Berlin Seminar on Truth, Justice and Remembrance

Deadline:  August 15, 2016
Open to: participants from (post-) conflict societies from all over the world
Venue: 26 November– 8 December 2016 in Berlin, Germany


The Robert Bosch Stiftung is pleased to announce its international Seminar on Truth, Justice and Remembrance. The seminar will take place in Berlin, Germany. The program facilitates cross-regional learning about dealing with the past in different societal contexts. Participants are equipped with the knowledge, tools and leadership skills necessary to facilitate and bring about meaningful progress on truth, justice, and remembrance in their societies during and after conflict.
This unique two-week seminar brings together 25 actors from (post-) conflict societies from all over the world, all of whom work on remembrance, the politics of memory, and documentation and truth-finding during and in the aftermath of conflicts.
The Berlin Seminar provides participants with the opportunity
  • to learn more about Dealing with the Past in Germany with a focus on the Nazi regime and the communist regime in the GDR as well as the ensuing public discourses;
  • to exchange best practices with participants from other post-conflict societies;
  • to work intensely on the challenges they face in their own work, organizations and societies through professional facilitation as well as through peer consultation;
  • to strengthen their leadership skills and to develop strategies for self-management and self-care.
The program includes visits to different sites of memory and meetings with representatives from politics, civil society and media, witnesses and experts as well as advanced application workshops with selected German institutions and individuals. The program will furthermore include sessions on leadership development and systemic analysis, and offers space to discuss and reflect on the learnings in an international group from different (post-)conflict societies.


To be considered for the program, candidates will have to meet the following criteria:
  • The program is targeted at mid-career and senior staff working for civil society organizations, government bodies and media institutions with relevant work experience in the field of dealing with the past. Practitioners, activists and experts from (post-) conflict societies directly involved in peace processes are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Have very good English skills in order to participate in group discussions and to write a short reflection paper.
  • Be open to a comparative and participatory learning experience: Participants are expected to actively engage with participants from other countries, to consult to each other on challenges they face in their home contexts, and to share reflections and lessons learned within the group.
Prior knowledge about Germany is not required.


Robert Bosch Stiftung will cover travel to and from Germany, accommodation and other related costs for local travel, lunches and drinks.


Please complete the following form and submit your application by August 15, 2016.

Furthermore, we would kindly ask to send us following documents attached in an email at

• A CV of no more than 2 pages,
• a letter of motivation describing your work experience in the field of dealing with the past and indicating why you wish to participate in this specific program, and
• a letter of recommendation.

The application is complete and eligible once the e-mail with CV, motivation letter and letter of recommendation has been received.

In order to apply, register HERE.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Patricia Degueldre,:

The official web-page.

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