We in Europe cannot effectively or constructively help in conflict transformation without a thorough understanding of the people, on each side, and within each side, living conflict. This is why EPMED was founded - to empower Europe to effectively facilitate dialogue and foster understanding, and to empower local people on the international level, allowing their voices to be heard and to influence policymaking. To do this, we need to educate Europe on the realities on the ground - past the headlines, past propaganda, past politicised organisations. We are an independent NGO with simple yet powerful goals: inclusive constructive dialogue, humanisation of the other, education and empowerment. Our main work currently focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.