Peacebuilding Forum 2017

Moving beyond crisis mode!

31 May, Berlin

The Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt) hosted the third FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum in Berlin, 31. May 2017.

For almost a year, the German government has engaged experts from government institutions, civil society and academia in a dialogue on the future German engagement in the field of civilian crisis prevention, conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

But what follows from this dialogue process for the actual design and implementation of German peace policy? Can the new guidelines move long-term and cooperative approaches to civilian crisis prevention and peacebuilding into the center - in the face of increasing nationalism around the globe? Which concrete implementation steps are needed now – and which steps should the next German government take? How and where can the critical and constructive dialogue between state and civil society be pursued further?

The Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt) invited actors and experts from government institutions, civil society and academia to discuss these and further questions at the FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum in Berlin.

Programme and speakers

Report (in German only)

We would like to express our warmest thanks to all resource persons and participants for the fruitful, lively discussions we’ve had during the evening event.