International Relations

Conflict Prevention

Das Thema Konfliktprävention in der Robert Bosch Stiftung
Many violent conflicts could be averted by taking preventive measures. We support projects that seek to gain insights into situations that may result in violence as well as those projects contributing to reducing tensions between different groups and preventing escalation in (post-) conflict societies. Furthermore, we support project activities, which help to eliminate risk factors, which may lead to outbreaks of violence.
Conflict prevention also comprises measures of confidence building between different social, ethnic or religious groups, and (former) parties to the respective conflicts, early warning systems, rapid response mechanisms, as well as targeted advocacy activities in conflict societies.
Deradicalization efforts, strengthening social and political inclusion, promoting equal treatment of minorities, and promoting de-escalating and balanced media coverage are other potential activities in this field.

Our commitment is context-specific, aiming at strengthening civil society and social actors who can contribute to de-escalation and preventing violence. To this end, we also support platforms that foster supra-national exchange.
Project inquiries will be accepted throughout the year.
 

If you have further questions regarding support within this focus area, please contact:

Doreen Buchheiser
Phone: +49 30 220025-317
doreen.buchheiser@bosch-stiftung.de

If you have further questions regarding our two-step application process, please contact:

Laura Bail
Phone: +49 30 220025-340
laura.bail@bosch-stiftung.de

 

 

 

 

We are active in the following projects
Confidence Building in the South Caucasus

Confidence Building in the South Caucasus

Initiative to support confidence building activities of non-state actors in the South Caucasus and its neighboring regions.

 
Examples of Funding from the Area Conflict Prevention

Examples of Funding from the Area Conflict Prevention

Here you can find a selection of projects in the area Conflict Prevention which were realized with the support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

 
IFIT Law and Peace Practice Group

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IFIT Law and Peace Practice Group

Peace negotiations often fail due to an increasing canon of international law hindering extensive amnesty for conflict parties. As conflict parties have to expect criminal prosecution in following successful peace negotiations, they tend to be less willing to agree to compromises and stop violent confrontations.

 
Institutional Support of Various Mediation Organizations

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Institutional Support of Various Mediation Organizations

In light of the rising number of domestic and international conflicts, there is a growing global demand for professional mediation. While numerous locally and globally active mediation specialists have the necessary skills and contact to relevant parties to the conflict, their ad hoc ability to engage is limited due to a lack of flexible funding opportunities.

 
Round Tables for Dialog Facilitation in Ukraine

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Round Tables for Dialog Facilitation in Ukraine

Mediators, dialog facilitators and peacemaking specialists, working in Ukraine have experienced a failure of established mediation and dialog formats.