01. – 15. Dezember 2023

Foundations of peacebuilding

A basic introduction to the tools and principles of peace and conflict work.

Early Bird: 720 when booking before 23 October 2023

Registration Deadline is: 20 November 2023

Due to technical difficulties, the system currently reports in some cases that the course is fully booked.
But there are still places available in this training. If you encounter this problem, please contact us: academy@forumzfd.de.

Who can register for this training?

  • New professionals working in peacebuilding, as well as those looking for a refresher or looking to cover topics they are not yet experienced in.
  • Those interested in stepping into or learning more about peacebuilding.

Depending on methods and topic of the training, we limit the number of available spaces to a manageable size (a maximum of 20 participants). Register early to reserve your place! 


The 2-week training will offer valuable information and practices, relevant both for those new to peacebuilding, as well as those already working in or experienced with peacebuilding. While week 1 places its focus on the foundations of peacebuilding (both from a theoretical and practical perspective), week 2 is mostly dedicated to developing soft-skills like communication and understanding team dynamics in cross-cultural contexts.


  • To understand the concept of peacebuilding in theory and practice, including best practices in the field
  • To learn the framework of some of the most fundamental tools used in peacebuilding
  • To develop a better understanding of one’s own role as a peace worker and the knowledge and skills that one will need
  • To gain an understanding of the participants’ own biases and the role they play in cross-cultural team dynamics



In the course, participants use a variety of tools, including the digital learning platform ILIAS, a video conferencing tool, and the online whiteboard Miro. Participants should therefore have a good internet connection (1 Mbit down/upload or better). A headset is highly recommended. Prior knowledge about the use of these online tools is not required as participants will be invited to a technical introduction to the above mentioned tools before the course starts.


In addition to the online sessions (4 hours per day on Monday to Thursday, and 2 hours per day on Fridays), participants will be required to complete three deliverables during the course of the training, amounting to a total of roughly 2 hours in self-led work.

  • Deliverable 1 – nonviolent communication message based on an everyday life situation (30 min)
  • Deliverable 2 – active listening with clarifying questions – online coffee with other course participants (30 min)
  • Personal Action Plan (1 hour)

After a successful participation, participants receive a certificate.

Total expected weekly hours: 18 hours per week of online sessions, 2 hours of self-paced learning


Technical Introduction on 1 December 2023 from 12:00 to 13:00 CET
Online Live Sessions from 4 to 15 December 2023, Mondays to Thursdays from 09:00 to 11:00 and 12:00 to 14:00 CET, and Fridays from 09:00 to 11:00.

Register bindingly for this training.

Early Bird: 720€ when booking before 23 October 2023, Normal Price: 800 €