Friday, 10 January 2020

New publication \ Peacemaking engagement of Afghans and Syrians in Germany

For several decades now, Germany has become home to significant numbers of Afghans, and more recently Syrians, who have fled war. BICC Working Paper 11\2019 analyses the political engagement for peace by Afghans and Syrians there since the beginning of violent conflict in Afghanistan (1978) and Syria (2011). » more

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

International BICC Conference 2019 \ Refugees and migrants between everyday conflict and peace processes

To conclude the research project “Between civil war and integration—Refugees and the challenges and opportunities of societal change in North Rhine-Westphalia”, the peace and conflict research institute BICC hosted the international academic conference “Refugees and migrants between everyday conflict and peace processes” on 5 December 2019 in Bonn. » more

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Official Launch \ Revised UN Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration Standards

The official launch of the revised United Nations Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Standards (IDDRS) took place in Geneva and New York on 19 November 2019 and represents a milestone in DDR policy and practice. » more

BICC Global Militarisation Index 2019 \ TOP 10 remain unchanged

Among the most militarised countries are, as in previous years, Israel, Singapore, Armenia, Cyprus, South Korea, Russia, Greece, Jordan, Belarus and Azerbaijan. The Global Militarisation Index 2019 of the peace and conflict research institute BICC is now available online at » more

Special celebration on the occasion of BICC’s 25th anniversary \ 25 years of research for a more peaceful world

On 6 November 2019, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) celebrated its 25th anniversary with 200 invited guests at Deutsche Welle in Bonn. Principal speaker at the event was Armin Laschet, Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia. » more