European Centre for Common Ground
The European Centre for Common Ground (ECCG) is a not-for-profit, non governmental organisation (NGO) that operates in the field of conflict prevention and resolution, by which we intend the pursuit of peaceful methods of dialogue and negotiation to curb present or potential violent/non violent conflicts. ECCG has been working in conflict prevention and conflict resolution since 1995. It uses both classic methods of conflict resolution such as facilitation and mediation as well as innovative such as radio soap opera, T.V. shows, etc.
Our Brussels headquarters today houses an international, multiethnic staff of twelve, and several hundred people are associated with our programmes in: Greece, Turkey and Cyprus; Western and Central Africa; the Balkans; Ukraine; North Africa and the Middle East;
We work in close collaboration with European Institutions, EU member states' governments, the United Nations, and local and international NGOs in order to introduce techniques of peaceful conflict resolution in areas of extreme tension. We collaborate as co-equal partners with Search for Common Ground, an NGO based in Washington, D.C.