For the further production of the program we are
currently co-operating with the following institutions:
"The Centre for Conflict Resolution
(CCR), which is based in the Department of Peace Studies, was established
in 1990. This was made possible by the generosity of Alec Horsley,
a British Quaker and long time supporter of Peace Studies, who provided
the funding necessary for the purchase of Horsley House where the
CCR is located. Core funding for the practical and research programmes
of the Centre has come from the Barrow and Geraldine S Cadbury Trust,
the Westcroft Trust and the Buxton Trust. From the beginning, emphasis
has been placed on combining the ideas and experiences of both academics
and practitioners and on the transference of research findings into
practical applications. The CCR has developed into one of Europe's
leading centre's for conflict resolution, offering specialised degree
programmes at the MA and BA level as well as an extensive programme
of doctoral research."
We have co-operated closely with The
Centre for Conflict Resolution in writing the content of the course.
In addition to our inhouse staff we make use of their Ph.D. graduates
and Ph.D.-students for supervision of the course. We continue to explore
opportunities with them to write new courses for different constituencies.
Relations and Security Network, Switzerland
ISN. The International Relations and Security Network is one of
the partners of the TNU
"The ISNís main objective is to promote networking, dialogue
and cooperation in the international security community, focussing
on the Partnership for Peace region. To achieve this objective the
ISN has developed an extensive network of organizations and research
institutes, all of which contribute to the ISN, providing a high-quality,
comprehensive and wide-ranging resource through a single website.
Supported by the Swiss Government as part of its contribution to
the Partnership for Peace, the ISN is run by the Center for Security
Studies and Conflict Research at the Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology in Zurich."
ISN awarded us the EMPIRE GRANT (Awarding excellence in† Educational
Multimedia Programs in International Relations) for two years in
a row for the TCC course and our newly to be written 'Post Conflict
Development' course. The grant encourages the production of exceptional
multimedia learning, high-quality learning programs in the fields
of international relations and security policy. We are exploring
opportunities to write courses jointly in the future.
Andreas Papandreou Foundation, Greece
The Andreas Papandreou Foundation's mission
is to become a center of excellence for social research, policy
analysis, conflict management and peace-building in the spirit and
vision of the extraordinary academician, leader and statesman, Andreas
In the summer of 2000 the Foundation and The
Network University held an 8-day long online debate about "Democracy
and Effective Governance in an Enlarged Europe". The event
was held parallel to the "Symi Symposium", a conference to which
many European Politicians and Thinkers attended. Both the online
participants and the participants of the conference got an opportuntiy
to interact with each other and exchange thoughts on several topics.
The online debate was held at this address: www.netuni.nl/spetses
The European Platform for Conflict
Prevention and Transformation is a network of European non-governmental
organisations involved in the prevention and/or resolution of violent
conflicts in the international arena. Its mission is to facilitate
the exchange of information and experience among participating organisations,
as well as to stimulate co-operation and synergy.
The Mediterranean Women's
Studies Centre reseraches Gender Issues in the Mediterranean region
and organises trainings and conferences on the subject of Gender
and Conflict Resolution. We have worked together on an online debate
on the subject during the Balkan women's project of KEGME and are
currently involved with them and other partners in creating the
new 'Gender and Conflict Resolution' course.
The Clingendael Institute was founded
in 1983, to provide knowledge in the field of international political
and economic relations to those who are professionally involved
in the same field of expertise. The Institute works towards this
goal by providing timely information, training, research and advise
on international affairs. The research department focusses on
conflict and security issues, European integration, the Dutch
foreign and security policy and the functioning of the international
multilateral order. Since 1992 the research department also entails
a Conflict Research Unit (CRU), that is specialised in policy
relevant research on conflicts in the developing world. The training
and development department embodies another quality of the Clingendael
Institute; this department develops and accommodates both open
suscription courses and courses tailor-made for specific clients
on any subject matter relating to international political relations.
More information regarding the Clingendael institute can be found
on their website. The site also provides research reports on the
above mentioned fields, which can be downloaded.
We use some of Clingendael's valuable
research material on Conflict Prevention in the content of our
course. Their site contains many good research reports on the