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The peace-building agency of stigmatized civilian actors in European cities dealing with the consequences of terrorist violence

Project description

Geographies of peace in the wake of violence in the city

Studies have provided valuable insight into the dynamics of urban violence and terrorism but a lot still needs to be learned about urban peace-making. The EU-funded URPEACE project aims to contribute to the knowledge about the peace-building agency of civilian actors in marginalised social housing neighbourhoods that deal with the consequences of terrorist violence in European cities. The approach of this study is novel; it uses a 'geographies of peace' framework to interpret existing and new data on dealing with violence. This approach views peace as an everyday and relational process concerned with the building of ever-expanding networks that share life-affirming rather than life-destroying values. The project's results will help policy makers integrate urban peace-building initiatives of civilian actors into security policy.

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Sonnenbergstrasse 17
3000 Bern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 203 149,44