4change is a non-profit association whose focus is developing training and research for individuals and organisations working in transitional and post-conflict environments. The association has six permanent members and relies upon a wide network of experts that are recruited on an ad-hoc basis according to the needs and competencies required by specific projects. Training and research expertise has been refined among others in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Liberia, Rwanda.

4change provides the organisational and administrative framework to the Rugiagli Initiative (tRI), a newly formed network of physicians, practitioners and diplomats whose goal is the prevention and abatement of violence in conflicts through working directly with local (in-country) physicians.

Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Österreichs Landesverband Steiermark (ASB)

Samaritan Austria State of Styria HQ, is a humanitarian NGO and a NPO as well. We are covering all activities of Samaritan in Styria: from ambulance service with a fleet of 15 street ambulances, a civil protection department with an Emergency Response Team for national and international missions, seven nursing homes with more than 400 clients.

Another task is to develop humanitarian assistance projects in the Balkan’s with EU candidate and enlargement countries. We are currently working on several humanitarian aid projects with organisations in countries in Middle and South East Europe.  

Our services cover also a training centre in the capital Graz. Samaritan Austria State of Styria is responsible for training and education of medics and disaster relief personnel in its own training facilities. To increase quality of personnel there are multinational activities like common exercises and courses with other organizations.


The Case Centre

The Case Centre is a not-for-profit educational charity dedicated to supporting the growth, acceptance and understanding of the case method (case based learning or CBL) in management education.  We were formed in 1973 by a consortium of UK and Irish business schools concerned to increase the understanding of the case method (then relatively unknown in the region). We now have approximately 600 member institutions in over 80 countries and deliver a professional development workshops programme enhancing faculty skills in writing and teaching with cases.  We also distribute the world’s largest and most diverse collection of cases and supporting materials to business schools around the world.  Our collection holds more than 80,000 items of which approximately 48,000 are cases, a high proportion of which include elements of video and other media. We also deliver a case accessibility programme geared to support the growth of case based learning in business schools in developing territories by making cases and training easily accessible and affordable. Our journal The Case centre Connect is published online six times a year, each edition reaching 28,000 subscribers worldwide.


Centre for Communication, Information, Education - Nuremberg Clinic

Centre for Communication, Information, Education - Nuremberg Clinic The Nuremberg Clinic is one of the largest municipal hospitals in Europe with 5.500 employees. The Nuremberg Clinic is also known for its long tradition in educating health care professionals from many other clinics and health care institutions within Germany. Since 2003 its Center for Communication, Information and Education (Cekib) became Germany's leading long-distance-learning-center for health care professionals, attracting even participants from Austria and Switzerland. Every year more than 4.000 participants sign in for medical and nursing courses. The Center has 42 staff members, and has been certificated for its quality-management in 2006 with yearly re-audits in quality control. In October 2007 Cekib started nationwide cooperations with other clinics in long-distance-learning. www.cekib.de

Centre for Conflict Resolution

The Centre for Conflict Resolution at the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, has for more than a decade been at the forefront of developing new ideas about conflict resolution, mediation, peacekeeping and peace building. It has developed an international reputation for the practical application of these ideas in war zones and communities torn by conflicts, most notably in Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Sri Lanka. This has involved working with warring parties, government agencies, NGOs, regional and international organisations, together with the civilian communities caught up in these conflicts. Staff regularly undertake consultancies for international organisations, teach and train at universities and other academic centres in various parts of the world, and engage in applied research. www.brad.ac.uk/acad/confres/

Centre for International Health (CIH) - University of Bergen

The Centre for International Health (CIH) - University of Bergen was established in 1988 as a strategic department for development related research, education and leadership development on Global Health issues. CIH has a particular obligation to initiate, co-ordinate and conduct research and capacity building of importance for the collaboration between the UiB and low-income countries in the field of health. www.uib.no/cih/en/

Coalition for Work with Psychotrauma and Peace (CWWPP)

