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The ACP cooperates with a number of internationally renowned institutes, universities, think tanks, international governmental and non-governmental organizations in the fields of research, education/training and conflict transformation. It has a unique global network of academics and practitioners, many of them also ACP alumni, which enables a lively exchange between research and practice.

Institutionally formalized cooperations, which go beyond project-related cooperation, exist as follows:

Conflict-Peace-Democracy Cluster (CPDC)

In order to guarantee the integration into university structures, the ACP is part of the "Conflict- Peace-Democracy Cluster (CPDC)". Within the framework of CPDC, the ACP, the Democracy Center Vienna and the Institute for Conflict Research cooperate with the Karl-Franzens-University Graz.

The activities of the Cluster are mainly oriented towards regions and topics that are of particular relevance to Austria and the EU. The cluster partners contribute their specific academic, social and practical competences and experiences to this cooperation.

The cluster seeks to bundle the expertise available in Austria in the thematic areas of conflict, peace and democracy and aims to contribute to a peaceful, non-violent and non-discriminatory development of society in a comprehensive sense in and outside of Austria, based on science, theory and practice, and generally to increase the social visibility of its goals and activities.

The Cluster, created in 2011 upon the initiative of the Federal Ministry of Science and Research, was first placed within the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Research and Education (iff) of the Alpen-Adria-University of Klagenfurt until 2013. Since 2014, the Cluster has been administered and coordinated by the Faculty of Law at the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz.

The Cluster runs the Conflict-Peace-Democracy Policy Blog (CPD Policy Blog) and thus tries to build a bridge between research and politics.