afk_logo_farb German Association for Peace and Conflict Research (AFK) was founded in 1968. It is an interdisciplinary association of scholars interested in peace and conflict research. The AFK holds annual conventions, organizes workshops, publishes books and lobbies to support study programs as well as research funding relating to peace and conflict research.
DCAF logo graphic Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF): DCAF promotes good governance and reform of the security sector. The Centre conducts research on good practices, encourages the development of appropriate norms at the national and international levels, makes policy recommendations and provides in-country advice and assistance programmes. DCAF's partners include governments, parliaments, civil society, international organisations and the range of security sector actors such as police, judiciary, intelligence agencies, border security services and the military.
German Research Foundation (DFG): The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) is the central, self-governing research funding organisation that promotes research at universities and other publicly financed research institutions in Germany.
European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR): The ECPR is an independent, scholarly association, which supports and encourages the training, research and cross-national cooperation of many thousands of academics and graduate students specialising in political science and all its sub-disciplines. ECPR membership is institutional rather than individual and from 8 members (Bergen, Gothenburg, Essex, Leiden, Mannheim, Nuffield College (Oxford), Strathclyde and Paris (FNSP)) at its inception in 1970 membership now stands at over 300 institutions throughout Europe, with associate members spread across the world
Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF): PRIF´s work is directed towards identifying the causes of violent international and internal conflicts, carrying out research into the conditions necessary for peace, understood as a process of decreasing violence and increasing justice, and spreading the concepts of peace. Within the framework of its political counselling, research results are converted into practically orientated options for action that find their way into the public debate.

Institute for Development and Peace (INEF): INEF, often in cooperation with national and international partners, conducts research programs and systematically explores available international expertise and world reports. The Institute is integrated in a strong and viable international research network.

Institut Frieden und Demokratie (IFD) is an institute at the Open University of Hagen. It offers peace research study programs and has special expertise in publishing textbooks.
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU): The IPU is the international organization of Parliaments of sovereign States. It was established in 1889. The Union is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and co-operation among peoples and for the firm establishment of representative democracy. The IPU supports the efforts of the United Nations, whose objectives it shares, and works in close co-operation with it. It also co-operates with regional inter-parliamentary organizations, as well as with international intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations which are motivated by the same ideals.



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