Shifting Power in Peace.

New Dynamics and Agendas – Reshaping Cooperation for Sustainable Peace and Development

  • June 05, 5 pm - 9.30 pm

  • June 06, 9 am - 2 pm

The Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt) is very pleased to announce that the sixth edition of the FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum will take place on 5 and 6 June 2024 in Berlin, Germany.

Speakers and participants from around the globe will shape the discussions and interactive sessions on current challenges and trends:

Are we ready for just peace?

Structural causes for violent conflict cannot be addressed with military means alone. Decisive action by the peacebuilding community and beyond is needed to build just peace.

The Peacebuilding Forum will focus on three policy areas:

Reshaping Alliances for Peace and Security

What is the role for Europe?

Promoting Peace through Climate Justice

How can environmental peacebuilding address injustices and conflicts to promote a just transition?

Feminist Development and Foreign Policy

How can dilemmas in power shifts be addressed?

Side events on related topics are scheduled to take place from 29 May to 12 June 2024.

This website will be updated on a regular basis and further information about the conference will be available nearer the time.

About the FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum

The FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum 2024 will welcome more than 100 local, national, and global state and civil society actors as well as policymakers. Amongst them will be national and international government institutions, parliamentarians, civil society organisations as well as international partner networks of the FriEnt member organisations. Together, we want to reaffirm the peacebuilding communities’ claim to influence policy debates and strengthen peacebuilding narratives. The conference will provide networking opportunities in an inclusive environment that brings together peacebuilders from state actors and civil society from different parts of the world.

The Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt) is an association of governmental organisations, church development agencies, civil society networks, and political foundations.

Programme 2024

The agenda will be published soon. Please keep checking back!

28 June 2021

Strong consensus on mutual partnerships and political will

The very first virtual FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum 2021 “Translate-Relate-Act” was held in April and May. The essence of the 26 virtual sessions and 3 plenary sessions was captured and can now be revisited in the documentation of the 5-day event.

27 May 2021

Lessons Learned from the Second Karabakh War

Humanitarian support in Nagorno Karabakh is not enough. Stefan Meister, Heinrich Boell Foundation, discusses the current situation for civil society, demonstrates the reasons behind failed peacebuilding and reconciliation attempts and identifies essential political priority shifts as well as oppo...

04 May 2021

A Virtual Memory for Reconciliation

Julio Solórzano Foppa, Memorial para la Concordia, presents the contribution of digital tools to building a memory base of the armed conflict in Guatemala. He discusses digital options for creating a historical narrative as well as some of the integral barriers to generating dialogue.

Our Members

The FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum is a series of events on current and overarching challenges and trends in peacebuilding. With the Peacebuilding Forum, we want to provide future-oriented impulses for the development of peacebuilding and strengthen the visibility and importance of the policy field in its entirety.


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