CSSP - Berlin Center for Integrative Mediation
CSSP - Berlin Center for Integrative Mediation is a registered NGO in Germany. The organisation is headquartered in Berlin, with local offices in Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The organisation was founded in 2005 through a parliamentary resolution in the German Bundestag as a “Lessons Learned” project, which drew lessons from Prof. Dr. Christian Schwarz-Schilling’s work as the International Mediator in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1995 – 2004).
Integrative Mediation originated as a methodology from Prof. Dr. Schwarz-Schilling and his advisory team. The approach has evolved over the years and is further developed by members of the CSSP Team.
From 2005 until 2010, CSSP worked primarily in the post-war Balkans (Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia (FYROM) and Serbia). During the last two years, CSSP’s outreach expanded to transitional societies in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and to South Asia (Nepal).
The CSSP Team develops its approach together with local stakeholders. We rely upon local capacities and skills in problem-solving and conflict resolution. Within this framework, CSSP supports various stakeholders and conflict parties in their efforts to discuss issues of concern, build trusting relationships, and develop sustainable solutions. In addition, CSSP promotes capacity building in non-violent communication, negotiation and mediation. In our experience, these are fundamental components of conflict resolution, systemic change and democratic structures. In short, CSSP uses mediation, moderation, consultation, training, round tables, public discussions and advocacy in contributing to durable, local peace-building efforts and social transformations.
CSSP operates multi-track, working with political and community leaders, influential academics, religious and NGO leaders as well as with civil society actors, individuals, business communities and media representatives. Additionally, CSSP tries to reach out to all tracks and to international actors in order to draw attention to local developments and initiatives, gather support and promote cooperation.
CSSP Newsletter October 2013
CSSP had a very busy summer period. For the first time we worked in Tunisia. About our experience there and all our current activities, please see October's newsletter.
Friedensprozess um Nagorny-Karabach
CSSP Berlin Center for Integrative Mediation und MdB Viola von Cramon haben am Montag, den 24. Juni 2013 eine Podiumsdiskussion veranstaltet zum Thema: "Stillstand im Friedensprozess um Nagorny-Karabach: Kann ein partizipatives Modell der Konfliktbearbeitung die Politik beeinflussen?" ein.
Das Veranstaltungsprogramm lesen Sie hier.
Multitrack Peace Mediation Course 2013/14
CSSP is happy to announce the third course on "Multitrack Peace Mediation" provided by CSSP, Inmedio Berlin and Berghof Foundation. The course includes the basics of mediation and gives space to intensively train the different methods. It mainly focuses on a multitrack approach of mediation in peace processes demonstrating how mediation and its outcome can be increased through multi-track interventions.
For more information, please have a look at the booklet here.