In contexts where official channels are insufficient or blocked, CITpax facilitates the transformation of conflicts by establishing contacts and dialogue to generate confidence among the parties involved, to build bridges between their positions, unblock communication paths, find alternatives to conflicts, and thus make concrete proposals that may contribute to peace-building processes.
To achieve these ends, CITpax works with non-official actors with leverage and the capacity to influence decision-makers (Second Track Diplomacy), as well as with different sectors of civil society and other stakeholders, including local communities and minorities organisations. The objective of CITpax mediation activities is to move towards official levels of negotiations with solid proposals in order to have an impact on decisions taken at that level.
In order to contribute to the improvement of mediation capacities, as well as to the prevention, transformation and resolution of conflicts, and so as to enrich positions and actions of the parties in conflict and those of the international community towards peace-building processes, CITpax works in cooperation with governments and public institutions as well as with civil society organisations.
In these processes, CITpax provides action-oriented analytical papers, organises workshops and conferences about public policies related to crisis management and peace-building, enhances the exchange of experiences and lessons learned, launches specialised training activities and encourages the creation of cooperative networks with similar organisations.