Organization

Mission and vision

Our main working fields are civic education and civil conflict management. Through our projects we aim to promote a critical transnational democratic culture, in which different groups can engage in constructive dialogue to solve conflicts.

Our Goals

Through our work we pursue our aims of promoting international and intercultural understanding, tolerance and democratic values in the European Union and also in conflict affected regions. We aim to support a culture of non-violent conflict management.

Our activities promote 1) tolerance and dialogue, 2) an increased understanding of politics and 3) the creation of international networks.

Our work is mainly focused on the development of a strong, active civil society, that becomes enabled to effectively contribute to a non-violent way of conflict-management.

Our Vision

Peacebuilding is a very complex task and there is no universal plan on how to reach this ambitious goal. Therefore it is important to be sensitive and flexible in order to react to and adjust the activities to people's concrete needs.

In order to reach our goals we choose long-term approach. The social and political change we work toward is a permanent challenge and requires the committment of many key actors. We want to contribute to the establishment of robust networks among actors of change, across borders and across sectors.

Our initial entry point is the work with local actors to empower and connect them with others, thus equipping our partners on the ground with the skills they need to create the change they strive for.

Our Approach

Our activities target mainly young civil society activists interested in experience-based learning. With the use of simulation games enriched by role-play elements, CRISP fosters a self-organizing, holistic and highly hands-on learning culture.

The method of simulation gaming is suitable for gaining abetter understanding of complex issues. At the same time the method offers enough freedom for the participants to develop alternative approaches. We work to implement the method of simulation gaming in different activities of peacebuilding and democratic development.

CRISP also acts as a platform for other projects, supporting the ideas and approaches of our partners and members, as well as taking opportunities to create new project proposals.

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Team

The operative part of CRISP is ran by an international, steadily growing team, that is highly committed. The permanent staff consists of the Executive Directors, Project Coordinators, Trainees, European Volunteers and our Accountant. Furthermore we offer three month internships and also cooperate closely with external trainers.

All in all we are an experienced team that possesses different skills, qualifications and regional expertises, what gives us the possibilities to adopt to many different needs and requests.

Frederick Broers
Project Coordinator
Florian Dunkel
Founder & Director
Nada El Atreby
European Volunteer
Marcelo Gerlach
Trainee - Climate Change
Nadine Fahmy
Project Coordinator
Dina Farid
Trainee – Middle East/ Northern Africa
Elena Fiedler
Trainee
Anastasiia Halyko
Project Coordinator
Jan Lucas
Project Coordinator
Andreas Muckenfuß
Founder & Director
Daria Oliinyk
European Volunteer

Profil

Kateryna Pavlova
Project Coordinator
Mohamed Najib Rahmi
Trainee - African Countries
Annette Reinecke
Accounting
Nicolás Soto
Trainee - Latin America
Oliver Wiechmann
Project Coordinator

Network

Partners

CRISP cooperates with congenial organizations, which also stand up for peaceful conflict management. We also cooperate with educational institutions, where the simulation game method can be also utilized.

In our work we always look for a close cooperation between partners. At this point, we make great efforts to orient our projects to local needs and to develop them in a wider context and in longer-term perspectives.

For this, we integrate our partners in the procedures of project objectives formulation, determination and selection of target groups, and project evaluation. Through such cooperation at eye-level, we can improve feedback as well as the effectiveness of our results.

Thus, we always try to improve the sustainability of our work and we are close to the local development processes. At present we still work together with our first partners. At the same time, we continuously and actively seek to broaden our network.

Donors

Project funding

For the implementation of our projects we aim for close cooperation with donor organizations. Until today we have successfully copperated with the following donors:

Service Provision

Besides the implementation of our own projects in cooperation with donors, we also provide services such as simulation game development, curriculum-design, workshop-implementation and developing new innnovtaive playful learning methods. in the past we have been successfully working together with the following organizations:

Support us and become a sustaining member!

CRISP does not receive any institutional funding. We finance our work exclusively through project-grants,  for which we have to apply and which allow us to implement projects.

However these funds do not permit us to carry out much needed investments in our infrastructure [desks, chairs, etc.] or technical equipment [computers, cameras, etc.] and so we are constantly facing a financial tour de force! 

In order to achieve our ambitious goals, we require your help! To improve our working environment and in order to help us realize our goals, CRISP kindly requests your support!

However, the most efficient way to support CRISP and its work is by becoming a sustaining member. To do so, fill in this Membership Application and send it to us by post or as a scanned version via Email. Thank you for the confidence placed in us.

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Eastern Partnership (2018)

Peace Practice

Theory and Practice of Peacebuilding Initiatives in Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia.

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Surveys

Perceptions of Youth towards community participation

Worum geht es in der Publikation? Kurze Einleitung in wenigen Zeilen

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Amman, December 2019

Jordan Youth Vision 2030

This document was developed within the framework of the project “Jordan Youth Vision 2030” which was jointly designed and implemented by CRISP, Center for Development Services (CDS) and Motive.

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Manual

Problem Anaylysis methods for women focused project design

The intent of this manual is to give civil society actors, based or working in rural areas, a guide to methods of problem analysis, which can be used to gain infor - mation about the social, economic and political challenges and needs of women and other marginalized groups.

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Annual Report 2019
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