The Austrian Centre for Peace (ACP) was founded in 1982 by Dr Gerald Mader and other like-minded people. We are located at Schlaining Castle in Southern Burgenland, with a second office in Vienna, the nation’s capital. Our work has earned us the status of UN “Peace Messenger” and a UNESCO “Prize for Peace Education”. The ACP is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan organisation. It is engaged in research, education/training and practical conflict transformation.
In 2004, the Flemish Peace Institute was established as a paraparliamentary organisation within the Flemish Parliament. On the initiative of the members of the Sub-commission on Arms Trade, the decree establishing the Flemish Institute for Peace and Prevention of Violence was adopted with a large majority of votes by the plenary session of Parliament on 5 May 2004. The decree determines the four tasks of the Institute. For its operation, the Peace Institute receives a working allowance from the Flemish Parliament.
Vredesactie (Peace Action) is a pluralist peace movement that radically pleads for a society in which conflicts are resolved without violence or the threats of it. Vredesactie is an engine for the development of nonviolent action and the implementation of a pacifist peace policy.
Peace Research Center Prague is an interdisciplinary Center of Excellence, funded by Charles University. Their common analytical and normative focus is on the prevention, management, and transformation of conflicts in world politics. Their mission is: advancing theoretical and empirical knowledge in peace and conflict studies; building a permanent platform for collaborative interdisciplinary research; providing an opportunity for junior scholars to develop their academic career.
CMI – Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation is an independent Finnish organisation that works to prevent and resolve conflicts through dialogue and mediation. Founded in 2000 by Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari, we have since grown to be a leader in the field of international peacemaking.
The Peace Union of Finland is an umbrella organisation for several Finnish Peace associations. We work with a whole range of peace and disarmament issues by lobbying and advocating for Finnish Government and The European Union of peace policies. We offer peace education at our Peace School programme. We also maintain the Peace Station, a centre for peace activism and advocacy in Helsinki. The Peace Union of Finland is a member of the International Peace Bureau (IPB). We work with several international campaigns and follow a number of arms control and disarmament issues.
The Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI), is a multidisciplinary and international research centre whose mission is to conduct high quality research on the causes of war, on non-violent resolution of conflicts, and on conditions for peace. In accordance with the present research agenda, the focus of TAPRI’s research is peaceful change.
The Berghof Foundation is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation supporting people in conflict in their efforts to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
As an independent, non-profit organization, BICC (Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies) deals with a wide range of global topics in the field of peace and conflict research. Our vision is a more peaceful world. Our mission is to conduct critical, problem-oriented, policy relevant research in response to the problems posed by organized violence. To do so, we engage in active exchanges with scholars and politicians as well as stakeholders in everyday practice and civil society. As a think tank, BICC seeks to engage in a dialogue with NGOs, governments, private organizations, research institutes and universities and well as with interested individuals.
The Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) was founded in 1971 and is an independent entity operating as a civil law foundation. According to the charter, the aim of the institute’s work is to address security policy problems within the framework of peace research and, in doing so, fulfil the criteria for independent research and instruction, advancement of early career scholars and the publicising of research findings.