The action is being implemented in the framework of Neukölln´s neighbourhood programme in partnership with the Berlin Center for Integrative Mediation (CSSP). The project is aimed at preventing conflicts between inhabitants of refugee accommodation and local residents.
Qualified trainers for conflict mediation firstly address the inhabitants of the accommodation in order to find out about their concerns, interests and requests for information. NGOs and the local neighbourhood management team are involved. Afterwards, roundtable discussions are organised between refugees and local residents. As a result, at least five participants are chosen to receive training as conflict mediators.
This training is provided by CSSP who has international experience in conflict mediation. The action helps to identify possible conflicts, reduce prejudices, prevent escalation and establish sustainable communication structures. Furthermore, it provides refugees and local residents with qualifications, thereby opening up new professional perspectives.
The project is financed by the district office of Berlin-Neukölln through the funds of the Masterplan of Integration and Security. It will be evaluated by CSSP.