Humboldt Forum, Berlin


Berghof Foundation

The Berlin Moot - A Conference Pioneering New Approaches to Peace

The world is seeing dramatic shifts in geopolitics as well as rising levels of complexity in armed conflicts affecting both global security and the ability of peacemaking efforts to be successful.

On 17 and 18 April 2024, the Berghof Foundation is hosting a high-level peace conference in Berlin to bring together global experts from a variety of disciplines with peace and mediation practitioners to develop peacemaking tools that reflect the current complexity of war and conflict. 

Established peacemaking approaches and actors are facing apparent limits to their effectiveness. The latest events unfolding in Gaza, the failed international intervention in Afghanistan, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the devastating recent conflict in Ethiopia underline the need for more effective infrastructures for peace. In light of these challenges, the tools and approaches used to build peace must be renewed.

A changed and complex world needs a new research-backed framework for peacemaking, collaboratively designed by all relevant stakeholders in society committed to conflict resolution. The Berlin Moot aims to deliver this new peacemaking framework.

The Berlin Moot will pioneer new approaches to conflict resolution that will shape the future of peace in the 21st century by inviting high-level speakers and hosting panel discussions and a several PeaceLabs, which will offer the space to reflect on new approaches and entry points to tackle the multiple crises we are facing. The PeaceLabs will also allow for interdisciplinary and solutions-oriented discussions and high-level dialogues providing the peacemaking community with tangible results.