The mandate of the Coalition for Work with Psychotrauma and Peace (CWWPP) is the empowerment of people in transitional countries during or after armed conflict to take control of their own lives, particularly at grassroots level.  The CWWPP was formed in 1994 and was registered as a non-profit non-governmental organization in The Netherlands (Groningen Office, Winschoten Sub-Office of the Chamber of Commerce) in 1997. From our regional headquarter in Vukovar, and Doboj we work on issues of psychological trauma, non-violent conflict resolution, reconciliation and civil society. The organization has consultative status with the UN (ECOSOC). We are closely associated with InterChange, which, aside from the CWWPP, has groups in Toronto, Uganda, Kenya, and several other African countries.  It is associated with the Center for Transitional Learning of the University of Toronto.

We are a member of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, the Peace and Collaborative Development Network and others. We have partnership with The School of International Relations, of University St. Andrews.

County Governor in Troms

The County Governor in Troms is the chief representative of King and Government in Troms County, and works for the implementation of Storting (Parliament) and central government decisions. Experts from the County Governor’s office supervise local activities, advise and instruct – with due respect to the political judgement of the local government.
The health department of the County Governor's office has 15 staff members who advise on health services and health standards for national, regional and local authorities, health personnel and citizens. The office bases its recommendations on relevant laws, inspection of health services and health personnel, health statistics and knowledge of good practice. The department has profound experiences in supervision, guidance and quality control of the health services. It also organizes and facilitates training seminars and conferences. www.fmtr.no

The Croatian Medical Journal (CMJ)

The Croatian Medical Journal (CMJ) has taken an active interest in issues of war prevention and peace building from its inception, which coincided with the 1991-1995 war in Croatia. As a journal with a long-standing mission to "bridge the gap" between the world of mainstream science and the so-called scientific periphery, CMJ is able to approach and engage health researchers and practitioners from developing and transitional countries. www.cmj.hr

The Finnish Psychologists for Social Responsibility (FiPSR)

The Finnish Psychologists for Social Responsibility (FiPSR) was founded in 1982 and is one partner in the International Network of Psychologists for Social Responsibility (INPsySR). The aim of FiPSR is to promote the universal right to mental and social well-being of all people and encourage people of all professions to work for this aim.

FiPSR operates through different projects and task forces. Currently there are three local activity groups of FiPSR working in the capital area, Jyväskylä and Tampere. The Story Bridge -network is a project creating contacts between children in different countries. FiPSR currently runs projects in Libanon, in Palestinian territories and in Namibia in cooperation with local NGOs. www.vastuu.fi

Global Doctors (GL)

Global Doctors (GL) is a NGO of Danish health professionals concerned with global health issues. As voluntary organization we have no permanent staff members, but a representative board and highly engaged membership. We are experienced in producing, reviewing and quality control of scientific publications, and can use our broad network for dissemination and lobbying. We have competence in teaching, networking, media work and the organization of seminars and conferences. www.global-doctors.org

The Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT)

The Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), established in 1990, is a non governmental and non-profit organization providing treatment and rehabilitation services for torture survivors and documenting human rights violations in Turkey. The HRFT grew out of the necessity to further promote prevention of torture in Turkey where grave human rights violations left thousands of people tortured and traumatized. The HRFT has also been working on man-made trauma for several years. www.tihv.org.tr

Institut za varovanje zdravja Republike Slovenije

Institut za varovanje zdravja Republike Slovenije - The Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia, established by the government in 1992, and by nine regional Institutes of Public Health represent the mainstay of preventive health care in Slovenia. The Institute’s major fields of activity include: social medicine, hygiene, environmental health, epidemiology of infectious diseases, public health laboratory services, health information systems, mental health and health promotion. It develops and implements preventive programmes and projects in order to influence life style and other health-related factors. It prepares brochures and organises training for different target groups such as teachers, medical staff, parents, school-age children and adolescents. It conducts various surveys concerning the behaviour which affects people s health. http://www.ivz.si/

International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organisations (IFHHRO)

