Dr Sebastian Relitz 

Founder & Director 


Sebastian is a peacebuilding expert with a Ph.D. on conflict resolution in the South Caucasus and Eastern Europe. He is passionate about developing and implementing impactful dialogue and confidence building processes. Sebastian has sound experience in consulting international organisations on peacebuilding and security related questions. 


Paata Alaverdashvili

Project Manager


Paata Alaverdashvili has background in mental health and trauma studies. He has been working in the youth work field since 2011 and in peacebuilding since 2015. Paata is currently exploring the element of trauma in peacebuilding processes.

Olivia Route

Community and Alumni Programming, M&E


Olivia has a background in youth work, project management and implementation, and M&E. She holds an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, is currently (slowly) studying Georgian, and is interested in education, nonviolent action, and the Caucasus. 

Liana Vahanyan

Communications and Outreach,

Local Project Coordinator


Liana is a Corridors alumna. She has a background in communication and public relations, and extensive experience in youth work and fundraising. Liana is interested in peacebuilding, human rights, and non-formal and inclusive education.


Paulina Kellersmann

Local Project Coordinator


Paulina has a background in development cooperation, research, M&E, and community work. She holds an MSc in Development Economics and feels passionate about peacebuilding, global health, and women’s empowerment. Paulina has been connected to Georgia since 2012, supporting a community with socially vulnerable people in Kakheti. 

Felip Daza Sierra



Felip is a researcher and practitioner on the field of peacebuilding, human security and nonviolent civil resistance. He has more than 15 years’ experience working in conflict-affected areas in the Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Europe and South Caucasus regions. Felip is also an educational expert and senior consultant for UN and Universities such as Sciences Po Paris.

Background Information

Corridors - Dialogue through Cooperation is a German peacebuilding NGO. Since 2016, the organisation evolved from research and project work at the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies and Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. Corridor's conceptual and thematic approach is thus strongly rooted in intensive academic analysis of the challenges and opportunities for civil society conflict transformation and dialogue promotion. In 2019, Corridors was finally established as a non-profit organisation in Berlin and has since evolved into one of Germany's leading peacebuilding NGOs in the South Caucasus and Eastern Europe.