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Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships in Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The Role of the European Union

Objective

By consolidating and advancing the knowledge on factors that facilitate peace and foster human security, this project meets the goals of the 7th Framework area 8.4.2. Conflicts, Peace, and Human Rights. Namely, it investigates whether, how, and under what conditions multi-stakeholder partnerships can positively impact on human security and thus, facilitate non-violence and long-term peace, and provide a productive framework for relations between local actors and external actors, including third party mediators and international organisations. The project moves from the recognition that there is a widespread agreement among both academics and policy makers on the need to adopt more comprehensive, integrative, and participatory approaches in post-conflict interventions. Within this broader framework, multi-staekholder partnerships are then emerging as one of the preferred tools geared towards enhancing participation, legitimacy and effectiveness of post-conflict interventions. However, there is a clear lack of systematic analysis of the multi-stakeholder partnerships and of evaluation of their concrete impact on effectiveness and sustainability of post-conflict reconstruction initiatives. The project will base its empirical investigation on three core case studies of core political interest to the EU today: Kosovo, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Afghanistan. By employing a participatory methodology, the project will ensure the highest degree of on-going feedback between its researchers and different local and international actors operating in these settings and will explore opportunities to directly impact on partnerships that are evolving in these societies. By translating its findings into policy recommendations, the project will contribute to enhancing the role of Europe in conflict prevention and resolution as well as in fostering the rule of law.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/law
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/law/human rights

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project
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Coordinator

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 370 673,82
Administrative Contact
Pietro Tonutti (Prof.)

Participants (11)

FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue Saint Guillaume 27
75337 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Roxana Vermel (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 102 896,22
Address
Richmond Road
BD7 1DP Bradford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sheila Fry (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 102 752
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rudi Rust (Mr.)
INSTITUT FUR FRIEDENSFORSCHUNG UND SICHERHEITSPOLITIK AN DER UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 110 960
Address
Beim Schlump 83
20144 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Brzoska (Prof.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 32 141
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bhimla Dheermojee (Ms.)
EUROPAISCHES TRAININGS UND FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR MENSCHENRECHTE UND DEMOKRATIE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 145 253,96
Address
Elisabethstrasse 50 B
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Klaus Starl (Dr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 54 350
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jože Glazer (Mr.)
EGMONT - INSTITUT ROYAL DES RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 79 240
Address
Rue Des Petits Carmes 24A
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Koen Vlassenroot (Prof.)
INTERNATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION SERVICE, EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 29 500
Address
Rue Archimède 50
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giji Gya (Ms.)
Institute For Security And International Studies
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 11 250
Address
Lc 194, Ent. B, Ap
1618 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Plamen Ilarionov Pantev (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 10 200
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Patrizii (Prof.)