Welcome at the HIIK
The Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK) is an independent and interdisciplinary registered association located at the Department of Political Science at the University of Heidelberg.
Since 1991 the HIIK has been committed to the distribution of knowledge about the emergence, course and settlement of interstate and intrastate political conflicts.
The Conflict Barometer is published annually and contains the current research result. Furthermore, the HIIK is updating and maintaining the conflict database CONIS.
Fundraising Campaign 2013
Contact: Simon Ullrich, Member of the Board of Directors,
Laura Schelenz, Head of the Working Group "Americas"
We are motivated to distribute knowledge about the emergence and development of conflicts worldwide and for free. We want to ensure that conflicts lying outside of the media interest are not forgotten. Political conflicts, especially those that are carried out violently, represent a global phenomenon. The first step of conflict resolution is an extensive and scholarly documentation.
That is what we do – on a voluntary basis!
The HIIK would like to improve its program for the readers of the annual Conflict Barometer and implement long-planned innovations. In particular, this includes the following points:
- improving the editing process;
- making working processes easier for our staff;
- creating more time to concentrate on an extension of our program;
- improving the quality of our publication;
- developing an interactive visualization of our research results in the form of maps;
- publishing the Conflict Barometer earlier.
Our goal is to raise EUR 32,000 / USD 43,330
To achieve the above-mentioned goals, the HIIK would like to hire an IT firm. After receiving and comparing different offers, we estimate the finances we need to raise at approx. 32,000 Euros/43,330 USD. Our Fundraising Campaign 2013, the first of its kind in the history of the HIIK, runs from October 1 until December 31, 2013. To realize the campaign, the HIIK relies on the commitment of its staff as well as on local companies which support the print of information material. The HIIK provides a budget of 200 Euros for the campaign. Furthermore, we hope that our Fundraising Campaign 2013 will increase the HIIK's popularity and find new long-term supporters for our institute.
Would you like to know more about our campaign? We have put together all the information in one comprehensive document for you.
Donors will receive high recognition!
We are grateful for every contribution. To honor our supporters, we would like to name donors on our website –; if wanted. Donors giving more than 50 Euros will be mentioned in our Conflict Barometer in the context of the Fundraising Campaign 2013. We will be happy to provide a contribution receipt if necessary. Furthermore, we support the Donor's Bill of Rights created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and other organizations. (Source: http://www.afpnet.org /, Sep 17 2013):
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these.
I. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
III. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
Please make your donation to:
Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research
Account number: 2406950
Bank code: 67250020
at Sparkasse Heidelberg
IBAN: DE71 6725 0020 0002 4069 50
Donations can also be made on our website via paypal.
Please include as your reason for payment "donation. " If you would like to receive a contribution receipt, please include your email address or postal address. Also, to inform us whether you are interested in being mentioned on our website or in our Conflict Barometer, please include "yes" or "no" (Only names, no numbers will be published). If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Printversion: The "Conflict Barometer 2012" will be available in a printed version in mid-March 2013. The current version and older versions can be ordered here.
- Supporter Version: Beside the current version of the publication, it includes a worldmap with all violent political conflicts of 2012. With the extra charge you suppert the financing of the next Conflict Barometer. It can also be ordered here from mid-march.
- Digital Version: Beyond that, you can get a soft copy of the Conflict Barometer 2012 here.
Heidelberger Institut für Internationale Konfliktforschung e.V.
Bergheimer Str. 58