The EU and Peacebuilding: From European Peace Project to Global Actor is an 18-month project co-financed by the European Commission (Europe for Citizens Programme). Its aim is to engage a broad range of actors, including European citizens, European civil society organisations, academic institutions, research centres and think tanks, as well as national and EU-level decision-makers in a dialogue on the EU’s role in conflict prevention and peacebuilding, and its history as a peace project.
The project will consist of a series of public events in EU Member States in the form of dialogues and round-tables which will discuss opportunities and challenges for the EU to increase its peacebuilding potential and analyse the role EU Member States play both in certain EU policy fields or certain conflict-affected regions where the EU has a presence. By encouraging a wide range of EU stakeholders to engage in advocacy work on the EU’s conflict prevention and peacebuilding policy, the project aims at increasing both the effectiveness of the EU’s contribution to conflict prevention and peacebuilding, and European citizens’ awareness of the history of the EU as a peace project
Outputs from the meetings will include meeting reports, summaries of key recommendations to EU policy-makers and civil society as well as background material prepared for the meeting.
For more information about this project, please contact the EPLO office.