Establishment of a German-Colombian Peace Institute

In spite of all its problems and difficulties, the Colombian peace process between the Colombian government and the guerrilla organization FARC is one of the few glimmers of hope in the current global conflict landscape. In order to support the peace process in the fields of research, teaching and consultancy, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), with funds from the Federal Foreign Office, has been supporting the establishment of a German-Colombian Peace Institute (Instituto Colombo-Alemán para la Paz - CAPAZ) in Bogotá since the end of 2016. The institute aims to establish a broad academic network within Colombia and between Colombia and Germany. This network shall address the crucial topics of the peace process.In particular, universities from conflict-torn regions in Colombia will be involved.

The whole project is implemented by a consortium of German and Colombian university and research institutions. The scientific director of the Instituto CAPAZ is Prof. Dr. Stefan Peters, who is also professor for peace research at the Faculty of Law at Justus Liebig University in Giessen.

Besides PRIF, the founding members of the consortium on the German side are Justus Liebig University Giessen (lead agency), Georg-August-University Göttingen, the Free University Berlin and the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg. On the Colombian side, the founding institutions are the Universidad Nacional (lead agency), the Universidad de los Andes, the Universidad del Rosario, the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, and the Universidad Externado de Colombia.

In 2018, eight more Colombian and two more German universities joined the consortium as associated partners. These are the following universities in Colombia: Universidad de Antioquia (Medellín), Universidad de Caldas (Manizales), Universidad del Cauca (Popayán), Universidad de Ibagué (Ibagué), Universidad Industrial de Santander (Bucaramanga), Universidad de Medellín (Medellín), Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla), Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Medellín). In Germany it is the University of Erfurt and the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

A period of ten years is planned for the establishment of the institute: The construction phase, extended until the end of 2019 (2016-2019), will be followed by an institutionalization phase (until 2023) and a consolidation phase (until 2026).

For more information and news visit the website of the Instituto Colombo-Alemán para la Paz (CAPAZ) and refer to this brochure.

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Kolumbiens Gewalt-Frieden | 2019

Rähme, Sophie (2019): Kolumbiens Gewalt-Frieden. Zum Anstieg der Gewalt gegen soziale Aktivisten und Aktivistinnen seit dem Friedensabkommen 2016, PRIF Report 3/2019, Frankfurt/M.

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Dinámicas territoriales de la violencia y del conflict armado antes y después del acuerdo de paz con las FARC-EP | 2018

Wolff, Jonas (2018): Dinámicas territoriales de la violencia y del conflict armado antes y después del acuerdo de paz con las FARC-EP. Estudio de caso: municipio de Tumaco, Nariño, in: Instituto Colombo-Alemán para la Paz (CAPAZ) (ed.), Documento de Trabajo 1/2018, (), 53-62, http://www.page.instituto-capaz.org/(...).

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Colombia Under the Duque Government | 2018

Richter, Solveig/Wolff, Jonas (2018): Colombia Under the Duque Government. Policy options to strengthen the peace process, PRIF Spotlight 10/2018, Frankfurt/M.

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Kolumbien unter der Regierung Duque | 2018

Richter, Solveig/Wolff, Jonas (2018): Kolumbien unter der Regierung Duque. Optionen zur Stärkung des Friedensprozesses, PRIF Spotlight 9/2018, Frankfurt/M.

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De las Zonas Veredales Transitorias De Normalización a la Paz Territorial. Tensiones, conflictos y retos en el suroccidente de Colombia | 2018

Rodríguez, Alberto/Castillo Burbano, Ángela/Biel Portero, Israel/Corr, Jeinny Cristina/Wolff, Jonas/Espitia Pérez, Luisa Fernanda/Góngora-Mera, Manuel/Vallejo, Mario/Chamorro Rosero, Mauricio/Achicanoy Romero, Natalia/Bermúdez Rico, Rosa/Aboueldahab, Susann/Bolaños Enríquez, Tania/Rodríguez, Tania (2018): De las Zonas Veredales Transitorias De Normalización a la Paz Territorial. Tensiones, conflictos y retos en el suroccidente de Colombia, Heinrich Böll Stiftung/ Colombia, 21.9.2018.

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Frictions in Transitional Justice Processes: Colombia's Victims Law, Integral Reparation and the Temporality of Multiple Victimization in Displaced Women | 2018

Rähme, Sophie (2018): Frictions in Transitional Justice Processes: Colombia's Victims Law, Integral Reparation and the Temporality of Multiple Victimization in Displaced Women, in: Gobernar: The Journal of Latin American Public Policy and Governance, 2:1, 33-56, https://orb.binghamton.edu/gobernar/(...).

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De las Zonas Veredales Transitorias de Normalización a la Paz Territorial. Tensiones, conflictos y retos en el suroccidente de Colombia | 2018

Rodríguez, Alberto/Castillo Burbano, Ángela/Biel Portero, Israel/Corr, Jeinny Cristina/Wolff, Jonas/Dietz, Kristina/Espitia Pérez, Luisa Fernanda/Góngora-Mera, Manuel/Chamorro Rosero, Mauricio/Achicanoy Romero, Natalia/Bermúdez Rico, Rosa/Aboueldahab, Susann/Bolaños Enríquez, Tania/Rodríguez, Tania (2018): De las Zonas Veredales Transitorias de Normalización a la Paz Territorial. Tensiones, conflictos y retos en el suroccidente de Colombia, Instituto CAPAZ: Policy Brief 1, http://www.page.instituto-capaz.org/(...).

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Kolumbien: Frieden durch Gewalt? | 2018

Wolff, Jonas/Dietz, Kristina (2018): Kolumbien: Frieden durch Gewalt?, in: Blätter für die deutsche und internationale Politik, 7, 25-28, https://www.blaetter.de/(...).

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Partners

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
www.uni-giessen.de/welcome
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
www.uni-goettingen.de/en
Freie Universität Berlin
Freie Universität Berlin
www.fu-berlin.de
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
www.uni-freiburg.de
Universidad Nacional
Universidad Nacional
unal.edu.co/
Universidad de los Andes
Universidad de los Andes
uniandes.edu.co
Universidad del Rosario
Universidad del Rosario
www.urosario.edu.co
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
www.javeriana.edu.co
Universidad Externado de Colombia
Universidad Externado de Colombia
www.uexternado.edu.co

Donors

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
www.daad.de/en
German Federal Foreign Office
German Federal Foreign Office
www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN