TraCe Policy Briefs

Policy Brief No. 2

A central element of the Colombian peace process with the FARC-EP guerrillas is the collective re­integration of former combatants in specially designated “Territorial Spaces for Training and Re­incorporation.” A survey conducted in seven rural municipalities suggests that this re­integration process has led to a significant re­duction in the perceived social dis­tance and mistrust among the local popu­lation, contributing to the reconstruction of the social fabric. However, these successes are li­mited and, given the on­going violence in marginalized regions of Colombia, are at grave risk in several cases.


Barrios Sabogal, Laura Camila/López Álvarez, Santiago/Wollf, Jonas (2023): Reintegration through Local Interactions: The Colombian Peace Process from the Perspective of Rural Communities TraCe Policy Brief No. 2, 08.11.2023, DOI: 10.48809/PRIFTraCePB2302.

Policy Brief No. 1

The murder of nine people with migrant biographies in an attack in Hanau on 19 February 2020 was yet another act of racist vio­lence perpetrated by right-wing extremists in Germany. What role does con­temporary racist violence play in the collective memory? Debates on making Germany’s remem­brance culture more inclusive have so far mostly focu­sed on the way it confronts the country’s Nazi past and historical res­ponsibility in today’s post­migrant society. As we remember the victims of the Hanau attack, it becomes all the more evi­dent that an inclusive remembrance culture is needed to address the con­tinuities of far-right violence.

Mannitz, Sabine/Scheu, Lea Deborah/Stephanblome, Isabelle (2023): Three Years Since Hanau: How Inclusive is Germany's Contemporary Remembrance Culture? TraCe Policy Brief No. 1, 21.3.2023, DOI: 10.48809/PRIFTraCePB2301.