The conflict management and mediation project is one of the core projects at ISDP and has been in place since its creation. The main aim is to develop today's existing methods, and instruments for conflict management and prevention but also to transfer knowledge in forms of teaching and workshops. The project aims at increasing the confidence in- and understanding of conflict management and conflict prevention in the military establishment, political elite, and research community. Research projects have been established with primarily policy institutions all around Asia.
This project puts a large emphasis on the implementation of our practical findings. Since the project bridges the gap between policy and practitioners, it allows for a continuous implementation and testing of the relevant practical findings. In other words, the models of conflict management and prevention are developed for the real-world in a real-world context. To make this possible the research and training has been done in cooperation with a large variety of partner institutions all over Asia and the Caucasus.
This project is funded by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. From 2006 onwards, a specific project on the South Caucasus has been funded by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs with additional funding from the Folke Bernadotte Academy.