“The participation of Civil Society in peace negotiations is indispensable for sustainable peace”

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Veranstaltung, Summary 20.01.2014

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The oiip – Austrian Institute of Foreign Affairs provided the venue for a debate on the motion on the topic “The participation of Civil Society in peace negotiations is indispensable for sustainable peace“. The event took place as a final workshop for the comparative research project on the dynamics in peace processes of multiple - actor conflicts, which is funded by the Anniversary Fund of the Östereichische Nationalbank.

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For the motion:
Véronique Dudouet, Berghof Foundation, Berlin
Christian Wlaschütz, Independent consultant, Vienna

Against the motion:
Jan Pospisil, oiip
Stefan Khittel, oiip

Moderation:
Otmar Höll, oiip

In 2012 peace processes in Colombia and the Philippines were resumed after months of secret negotiations. How is it possible to involve Civil Society in such a process? And why should one do so? What are the conceivable pitfalls of Civil Society participation and what does its exclusion entail?


Date:
Monday, 20 January 2014
15:00-18:00

Venue:
Austrian Institute for International Affairs - oiip
Berggasse 7, 1090 Vienna
 

Program

Sponsored by OeNB-Jubiläumsfonds Project nr 14694.  

Event held within oiip’s research area of Comparative Foreign & Security Policy Analysis.