About the Project
The violent conflict in Eastern Ukraine is continuing, and tensions in other post-Soviet countries are on the rise. Mediators, dialog facilitators and peacemaking specialists, working in Ukraine have experienced a failure of established mediation and dialog formats. Conflict researchers confirm this observation while stressing that the obstacles hindering a successful adaptation of these methods in Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries are still unknown. Consequently, there is a major demand for empirical research, an in-depth exchange between practitioners and academics, as well as context-specific, empirically based recommendations for political decision-makers in the field of dialog facilitation.
By bringing together selected Ukrainian and international scientists, dialog facilitators, and representatives of civil society participate in round table discussions and based on research findings, these experts develop recommendations for hands-on action as well as sustainable, context-sensitive dialog strategies for Ukraine and the wider post-Soviet region.