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Mr. Frans Schram

  •   Berlin, Germany

Frans Schram has over 18 years of experience in negotiation, mediation, intercultural dialogue and diplomacy. As a trainer, mediator (CEDR accredited) and researcher he frequently provides services to public sector organisations such as the EU institutions (main negotiation trainer 2012-2016), the German Foreign Office, the United Nations, rotating EU Presidencies, College of Europe, Institut National du Service Publique, NATO, GIZ, ZIF, various Diplomatic Academies worldwide, political foundations and NGOs, as well as to a number of private sector companies. He has been active in over 30 countries across 5 continents and has trained around 4500 professionals from 95 different nationalities.
From 2016 to 2018 he held the position of senior Dialogue Facilitator at the Berghof Foundation in Berlin, where he delivered methodological support to negotiation processes for both governments and non-state armed groups in contexts such as Afghanistan, Basque country, Colombia, Myanmar and Turkey. From 2012 to 2016, Frans was heading the Brussels office of the “Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation” at the ESSEC Business School and delivered more than 150 negotiation/dialogue seminars for the EU institutions in Brussels and in missions to numerous countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Previous acumen in negotiation, training and diplomacy was built up during working experiences at the Clingendael Institute in the Hague, the European Commission in Brussels and the Netherlands embassy in Colombia.
As a researcher, he focuses on international negotiation and mediation efforts, as well as the nexus between natural resources and conflict.
Frans holds a MA in Dutch, European and International Law from the University of Maastricht, the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid and the Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He speaks fluent English, Spanish, French, German, and Dutch (mother tongue).

Trainings Offered
Topic Levels Languages
Diplomacy Basic English
Conflict analysis Advanced English
Conflict management & conflict resolution Basic English
Mediation & negotiation Advanced English
Mediation & negotiation Advanced German
Mediation & negotiation Advanced Spanish
Mediation & negotiation Advanced French
Cultural awareness & communication Advanced English
Target Audience
  • Military
  • Civil servants in governments
  • General public
  • Local authorities
  • Media
  • NGO staff
  • Other
  • Not available
Customised Trainings  Yes
  • Negotiation training
  • Mediation training
  • Dialogue facilitation
  • Creation of simulation exercises
  • Consultancy
  • Cross-cultural communication and negotiation
• “Transitioning Identities: the Colombian Peace Negotiations 2010-2016”, in: Negotiating Identity Complexities in a Fragmenting World Order, edited by Mark Anstey and Paul Meerts (expected publication: 2024)
• “Insights on negotiation training for Resistance/Liberation Movements” and “Online Negotiation and Mediation Training” in: PINPoints, issue 48 (2020)
• “Out of the woods? Negotiating peace with the FARC” in: Landmark Negotiations from Around the World – Emmanuel Vivet (ed.), Intersentia, October 2019. •
• “Conflict diamonds: the legal aspects of the Kimberley Process”, Fatal Transactions, January 2007. (Conflict and natural resources, international trade law, EU foreign policy)
• “Colombia en de regio: beter goede buur dan verre vriend?”, Clingendael - Internationale Spectator, March 2010. (Military cooperation between Colombia and the US, regional security in Latin America.
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