Mission statement

Dialogue initiatives offer perspectives for reconciliation in Ukraine. Dialogue therefore serves as a precondition for the (re-)establishment of an inclusive Ukrainian society and creates opportunities for mutual respectful cooperation between the people concerned. The Platform for Dialogue and Conflict Resolution is providing a neutral space for different actors within and outside Ukraine to improve relationships, to discuss their experiences and perceptions, to dismantle hostile images, to promote mutual understanding and solidarity and to consolidate a potential process of reconciliation as well as to identify possible channels for cooperation across conflict divides.

The platform – established in Austria – wants to take the opportunity of the Austrian OSCE chairmanship, which is accompanied by increased international attention, to promote a necessary re-focus on the situation in Ukraine, its (long-term) impact on its population and the whole region, to promote a wider understanding of the armed conflict in Ukraine, its background and possible future, and to support people trying to overcome division and hatred through peaceful means. The platform intends to facilitate, support and provide an acceptable, diverse and respectful framework for fruitful discussions. Its aim is to make a difference through appreciative cooperation.

Platform for Dialogue and Conflict Resolution in Ukraine – Project partners and representatives

  •   Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Stadtschlaining
    Jakob C. Fürst, Project coordinator at ASPR
    Georg Blaha, School partnership project coordinator at ASPR

  •   Grüne Bildungswerkstatt, Vienna Andreas Novy, Director

  •    Herbert C. Kelman Institute for Interactive Conflict Transformation, Vienna Wilfried Graf, Director

  •   International Institute for Peace (IIP), Vienna Hannes Swoboda, President, MEP ret.
    Stephanie Fenkart, Director

  •   Karl-Renner-Institut, Vienna
    Gerhard Marchl, Head of Dpt. on European Politics

  •   Parliamentary Group of the Green Party
    Tanja Windbüchler-Souschill, MP
    Claudia Stadler, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation Peter Steyrer, EU Coordination

  •   Society for Eurasian Studies (EURAS), Vienna Alexander Dubowy, Secretary-general

        ●  tranzit.at, Vienna Georg Schöllhammer, Project head; Michaela Geboltsberger, Project coordinator

 Vienna, February 2017



         04. October 2018 Settling of the Ukrainian crisis? Learning form the past – looking to the future

05. Juni 2018 Ukrainische Aussichten - Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Ost und West,
         erschienen in der International - die Zeitschrift für internationale Politik II/ 2018

29. May 2018 Maria Kulikovska: Art in Ukraine – Challenges and Opportunities Following RAFT CRIMEA

23. April 2018 Civilian Monitors - an effective enough remedy to end a hot conflict?

19. April 2018 Ukraine and the USA: What is at stake for Europe?

28. March 2018 Ukraine: What Prize for Freedom?

18.-22. March 2018 Research Trip in Kiev, Ukraine

16. March 2018 Ukraine: What Prize for Freedom?

14. December 2017 Die Realität im Osten der Ukraine: Augenzeugenberichte

13. December 2017 Theater of Displaced People "DIE WARE" von Alik Sardanian

11. December 2017 Quo Vadis Ukraine?

31. May 2017 Ukraine: Economic Relations across the Contact Line and the Role of Trade Unions

29. March 2017 Ukraine: Dialogue Instead of Monologue

7.-10. September 2016 Dialogperspektiven für die Ukraine - Reisebericht