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Veröffentlicht am Montag, 23. Februar 2009 bei


The International Civil Society Forum on Conflicts (INFOCON) is an EC funded research project, aiming to offer a better understanding of how Civil Society Organisations representing Transnational Communities can help in preventing and resolving conflicts. This interdisciplinary conference will debate the conflict resolution mechanisms used by different actors and how they can collaborate in order to achieve their major goals. The two-day conference will bring together the INFOCON researchers, policy experts at the local, national and European level, and representatives of the Civil Society. The event will be punctuated by several keynote addresses delivered by leading academics and policy-makers in the field of transnational communities and conflicts.


First day: Academia, Policy Makers & the Civil Society: what is their role in conflict resolution?

1)      9h30 – 10h00: Pierre Mathiot  - opening remarks on behalf of the hosting institution 

2)      10h00 – 10h15: Regional political representative

3)      10h15 – 11h00: Elise Féron (INFOCON research director)  – introducing The International Civil Society Forum on Conflicts  

11h00 -11h30: coffee break 

4)      11h30 – 12h15: Neil Campbell – International Crisis Group – Conflict resolution and transnational communities: what can we do from abroad? 

12h15 -14h00: lunch break

(INFOCON internal meeting from 13h15 until 14h00) 

5)      14h00 – 15h50: First workshop - The Balkan conflicts and civil society actors: A project for a common future – Gentian Zyberi (Coordinating Council of Albanians in the Netherlands) and Aleksandar Mitic (journalist) – chaired by Prof. Hugh Miall 

Coffee break 15h50-16h10

6)      16h10 – 18h00: Second workshop - The different dimensions of conflict in the African Great Lakes region –Marusca Perazzi (Minority Rights Group) and Christiaan de Beule (SOS Rwanda-Burundi). Chaired by the Internationalist Foundation.

Conference reception cocktail: 18h30 – 19h30 

Second day: What has been done?

1)      9h30 – 10h15: Marco Martiniello (Université de Liège) - how conflicts in countries of origin are imported into the countries of settlement

2)      10h15 – 10h45: Agnieszka Weinar (University of Warsaw): Defining diaspora and its role as a political actor

3)       10h45 – 11h15: Angela Liberatore (research project’s officer at the European Commission) – Lessons from EC funded research on conflict and migration

 11h15 – 11h30: coffee break 

4)      11h30 – 12h15: Hugh Miall (Kent University) – Contemporary Conflict Resolution & the INFOCON endeavour

12h15 -13h45: lunch break

1)      13h45 – 14h30: Ruerd Ruben and Marieke van Houte (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen) – the Randstad case

2)      14h30 – 16h15: Third Workshop: NAVEND, Zentrum für Türkeistudien and Jochen Hippler (Universiteit Duisburg Essen) - Intercultural Dialogues: Turkish and Kurdish in actual Germany – a melting pot?

Coffee Break: 16h15 – 16h30

3)      16h30 – 17h30: New Technologies & Conflict Resolution: “Exchanging knowledge on communities on the move” – Thomas Blumenfeld (Internationalist Foundation) and Andrea Warnecke (BICC – from the DIASPEACE project funded under FP7) about the Here and There internet platform and the place for new technologies in community based research  

4)      17h30 – 18h00: Résumé - Pierre Mathiot, Benoît Rihoux, Elise Féron, Angela Liberatore, CSO representative, local government representative.


  • Institut d'Études Politiques de Lille, Rue de Trevise 84
    Lille, Frankreich


  • Mittwoch, 06. Mai 2009
  • Donnerstag, 07. Mai 2009


  • INFOCON, société civile, conflits, communautés


  • Felippe Angeli
    courriel : felippe [at] internationalistreview [dot] com



  • Felippe Angeli
    courriel : felippe [at] internationalistreview [dot] com


« Transnational Communities and Conflict: a Civil Society approach », Kolloquium , Calenda, Veröffentlicht am Montag, 23. Februar 2009,

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