The International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organisations (IFHHRO) is an umbrella for organisations linking health and medical work to human rights. The objectives of the Federation are the protection and promotion of health related human rights (including the Right to Health), the mobilisation of medical expertise in the investigation of human rights violations, and the protection of health workers seeking the promotion of human rights. The Federation pursues these goals by means of international cooperation of the affiliated and observer organisations, by advocacy, fact-finding missions, research and publications, education and special projects, such as the International Forensic Program, the International Landmine Campaign, the project for the promotion of the appointment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the Independance and Integrity of the Health Professionals, projects on Prison Health, on Medical Neutrality and on Human Rights Education. www.ifhhro.org

IPPNW Germany

IPPNW Germany organizes over 7.000 members in the health professions in Germany. For this membership and a wider public we offer seminars, workshops and conferences on issues like medical ethics, the health consequences of political and social structures, and a culture of peace.
Since our founding as an International organization and with our German affiliate we work in particular on issues concerning disarmament and the prevention of war and other forms of violence. Another important topic for us is the situation of refugees and asylum-seekers, often from countries at war.
IPPNW-Germany carries out IPPNW office function for whole Europe. www.ippnw.de

Johannes Wier Foundation (JWS)

The Johannes Wier Foundation (JWS) is a Dutch human rights organisation from health professionals and for health professionals. JWS works for the protection and promotion of health related human rights, the mobilisation of medical expertise at one hand in the investigation and monitoring of human rights violations at the other hand in the protection of health professionals working in (potential and/or high) risk situations or areas.
The backbone of JWS are working groups with special expertise in forensic medicine and violation of human rights, in domestic violence/child abuse, in human rights education for health professionals etc.
JWS is organising and developing seminars and training-programs for medical students, physicians, nurses and other health professionals and health organisations in and outside the Netherlands. www.johannes-wier.nl

Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine (NST)

The Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine (NST) is a research and development centre that aims to gather, produce and provide knowledge about telemedicine and ehealth both nationally and internationally. In 2002 the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the NST as its first Collaborating Centre for Telemedicine.
The NST has organised distance education using videoconferencing since 1994, and has considerable experience also in developing Web-based learning services.www.telemed.no

Norwegian Medical Association

The Norwegian Medical Association organises 95% of doctors working in Norway and functions both as a union and as a professional organisation with scientific societies.
The Committee of Human Rights is appointed by the central board with a mandate to engage in the relationship between human rights and medical practices.
Skills, knowledge, expertise and experience of the organisation in relation to the project: Reconciliation and dialogue, Medical ethics and human rights in education, Psychosocial rehabilitation of the traumatised patient, Educational programmes on psychiatry and human rights, Prison and health, E-learning programmes for doctors at risk (http://lupin-nma-net), Health care for asylum seekers. www.legeforeningen.no

NVMP Gezondheidszorg en Vredesvraagstukken

NVMP Gezondheidszorg en Vredesvraagstukken is a non-governmental organization, established in 1969, and since 1980 an affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. The NVMP has a central office with one fulltime coordinator, is co-organizer of two symposia related to Medical peace work every year, and publishes a News Letter four times a year on issues related to war, conflicts and health.
The NVMP has several working groups, two are on Peace Education and on Conflict Prevention. Since about 12 years NVMP is offering an elective course on ‘War, conflicts and health’ in the VU University Medical Center (VUMC) attracting 20 – 40 students each year. NVMP is currently working on the implementation of Global Health issues into all medical curricula of the eight medical faculties in the Netherlands. www.nvmp.org


Medact is a registered charity with a health professional membership (1125) and a staff of 6 (4 part time) formed in 1992 from the merger of the Medical Campaign against Nuclear Weapons and the Medical Campaign against War. Medact is dedicated to challenging barriers to health from violent conflict, poverty and environmental change; our advocacy and campaigning are carried out from a firm evidence base of research and health information. Medact has experience in curriculum development in health and conflict and global health, and has been involved in student and postgraduate training. We also have a long history of peace-related advocacy regarding the health consequences of different types of weapons and warfare. Medact is part of a number of networks including the Peace and Security Liaison Group here in UK and is the UK affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. www.medact.org

