Establishment of a German-Colombian Peace Institute

In spite of all its problems and difficulties the Colombian peace process between the Santos administration and the FARC guerilla is one of the very few positive highlights in the current global conflict landscape. To support the peace process in Colombia in the fields of research, teaching and policy advice, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), with funds from Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, is supporting the establishment of a German-Colombian Peace Institute (Instituto Colombo-Alemán para la Paz - CAPAZ) in Bogotá. The institute aims to establish a broad academic network within Colombia as well as 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 network of German and Colombian university and research institutions.

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

For the establishment of the German-Colombian Peace Research Institute a ten year period is envisioned:

A developmental phase (2016–2019) will be followed by a institutionalization phase (2019–2023) and  a consolidation phase (2023–2026).

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

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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