border conflicts, with special focus on the support and rebuilding of relations between conflict actors and their environment. Through interdisciplinary research, the Peace Academy strengthens and develops proven strategies for conflict resolution in a target-group-oriented manner and sets constructive impulses. Particular focus is laid on participatory cooperation and dialogue structures.

This research area includes current conflicts, for example in the context of flight and migration, as part of the Shared Society Project with Israeli and European partners and a series of workshops. On the other hand, the question of an adequate dealing of the past and a culture of remembrance in the Westwall project are part of the research area.

Projects with a focus on Crisis Prevention and Civil Conflict Resolution

Wars and conflicts, but also natural disasters, lead to an increasing need for humanitarian aid. As a result, humanitarian aid is increasingly becoming the focus of political attention. Many states include humanitarian organizations in their strategies for crisis prevention and conflict management, with sometimes problematic consequences for the ability to provide effective assistance. Does this change the political role of humanitarian NGOs? In what ways are they politicizing themselves? And how can the term "politicization" used in this context best be conceptualized?

Project directorDr. Charlotte Dany
Project durationsince 2012
Project (partially) funded by:DAAD Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers for a research stay at Purdue University, West-Lafayette, USA, from 01.04.2018 to 31.07.2018

DFG Research Fellowship for a research stay at the ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, Norway, from 08.04.2014-31.8.2014

Young Researchers in Focus Programme, Goethe University Frankfurt, 2012.