An international Seminar in Berlin on Truth, Justice and Remembrance

From November 26 – December 8, 2016 the Robert Bosch Stiftung is organising an International Seminar about Truth, Justice and Remembrance in Berlin. The two-week seminar brings together 25 actors from (post-) conflict societies from all over the world, all of whom work on remembrance, the politics of memory and documentation and truth-finding during and in the aftermath of conflicts. The program facilitates cross-regional learning about dealing with the past in different societal contexts.

During the Seminar participants will have the opportunity to learn more about Dealing with the past in Germany with a focus on the Nazi regime and the communist regime in the GDR as well as the ensuing public discourses, to exchange best practices with participants from other post-conflict societies, to work intensely on the challenges they face in their own work, organizations and societies through professional facilitation as well as through peer consultation and to strengthen their leadership skills and to develop strategies for self-management and self-care.

The program includes visits to different sites of memory and meetings with representatives from politics, civil society and media, witnesses and experts as well as advanced application workshops with selected German institutions and individuals. The program will furthermore include sessions on leadership development and systemic analysis, and offers space to discuss and reflect on the learnings in an international group from different (post-)conflict societies.

There are some criteria to keep in mind when applying for the Seminar:

  • The program is targeted at mid-career and senior staff working for civil society organizations, government bodies and media institutions with relevant work experience in the field of dealing with the past. Practitioners, activists and experts from (post-) conflict societies directly involved in peace processes are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Have very good English skills in order to participate in group discussions and to write a short reflection paper.
  • Be open to a comparative and participatory learning experience: Participants are expected to actively engage with participants from other countries, to consult to each other on challenges they face in their home contexts, and to share reflections and lessons learned within the group.
Interested to apply? Deadline for applications is August 15, 2016.
For more information please write an email to Ms. Patricia Degueldre.