International Relations

Mediation

Das Thema Mediation in der Robert Bosch Stiftung
Given the lack of an assertive international criminal justice, mediation continues to be relevant in events of war and conflict as it can be instrumental in resolving the conflict. In light of the increasing number of conflicts, the global demand for professional mediation is growing.
We support renowned international mediation organizations and local mediation initiatives as well as hands-on mediation research with practical relevance. A particular focus is the support of institutional development, capacity building, and the promotion of ad-hoc mediations.

Our commitment aims to increase the positive effect of mediation processes, allow mediators to respond professionally to short-term demand, and foster the inclusion of practical experience in scientific analysis and, in turn, of scientific methods in practice.
We strengthen sustainable, holistic, and inclusive mediation approaches that provide and make best use of the synergies of different mediation efforts on all social and political levels. Another priority is the analysis of applied practice and the transfer of knowledge to other situations of (emerging) conflicts. Our approach is rooted in a comprehensive understanding of mediation that includes dialog facilitation.
Project inquiries will be accepted throughout the year.

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

Imke Kerber
Phone: +49 30 220025-452
imke.kerber@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
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.

 
Related projects of the Foundation
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.