The intervention by third parties is one of the most common responses to settling conflicts. An expert in conflict transformation who travels to other countries to be involved in local peace projects is already a third-party intervention – only through his presence. But third-party intervention has a lot of faces and during the first day of the training the participants will get an overview of these specific interventions. Questions on legitimacy, roles and acceptance play an important role here.
The training will furthermore use Diana Francis‘ model of conflict transformation and will look at when third-party intervention is called for and what is happening in reality. Methods like the Harvard Concept and mediation will be explained and trained in role-play based on a real situation. Other important issues covered will be questions on impartiality, establishing trust, intercultural issues and shaping long-term change processes.
* Role perception and impartiality
* Various third-party intervention approaches with a focus on negotiation and mediation
* Confidence building, shaping change processes
* Examples of practical implementation and their scope and limits
* Practising how to deal with conflict parties
* Cultural adaptation and differences, examples of local techniques