Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)

The ASPR aims to contribute to the promotion of peace and peaceful conflict resolution and to the dissemination of practical ideas for peace, including its developmental and environmental aspects. In order to carry out these tasks, the ASPR conducts and evaluates research in line with its objectives, engages in training and education, and conducts scientific courses. Read more ...

Current Policy Brief

China's emergence as a peacebuilding actor

Due to the enormous volume of Chinese investments now being poured into conflict-prone regions, China seems poised to gain a significant stake in ongoing peace processes and other settlement efforts. Taken together with expanding peacekeeping and conflict mediation activities, and based on a normative framework that is quite different from liberal notions, we may be seeing the emergence of a distinct Chinese model of peacebuilding. Read more

ASPR Research Agenda

ASPR Research Agenda

In recent years, the environment and context for international actors engaging in violent conflict have changed considerably. The ASPR research agenda aims to
take account of these changes and to focus on understanding possible consequences and shaping outcomes. Read more

Peace Education

Die nächsten Generationen zu mündigen Bürgern zu erziehen, ihnen die Möglichkeit der friedlichen Konfliktbeilegung zu lehren und sie zum kritischen Denken zu ermutigen – all dies sind Ziele der Friedenspädagogik. Read more

Testimonials

Feedback from course-participants, trainers and visitors. Find out what they had to say about their stay at Schlaining Peace Castle.
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