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ZIF-Workshop "Stabilization Instruments Revisited: Increasing the Likelihood of Positive Impact" within the PeaceLab 2016

01.12.2016. On October 19, 2016, the Center for International Peace Operations organized the one-day workshop Stabilization Instruments Revisited: Increasing the Likelihood of Positive Impact in Berlin, which was part of the PeaceLab 2016 process. Over 60 experts followed the invitation from the Center for...

ZIF engages in knowledge transfer on civilian capacities for Serbian authorities

01.12.2016. On November 24th and 25th 2016, ZIF participated in the workshop „Civilians in Multilateral Missions“ in Serbia, organized by the International and Security Affairs Center (ISAC) from Belgrade. The workshop aimed at brainstorming possible approaches on how Serbia could strengthen its civilian...

Joint Training on Mediating in International Conflicts by ZIF and Berghof Foundation

18.11.2016. ZIF organized in cooperation with Berghof Foundation a training on mediating in international conflicts from November 6 to 11, 2016. The focus of the training was on mediation processes on track I level, which are initiated after a ceasefire has been agreed.The preparation and conduct of...

Election Observation in the Franconian Rhön: Role-players of ZIF supported a training of military observers for UN-Missions conducted by the UN Training Center of the German Armed Force in Hammelburg

10.11.2016. „Is everything going according to plan? Can the elections take place? What about security?”, Mechthild Henneke and Reinhold Osterhus ask the captain of the Columbian Air Forces nagging questions. They are sitting in a gym in the Upper Franconian village of Rödelmaier, however within the reality of...

After Work Briefing | Mediation Support in West Africa

09.11.2016. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has a history of active preventive diplomacy and mediation, including an effective response mechanism. In its efforts to institutionalize the processes and mechanisms for conflict prevention, management and response, Member States adopted the...

Training of Trainers - Integrating a Gender Perspective in Training

03.11.2016. From October 26-27, Germany’s Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) conducted a Training of Trainers (ToT) entitled “The Integration of a Gender Perspective in Trainings on Civilian Crisis Management.” Integrating a gender perspective into each and every training aimed at preparing...

ZIF at the Belgrade Security Forum – knowledge transfer on civilian capacities for international peace operations

27.10.2016. ZIF participated in the Belgrade Security Forum from the 12th to the 14th of October and discussed with representatives from Slovenia, Croatia and the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) the question of „Enhancing the Participation of Civilian Experts from Southeastern European...

ZIF Workshop: Stabilization Instruments Revisited

20.10.2016. On October 19, 2016, the Center for International Peace Operations organized the one-day workshop Stabilization Instruments Revisited: Increasing the Likelihood of Positive Impact in Berlin. The workshop was part of PeaceLab2016, a process that seeks to foster debate between stakeholders from the...

After Work Briefing | DR Congo: Stabilization in Crisis

19.10.2016. In September 2016, protests against an extension of the Congolese President’s mandate escalated. On September 19, dozens died during a demonstration in the capital Kinshasa. Since the beginning of the year, oppositional activists came under increasing pressure, and employees of international...

An exchange with partners: Trilateral Meeting

26.09.2016. Our Swedish and Finnish partner institutions – Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) operating from Stockholm and Sandö, and the Kuopio-based Crisis Management Centre (CMC) – once again joined us for what has become a firm and cherished tradition: the so-called trilateral meeting.The directors and heads...

New ZIF Map Peace Operations 2016/2017

26.09.2016. This map offers a comprehensive overview of the peace operations deployed by the UN, EU, AU, OSCE, and other organizations. A comparison with last year’s edition shows broadly stable numbers worldwide, with a minor decrease in the number of military and police personnel and a slight increase in...

Second ZIF Core Course Peace Operations of 2016 completed

23.09.2016. On September 17, ZIF’s core course peace operations, a course that prepares experts for deployment to peace operations, came to an end.For this course, ZIF selected a group of 19 participants from Germany, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, and Libya, who engaged in an intensive exchange on topics such...