Tuesday, 08 June 2021

Peace Report 2021 \ Europe can do more!

“Europe can do more!” This is what the four leading German peace research institute call for in their current Peace Report, which they are presenting today at the Federal Press Conference in Berlin. The European Union must increase its ability to act within the global power structure to respond to global challenges by providing non-military solutions. » more

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

New publication \ Lessons learnt from UN mediation in Afghanistan and Syria

Neither the UN-convened peace processes for Afghanistan between 1980 and 2004 nor for Syria since 2012 were able to achieve conflict transformation towards peace over the last forty respectively ten years. In this BICC Policy Brief, the authors make an in-depth analysis of these UN peace processes, present lessons learnt and name subsequent policy implications. » more

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

New publication \ Addressing Food Crises in Violent Conflicts

Food insecurity and hunger continue to threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. In the context of the United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021, BICC researchers Birgit Kemmerling, Conrad Schetter and Lars Wirkus published a briefing paper that looks at the multiple dimensions between current food crises and violent conflicts and identifies four key areas for a comprehensive response that addresses food insecurity and violent conflict. » more

New publication \ Engaging refugees and migrants from Afghanistan and Syria as peace advocates

Today, Afghans and Syrians constitute the highest numbers of immigrants in Germany and Europe. In this Policy Brief, the authors argue that policy must recognise the significant potential of Afghan and Syrian refugees and migrants in Germany and beyond as peace advocates and change agents in contributing to peace processes in Afghanistan and Syria. » more

Online event \ Valuing Water: Bonn Water Network celebrates World Water Day 2021

To launch the Handbook of Water Resources Management, the Bonn Water Network cordially invited to a virtual event and round table discussion on 23 March 2021 on the occasion of World Water Day 2021. » more

BICC in the Media

"Wie der Radikalisierung in Flüchtlingscamps vorgebeugt werden kann", lecture and interview with Markus Rudolf (31:33 min), German Parliamentary Television, 21 June 2021 (in German)

"Afghanistan: 'Die Taliban sehen sich auf dem Weg zum Sieg'", interview with Conrad Schetter, Frankfurter Rundschau, 20 June 2021 (in German)

"Friedensforschung im Umbruch", podcast about the state of German peace research, NDR Info Podcast "Streitkräfte und Strategien (10:10–51:42 min), 19 June 2021 (in German)

"Vorstellung Friedensgutachten 2021", livestream of the presentation of the Peace Report 2021, phoenix (YouTube), 8 June 2021 (in German)

"Friedensgutachten: Gegen Corona kämpfen statt Waffen kaufen", Tagesschau, 8 June 2021 (in German)