Toledo International Centre for Peace
MEDIATION IN ACTION
The Toledo International Centre for Peace (CITpax) is an independent, non-profit Spanish foundation, geared toward contributing to the prevention and resolution of conflicts, the management of crises and the consolidation of peace within a framework of respect and promotion of basic human rights and democratic values. In addition, CITpax aims to bring an end to violence or preventing it from taking place, and recognises that the search for lasting peace involves the implementation of actions concerned with social change, development and the strengthening of institutions.
Therefore, CITpax seeks to solve national and international conflicts through mediation, and the facilitation and elaboration of bridging-proposals. It employs second track diplomacy, also known as parallel diplomacy, which turns to civil society actors who have the capacity to influence decision-makers.
CITpax is a singular and unique institution in Spain. It is more than a traditional think tank, because its activities are not limited to diagnosis and research, but are also action-oriented - action tank – thus aiming to modify the reality of conflicts by seeking to achieve peace.
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