The CPDC seeks to bundle the competence existing in Austria in the areas of conflict, peace & democracy. The CPD Cluster thus contributes to the peaceful, non-violent and non-discriminatory development of society from the point of view of science, theory and practice.
Since the beginning of 2016, the Conflict, Peace and Democracy Cluster (CPDC) has been located at the Faculty of Law of the Karl-Franzens University in Graz. In the CPD Cluster, the non-university institutions Demokratiezentrum Wien, Institut für Konfliktforschung and the Österreichisches Studienzentrum für Frieden und Konfliktlösung cooperate with the University of Graz. The CPDC seeks to bundle the competence existing in Austria in the areas of conflict, peace and democracy.
The aim of the CPDC is to contribute to the peaceful, non-violent and non-discriminatory development of society in a comprehensive sense in and outside Austria, and to increase the social visibility of its goals and activities in general.
The CPDC, thus creates an institution dedicated to approaching these fields of research, teaching and training as well as the practical implementation of research results on an international level. The activities of the cluster are mainly geared towards regions and topics of particular relevance to Austria and the EU. In this cooperation, the cluster partners contribute their specific scientific, social and practical skills and experience.
The CPDC’s partners will be increasingly involved in competing for research funding both nationally and internationally and will strive to ensure the ongoing academic qualification of the staff.