Call for Proposals: Grant for Innovation in Conflict Transformation 2013
an article by Berghof Foundation
As of 01 May, 2013, the Grant for Innovation in
Conflict Transformation (GIC) programme is calling
for proposals, with the thematic focus Youth as
change-makers: from conflict actors to
peacebuilders. We encourage the submission of
project applications, which focus on the roles and
nonviolent strategies by which young people
contribute to constructive conflict
Berghof Center in Berlin-Dahlem, Germany
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From child soldiers and urban criminal gangs to
civil resistance activists in the Arab Spring,
youth have become primary drivers of violent and
nonviolent conflict alike. But they are also often
at the forefront of peacebuilding efforts through
their socio-political grassroots engagement for
peace, human security or community development.
This year’s Grant for Innovation in Conflict
Transformation focuses on the roles and nonviolent
strategies by which young people contribute to
constructive conflict transformation.
The call encourages the submission of project
proposals based on research, education, arts and
practice that are complementary to activities
carried out by the Berghof Foundation. The
projects we seek to fund should empower young
people to act as agents of conflict transformation
and to become actively engaged as change-makers
and motivated peacebuilders.
We are particularly interested in proposals that
offer creative ideas and innovative approaches on:
* Fostering nonviolent strategies and
approaches of youth to resist against repression,
injustice or foreign occupation
* Developing applicable youth-specific
approaches to post-war reconciliation, conflict
transformation and peacebuilding
* Dealing constructively with youth-related
violence and its root causes
* Strengthening youth organisations as bridge-
builders (across borders, ethnic barriers,
cultures or social classes)
* Empowering youth as agents for a culture of
For further details regarding the call, and for the
application process and guidelines please visit the
Grantmaking page on this website.
The closing date for proposals is 31 May, 2013
(Berlin time, UTC+1).
Question(s) related to this article:
Youth initiatives for a culture of peace, How can we ensure they get the attention and funding they desereve?
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Latest reader comment:
The original Youth Report for a Culture of Peace is still worth reading as the initial inspiration for the Youth Solidarity Fund of the Alliance of Civilizations. See http://decade-culture-of-peace.org/report/YouthReport.pdf.