CPD Policy Blog

The CPD Policy Blog is set up as a joint project between Shabka, the University of Graz, and the Austrian Conflict, Peace, and Democracy Cluster. It creates a bridge between peace research and politics. The project aims at connecting the dots between academia and policy. That way it contributes to social progress. It enables sustainable politics. It thinks ahead.


The CPD Policy Blog creates a bridge between science and politics, thus relating the enlightening potential of science to the field of political practice


The CPD Policy Blog is a project of the Austrian Conflict, Peace and Democracy Cluster (CPDC) and is supported by the University of Graz, IKF, Demokratiezentrum Wien, ASPR, ZFF as well as Shabka.


Peace and conflict research deals with violence and violent conflicts in the broadest sense. It thus seeks to formulate strategies to overcome these forms of violence in the short, medium and long term.

CPD Cluster

The CPD Cluster 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.