Welcome to the European Institute for Community-based Conflict Resolution

The GBKL-CBCR European Institute for Community-based Conflict Resolution sets itself the task of empowering people and communities to deal with conflicts of all kinds in a discursive, peaceful and constructive manner. In doing so, individuals or groups are enabled to seek creative ways of building and enhancing community, where they live, work, learn or feel they belong.

Conflict-resolving processes, for instance, mediation, small group processes or CBCR Dialogue, are developed for and applied in diverse social settings.

What is CBCR?

CBCR empowers people to take responsibility for the solution of conflicts in interpersonal and social contexts, and to take action. In this regard, CBCR is a radical project of community integration and development.

CBCR processes promote the creation or further development of lively communities and the differentiated perception of both the diversity and uniqueness of identities, whether of individuals or of groups.


Der Ursprung aller Konflikte zwischen mir und meinen Mitmenschen ist, daß ich nicht sage, was ich meine, und daß ich nicht tue, was ich sage.
Martin Buber