Antje HERRBERG

Antje Herrberg (DE) is a mediator, trainer and peace coach. She is the co-founder and CEO of mediatEUr, the European Forum for International Mediation and Dialogue in Brussels. In her leadership function she facilitates and designs key processes in this field. In 2013 she was a senior process design expert of the Mediation Standby Team of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs and she is a member of its roster since 2011. She acquired her mediation and training expertise in the EU, Eastern Europe, Southern Africa and South-East and South Asia. In addition to working closely on EU policy and capacity building programmes since 2005, she acted as an EU advisor on conflict transformation to the Georgian State Ministry for Reintegration (2010-12). From 2004-2010, she was Director for Mediation and Dialogue of the Crisis Management Initiative where she was also Chief Facilitation Advisor to the Aceh follow up peace process for Nobel Peace Laureate Martti Ahtisaari. She created the Black Sea Peacebuilding Network on conflict resolution with civil society, was Project Director for African Union capacity building on mediation, and the President of the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO). She actively contributed to the creation of the EU mediation concept in 2009, which set the scene for EU practice in peace mediation and designed and created a process that led to setting up the European Institute of Peace.  From 2000-2004, she was the Regional Director for Europe at the EastWest Institute, working on trilateral cooperation between Russia, the US and the EU, and on cross-border cooperation in the Balkans and North-West Russia. Prior to that she was a researcher, lecturer, private sector consultant, and since university a peace activist. She sits on the board of Interpeace Europe. Antje Herrberg holds an MA in Mediation from the European University Viadrina, Germany, an M.Econ.Sci in European Economic and Public Affairs from University College Dublin, Ireland, and a PhD in International Relations and Intercultural Communications from Aalborg University, Denmark.