Platform for Peaceful Conflict Management

Rethinking peace and conflict: the "colonial underside" and its conceptional ground

Rethinking peace and conflict: the "colonial underside" and its conceptional ground

The event has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date after the Peacebuilding Forum. It will not take place on June 4.

Peace work often relies on Eurocentric assumptions. These may signifanctly shape the self-image, attitude, and concrete goals of peacebuilding projects – oftentimes dominated by actors from the Global North. By marginalising other perspectives, epistemic violence is perpetuated and equal recognition as well as partnerships are prevented. The term epistemic violence describes the systematic oppression and suppression of certain knowledge systems, perspectives or ways of knowledge production. In this workshop, we want to create space for critical reflection and interactive creativity: which understanding of peace and "conflict otherwise" exists in locally led peacebuilding, but is not listened to and not recognised? How can a different conceptual framework influence our understanding of partnerships and provide new insights into peace and conflict?

If you are interested in participating when the new date will be confirmed and for further queries, please contact Cora Biess via email at

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The FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum is a series of events on current and overarching challenges and trends in peacebuilding. With the Peacebuilding Forum, we want to provide future-oriented impulses for the development of peacebuilding and strengthen the visibility and importance of the policy field in its entirety.


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