Our vision is a world where people with different backgrounds and circumstances are willing and able to recognise and address conflicts by non-violent, constructive, and sustainable means.
We support people so that they can address conflicts non-violently, constructively and sustainably. In doing so, we respect the close interdependence between research on, education about, and the practice of conflict transformation.
We conduct research projects on peace and security policy, are involved in mediation between parties to conflict and engage in political consulting, and offer different target-group-oriented training programmes and advanced education for civilian peacebuilders and youth.
The constant advancement of innovative theory and practice is built upon a foundation of dialogue and cooperation with international institutions, networks, theoreticians and practitioners of conflict management. We have worked in Austria, South-East Europe, the Black Sea Region and the South Caucasus, West and East Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East.
Many of our mediation projects have been conducted in cooperation with the OSCE, and since 1997, we have been hosting the Summer Academy on OSCE, a yearly education programme for diplomats, scholars and NGO representatives.
Austrian Study Centre for Peace and conflict Resolution
Rochusplatz 1, 7461 Stadtschlaining, Austria