CSSP - Berlin Center for Integrative Mediation
Integrative Mediation is a constantly evolving and developing methodology which originated from the work of Dr. Christian Schwarz-Schilling and was further adapted by all of the members of CSSP. While much of this is done by many of our partners and supporters, it was first brought together in this form in January 2005. Over the recent years and with constant lessons learned we have been able to grow with it and to expand the understanding of the organisation. In its simplest form Integrative Mediation is about bringing people together to find solutions to common problems.
Most of the work of CSSP is done in local communities. We select individual teams with different skills to work with municipal leaders on capacity-building, mediation, advocacy and research.
How do we work?
The main aim of CSSP is to develop different formats and environments in which conflict parties come together to discuss issues of concern, build trusting relationships, and develop durable solutions. Stakeholders are brought together in tailor-made mediation processes based on the Integrative Mediation methodology and involving elements of Stakeholder Consultation, Conflict Analysis, Inter-community Mediation, Interactive Training, and Systemic Advocacy. While these elements can be used independently from one another they are in sequential order to ensure a participatory process focused on local empowerment and intending to do no harm. At the core of the five elements are three main goals:
a) to improve systemic communication and dialogue among all stakeholders;
b) to build confidence among the stakeholders; and
c) to develop a professional interest-based problem-solving culture.
Friedensprozess um Nagorny-Karabach
Das CSSP Berlin Center for Integrative Mediation und MdB Viola von Cramon laden herzlich zu der Podiumsdiskussion "Stillstand im Friedensprozess um Nagorny-Karabach: Kann ein partizipatives Modell der Konfliktbearbeitung die Politik beeinflussen?" ein.
Die Veranstaltung findet am Montag, den 24. Juni 2013, 16:45 bis 19:30 Uhr, im Deutschen Bundestag (Raum E.800, Paul-Löbe-Haus) statt.
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 the Berghof Foundation.
The course is focused on a multitrack approach of mediation in peace processes. It introduces into the basics of mediation and gives space to intensively train the methods and skills of mediation. It then emphasizes the specifics of mediation in peace-building and demonstrates how mediation and its outcomes are increased through multi-track interventions.
The interlinkage of mediation, peace and multitrack makes this course unique. Additionally, the course fulfils part of the main requirements of training by the German Federal Association for Mediation (Bundesverband Mediation).
For more information on the specific contents of the modules, the teaching methods, the financial frame and the trainers please look into the course booklet here.