Missionsärztliches Institut Würzburg (MIW)

The Medical Mission Institute Würzburg is an organisation of Christian health experts engaged in sustainable health work in the One World. The improvement of health conditions particularly of disadvantaged people and population groups is our priority. Charity and professional competence form the basis of our health work. We cooperate with partners of Church development cooperation, Church-based health services in countries of the South, and other civil society organisations. In addition, the Medical Mission Institute works with different institutions of German bilateral and multilateral development cooperation.

Our team consists of experts with relevant scientific education and mostly long-term experience in different subject areas, regions, and institutional connections. We are involved in education and training in the Institute and the adjoint hospital, in advisory and teaching capacity in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Oceania as well as voluntary work with professional quality and in solidarity. We also have longstanding experience in teaching and training of European health professionals on all levels (undergraduate/postgraduate students as well as experienced professionals) in preparation for working overseas.

Norske leger mot atomvapen (NLA)

NLA is a Norwegian medical peace organization for physicians and medical students with about 1.000 members. It is working specifically for nuclear disarmament and the prevention of nuclear war, and is also involved in general issues of peace, disarmament, human rights and healthy environment. It is the Norwegian affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which in 1985 received the Nobel Peace Prize for its educational work about the medical effects of nuclear war.

NLA has a special expertise in the medical and humanitarian consequences of radiation and of the production, testing, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons. NLA’s core functions are in research and knowledge dissemination, health diplomacy and advocacy work, as well as in social mobilization and public education. 

NLA is the driving force behind the Norwegian office of the International Campaign for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (ICAN) and the humanitarian track in nuclear disarmament work.  NLA’s core functions represent several core operations in Medical Peace Work, which can be exploited for the development of relevant learning cases. NLA and its student organization MedFred have in the last 15 years worked on bringing peace and disarmament issues into the medical curriculum of all four medical schools of Norway.

University College London (UCL)

The University College London (UCL) is a large multidisciplinary university founded to end discrimination on grounds of gender and religion, and was the first university to be established in England after Oxford and Cambridge. It is now one of the UK s most prestigious higher education establishments and was recently named UK University of the year by the British newspaper the Sunday Times. UCL has a undergraduate teaching centre - Centre for International Health & Development, CIHD (formerly IHMEC) - dedicated to providing students with understanding and knowledge of international health, which includes such topics as poverty, inequality, access to medicines, human rights and trade, and their relationship to health. CIHD has a wealth of knowledge of international health issues, and experience of teaching to students from across the UK and beyond. It is heavily involved in promotion of international health and related topics in the undergraduate medical curriculum, with a large number of contacts in the field. www.ich.ucl.ac.uk/ich/academicunits/cihd/Homepage

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf Department of Child and Adolesent Psychiatry and Psycotherapy www.uke.de

University of Tromsø (UiT)

The University of Tromsø (UiT) is the world’s northernmost university established 40 years ago with the focus on medical education. In 2002 UiT established both the national Centre for Peace Studies and the Centre for International Health (SIH). This combination of the peace and health fields enabled the creation and teaching of expertise in Medical peace work. In February 2005 UiT conducted the world’s first elective course in ‘Peace, Health and Medical Work’. Refering to financial cutdowns at the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty Board decided to close down the Centre in August 2008. www.sih.uit.no


Medical Peace Work Partnermeeting Bergen (Norway) 2015

Medical Peace Work Partnermeeting Würzburg (Germany) 2014

Medical Peace Work Workshop Nairobi (Kenia) 2014

Medical Peace Work Partnermeeting Nürnberg (Germany) 2013

Medical Peace Work Partnermeeting Erlangen (Germany) 2011

Medical Peace Work Partnermeeting Kopenhagen (Denmark) 2010

Medical Peace Work Partnermeeting Annecy (France) 2008
Visit at WHO Geneva