Public Mediation Programme

Conflicts are a regular part of public life in a democracy. The Public Mediation Program (PMP) at the University of Amsterdam provides a platform to explore public controversies and to develop a practical repertoire for handling conflicts. It links research and practice in a shared effort to understand the challenges that conflict presents to those responsible for and affected by public problems. PMP aims to contribute to the development of practices that can help manage the risks and take advantage of the opportunities that public conflicts provide.