Using Mediation at Protests and Demonstrations


Online discussion and skill-sharing session

Centre for Good Relations promotes the use of ‘civic mediation’ across Scotland and beyond. We seek constructive ways through societal challenges, looking to build relationships which can help bring about effective change, and working to transform conflict so as to achieve long-term positive outcomes. 

With partner organisations, we ran the Keeping Our Cool initiative at COP26 in Glasgow in November 2022. This developed our understanding of how mediation can help at protests and demonstrations – and our awareness that such approaches might be increasingly needed.

Our session combines the learning from Keeping Our Cool with inputs on crowd dynamics, consideration of different forms of campaigning and protests, and discussion on how civic mediation approaches can be applied in the context of live protests and demonstrations.

Who should attend?

  • Mediators and facilitators who would like to develop existing skills and use new approaches outwith the ‘traditional’ toolbox
  • People working on relevant policy areas
  • Those who help manage and facilitate marches and parades
  • Campaigners who help organise protests and demonstrations
  • Anyone interested in working with others on the possibility of using civic mediation as an approach to transform conflict in our society.

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Please contact Mike Waite at Centre for Good Relations

Email:  Telephone: 07799 614707