Sebastian Eck



Sebastian Eck

Welcome to our community: How do you define PEACE?

People living non-violentely together, regarding conflicts as an opportunity to learn and grow. This peace is possible through realizing their inner peace which then shines out to the outer world and also leads to peaceful actions.

How did you find this community?

The CTS course 2017 that was promoted.

Do you have any professional experience in the field of peace-research? peace-studies? peace-practice?

Currently I am research assistant at the Galtung-Institut, my main responsbility is the fundraising for an ecological project in Ghana.

I attended the Summer Academy 2017 at the G-I and learned about the TRANSCEND Method, tools of mediation and non-violent, creative and empathic conflict transformation.

Are you at all familiar with concepts of Nonviolence and Conflict Transformation?


What are your primary conceptual interests and concerns

Intra- und interpersonal transformations towards peace and harmony

What is your main regional focus?

Africa (Ghana)


English (C2)
Spanish (Intermediate)
French (Intermediate)
Portuguese (Beginner)
Arabic (Beginner)


Name: Sebastian Eck
Date of Birth: 29.01.1991 in Buchen (Odenwald)
Mobile: +491713579540
Address: Fasanenstraße 24
Telefon: +49 6286 766


2011 – 2017: Studies at the University of Heidelberg (BA Major English, Minor Geography). Grade: 2.1
→ Bachelor Thesis: “Stand with Standing Rock” – Native American Resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
2014 – 2015: ERASMUS – Year Abroad at Cardiff University, UK.
2007 – 2010: Technisches Gymnasium Buchen (IT school): Grade: 2,1
2001 – 2007: Burghardt Gymnasium Buchen

Dec. 2016 – Sept. 2017: Group Leader of MeetUp Group -> Topic: Self-fulfillment & relationship building
Febr. 2016: 1-week internship at the German Parliament (Deutscher
Bundestag) in Berlin. In the office of Alois Gerig (MDB).
Jan. 2016 – Oct. 2016: Organizing Team Member of TEDxHeidelberg
Nov. 2014 – Febr. 2015: Homeless Shelter in Cardiff (Wales) -> Work area: conducting weekly workshos for homeless people. Topic: „Mental health and well-being“
since Dec. 2014: Personal Coaching and Workshops (about Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Motivation, Stress, etc.)
Sep. 2013 – Aug. 2014: Executive Board Member of the Local Committee of AIESEC(Student Organisation) -> Work Area: Realizing internships for foreign students at local companies (e.g. SAP)
Feb. 2013 – Apr. 2013: Social internship in Brazil as an English teacher (6 weeks)
Mai 2012 – July 2014: Mentoring of a teenager (Robert) at BigBrothersBigSisters
Sep. 2010 – Aug. 2011: Voluntary Year (FÖJ) in the city of Rastatt -> Work area: Environmental educator for school classes.

-Soccer, Hiking, Mountain Hiking, Fitness (Bodyweight Training), Chess
-Reading (Psychology, Business, Politics)
-Self-made Youtube Interview Series: „Peace For the World“:
-Playing guitar & making music with friends
-Studying Languages

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