Improving EU conflict prevention and peacebuilding activities 

EU peacebuilding

As illustrated by the cases of Syria, Ukraine, Colombia or Yemen, the consequences of ongoing conflict remain devastating and extend from direct civilian casualties, internally displaced persons and human rights violations to regional and international security threats such as humanitarian crises and refugee flows. This research theme examines the complex dynamics of violence, conflict and displacement and their gendered impacts; the challenges of building peace after war, including transitional justice and reconciliation processes; and the ways in which states and non-state actors such as international organisations and civil society actors have grappled with these issues over time.

This theme brings together SPAIS researchers with a wide-ranging disciplinary expertise on peacebuilding, genocide studies, gender, development, migration, reconciliation and security sector reform and combined with extensive regional expertise (e.g. Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Western Balkans) to provide a comprehensive approach to the challenge of promoting sustainable peace. Current GIC research in this area spans from the impact of international peacebuilding interventions, national peace processes, displacement, resilience building and capacity building in post-conflict countries and the role of civil society actors in peacebuilding to the gendered impacts of conflict and the impact of transitional justice mechanisms upon peace and intergroup relations.


Current projects within this theme:

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