About Us


The BSV currently has about 450 members, including 40 organisations.  About 1,000 - 1,500 people support us regularly with their donations.


The BSV is a member of several national and international platforms, networks and organizations:

War Resisters’ International

Nonviolent Peaceforce Alliance

European Network Civil Peace Services

German Platform for Peaceful Conflict Management

Kooperation für den Frieden (Cooperation for Peace)


 Working Groups

  • Gender and peace (a group founded in 2012)
  • Nonviolent Peaceforce (joint working group of the BSV and the Forum Civil Peace Services, the two German members of the international NGO Nonviolent Peaceforce)
  • Peace Taxes (handled by the Network Peace Taxes)
  • Institute for Peace Work and Nonviolent Conflict Transformation (www.ifgk.de, an independent research institute)