The Berghof Foundation is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation supporting people in conflict in their efforts to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
Established during the height of the Cold War, the Berghof Foundation draws on a history of success in creating space for conflict transformation and peace.
Our work spans many regions and societies, encompassing conflicts between and within states, whether new or entrenched. We also work to address underlying social grievances which, if ignored, only deepen divisions and inflame tensions. While each conflict is unique, our support for conflict transformation in each scenario remains rooted in our mission and foundational principles.
A world changing for the better through constructive conflict transformation.
Even in the midst of destruction, social and political conflict can develop forces of positive change, when people engage with each other constructively and together seek inclusive and peaceful ways to address the grievances and issues that divide them.
To create space for conflict transformation.
We bring people in conflict together. We enable and support learning processes that inspire the development of new perspectives, relationships and behaviour, thus opening possibilities for addressing conflict and finding ways of living together peacefully.
The Berghof Foundation is based at the Berghof Centre in Berlin, Germany. We also maintain a branch office in Tübingen, located in the south of Germany; an office in Beirut, Lebanon; and project offices in a number of countries, depending on our project requirements.