Following the success of the first edition of the Mediation, Dialogue and Conflict Analysis training in September 2022, Clingendael Academy trainers implemented a second edition of this training last month. Both training editions were developed closely with the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM Georgia) and were targeted at mission staff who implement conflict-sensitive projects and activities. The training gathered 17 participants – (primarily) political advisors, staff working on the hotline, and those working on confidence-building projects. They were trained in mediation and conflict analysis skills within the framework of EU missions.
The training was highly interactive, and the participants were actively engaged throughout. The participants also shared many insights and examples from their own experiences based on the key negotiation and mediation tools discussed and how these can be applied in their professional and personal contexts.
The participants mostly enjoyed the negotiation simulations, where they got to play out actual negotiation scenarios. This ranged from relatively simple bilateral negotiations to a complex multi-party negotiation simulation involving a team of mediators. The participants also carried out a conflict analysis on a specific case study, using different tools, and discussed how to design conflict-sensitive actions and policies.
Read more on the website of the European Union’s Civilian Training Initiative (EUCTI).