Thursday, 02 May 2019

Training Programme for PSSM \ Handover to the Regional Centre on Small Arms in Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi. On 22 March 2019, the German peace and conflict research institute BICC together with the Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA), the German Federal Foreign Office, the Multinational Small Arms and Ammunition Group (MSAG) and the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) organized a handover ceremony of the Regional PSSM (Physical Security and Stockpile Management) Train the Trainer Course to RECSA. » more

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Launch \ AU Physical Security and Stockpile Management Project Database for the Sahel Region

The African Union Defence and Security Division of the Peace and Security Department, in Partnership with the German Federal Foreign Office and Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC), have launched a new Database ( to support Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) in the Sahel Region. » more

Thursday, 11 April 2019

New Publication \ Everyday life and integration processes of displaced people

"Thank God I don't feel like a refugee anymore"—the BICC Working Paper by Simone Christ analyses integration processes of refugees in Germany, particularly taking the situation in North Rhine-Westphalia into account. » more

25 years of peace and conflict research in NRW \ BICC celebrates its anniversary

BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) was founded in April 1994 as a non-university think tank of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia on the initiative of the then Minister President Johannes Rau and the then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. » more

New publication \ Key to the successful integration of displaced persons: Language competence, housing, work, social participation

Based on almost two years of field research in North Rhine-Westphalia, the current BICC Policy Brief provides policy recommendations for the successful integration of displaced persons. » more