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Preventive Action Tools

This new community on the Peace Portal is dedicated to tools and case studies compiled by GPPAC Members and designed to support civil society organisations to carry out conflict analysis and to mobilise different groups and agencies for conflict prevention and peacebuilding.  

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Conflict, Rule of Law and Local Security

The Hague Academy for Local Governance organises a training on conflict, rule of law and local security from 7 to 18 November 2016 in The Hague.

Key issues that will be addressed are: How can governments promote citizen security and protect human rights after violent conflict? What policies and instruments do they have to foster reconsiliation and peacebuilding amongst different ethnic or religious groups? And what attitude and skills do government officials need to lead conflict transformation processes?
Interested candidates can apply until 23 September 2016. 


Latest Report: Global Peace Index 2016

The 2016 Global Peace Index (GPI) shows the world became less peaceful in the last year, reinforcing the underlying trend of declining peace over the last decade. Results also show a growing global inequality in peace, with the most peaceful countries continuing to improve while the least peaceful are falling into greater violence and conflict. 

The 2016 GPI report provides a comprehensive update on the state of peace. It shows that amidst the global deterioration the world continues to spend enormous resources on creating and containing violence but very little on peace. 

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Steps for Peace


Steps for Peace is a nonprofit organisation that supports social and political transformation processes in crisis regions. Their work focuses on education, research and development cooperation.

Steps for Peace develops programmes for international and local partners with the aim of recognising and optimising contributions to promoting peace and reducing conflict in their work.

Steps for Peace provides a forum for practitioners and theorists for systematic reflection and exchange of expertise in peace work. The focus is on the development of practice-relevant concepts and methods.

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Teaching for Peace

 On 6 July, EUROCLIO, the History NGO Forum for Peace in East Asia, and The Hague Institute are organising a morning conference on "Teaching for Peace. History in Perspective:  Historical Justice in Europe and East Asia."

The presentations will address and discuss the following questions: what is historical justice and what is historical injustice? How does historical justice work in practice – challenges and ways forward? The program will feature expert speakers who represent professional communities of historians, educators, policymakers and civil society institutions in East Asia, Europe and beyond.

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Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

The project "Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding", or WOSCAP aims at enhancing the capabilities of the EU for implementing conflict prevention and peacebuilding interventions through sustainable, comprehensive and innovative civilian means. You can visit the project website at www.woscap.eu