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The ViAPACS Program

ViAPACS – Viadrina Applied Peace and Conflict Studies is a condensed study and training program that complements the Bachelor's, Master's and PhD degrees at European University Viadrina.

It offers an additional qualification for areas of politics, society, culture, science, law or business in which conflicts between different perspectives, interests and values are part of everyday work. In particular, the program qualifies for the fields of diplomacy and peacebuilding, international cooperation, politics and administration, social dialogue and cultural work.

The ViAPACS combines the theoretical approach of peace and conflict studies with a hands-on training in conflict resolution and decision making. It provides key concepts and skills for dealing professionally with conflicts in work and private settings alike.

The program is free of charge, taught in English and offered exclusively to students enrolled at Viadrina.

Whatever you study at Viadrina, you can combine it with the ViAPACS: for example, Cultural and Social Studies + ViAPACS, Recht und Politik + ViAPACS, Law + ViAPACS or Business Administration + ViAPACS etc.

Do you want to join the program? The application deadline for our first cycle just passed. If the program is evaluated positively, we will offer it on a yearly basis and you may apply November 2023. Here is how!