Leading the way in conflict prevention and peacebuilding

The impacts of conflict across the globe can be huge throughout Europe and the world as the recent refugee crisis has driven home. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is working with European collaborators to better understand the ways these conflicts can be mitigated.


EU funding of €2 million will help LSE, along with its 10 consortium partners, to help address some of the dilemmas and paradoxes faced by those involved in conflicts, peace-keeping and rebuilding efforts. Researchers will develop an evidence base of best practices and lessons learned and elaborate options for improvements in long-term peacebuilding efforts by civilian means.

The project will analyse past and on-going civilian and military efforts of the EU, its Member States, Associated Countries and international organisations (such as the UN) on conflict prevention and peace building in and between countries. It will also providing forums for discussion between policymakers, the military practitioners, academic experts and charities and produce their findings into a tailored set of recommendations to the EU and its member states, that could also be applied by other organisations around the world.

These recommendations will enhance the ability of European countries to implement conflict prevention and peacebuilding interventions through sustainable, comprehensive and innovative non-military means.  

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