Conference programme

Conference languages: German and English

International responsibility in refugee situations:
Prevention – regional stability – peace work

A detailed programme can be downloaded here

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

10.30 hrs Registration
11.00 hrs Welcome
Session I
International responsibility in view of mass
refugee displacement through conflicts
11.15 hrs Keynotes
followed by Plenary discussion
13.00 hrs Lunch break
Session II
Prevention instead of intervention –
dealing with the structural causes for displacement
14.15 hrs Inputs
followed by Plenary discussion
16.15 hrs Coffee break
Session III
Supporting and stabilising countries
receiving refugees in crisis regions
16.45 hrs Inputs
followed by Plenary discussion


19.00 hrs Reception at Town Hall Berlin

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Session IV
Practical peace work –
sensitivity to conflicts when accompanying refugees
10.00 hrs Inputs
followed by Plenary discussion
12.00 hrs Coffee break
Session V
An integrated approach to international
refugee policy in situations of crisis and conflict
12.45 hrs Inputs
followed by Plenary discussion
14.15 hrs Closing remarks by the organisers

How to defend digital rights?


Internet freedom is threatened in many states by restrictions to net neutrality or by governments shutting down internet applications. But there are rays of hope. In different world regions, civil society is mobilizing to protect net neutrality. sef: discussed activists’ experiences from different world regions with ´Gbenga Sesan from Nigeria and Thomas Lohninger from Austria during a roundtable talk at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.

Read the most important results of the discussion in our short report

:further info here

sef: insights 5-6|2018


How can local media contribute to peaceful societies? Rev Geraldine Fobang from Cameroon and Dr William Tayeebwa from Uganda explain the challenges and chances for peace journalism in armed conflicts at the Berlin Summer Dialogue.

Read the interviews as sef: insights or watch them as video!

:further info here