CSSP is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation based in Berlin with a majority of the team and several offices in the respective countries of engagement.
The organisation originated from the work and team around Mr. Christian Schwarz-Schilling and his mandate as International Mediator for Bosnia and Herzegovina, connected to the Dayton Pace Agreement. Mr. Schwarz-Schillings Mandate as International Mediator lasted from 1996 until 2004. When he was appointed High Representative of Bosnia Herzegovina, the German Bundestag and the Federal Foreign Office asked the mediation team around him to continue its work in the region. That was the birth and nucleus of the organisation which started as "Christian Schwarz-Schilling Project - CSSP". Later on, the organisation changed its name into "CSSP Berlin Center for Integrative Mediation" as the initial character of a project increasingly developed into a longer-term organisation.
Since its start, the organisation enlarged its geographical focus within and beyond the Western Balkans, also to Eastern Europe and the Kaukasus, Asia and the MENA region and also limited approaches in Germany.
We also developed from a Berlin based team of outsider mediators into an organisation which always works with insider-outsider mediation teams.