PeaceCapacity closes


Correspondent: Gilberto Algar-Faria Date: 31 May 2018 Article PeaceCapacity has now officially closed, having published its final project deliverable: a summary policy briefing. The project was designed to support the meaningful integration of civil society actors in Kosovo and the Horn of Africa (particularly marginalised groups, e.g. women/girls) into peace processes. It did so through the facilitation of … Continue reading PeaceCapacity closes

Workshop 5 – “The EU and local capacity building”


The workshop on the EU and local capacity building took place on 14 May 2018 in Bristol, UK. The event was attended by participants from the academic community, civil society, international organisations and representatives from the private sector.

Final EU-CIVCAP Peacebuilding Forum to take place 22 May 2018


We are pleased to announce that the final EU-CIVCAP Peacebuilding Forum will take place at CEPS, Brussels, on 22 May 2018. It will be entitled “The EU’s foreign policy and commitment to gender, peace and security”. This post contains the draft agenda.

Giovanni Faleg on the EU’s Comprehensive and Integrated Approach


Correspondent: Gilberto Algar-Faria Date: 20 April 2018 Article We are pleased to announce that the EU-CIVCAP partner CEPS has recently launched its first of an exciting new range of video commentaries, collectively known as #CEPScomments. One of the latest videos in this series stars EU-CIVCAP staff member Giovanni Faleg, who speaks about the EU’s Comprehensive and … Continue reading Giovanni Faleg on the EU’s Comprehensive and Integrated Approach

Has the Integrated Approach (finally) taken the EU responses to conflicts to the next level?


How can international actors work together effectively towards building peace and preventing conflicts? This question has been at the centre of policy and academic debates for more than twenty years. Because of the uniqueness of its institutional architecture and the level of ambition set by its external action doctrine, the EU provides a strong and compelling model in its integrated approach to external conflicts and crises.

Local elections in Nepal and Sri Lanka: empowering or undermining the margins?


In the aftermath of civil wars, local elections are often viewed as transformative moments when voices from the margins can be heard and where new, more inclusive political settlements can be forged. However, existing academic research has been more cautious about the peacebuilding potential of local government institutions.