WOSCAP

The WOSCAP project ("Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding") seeks to enhance the capabilities of the EU in conflict prevention and peacebuilding by the best civilian means.

First, it will assess the current capabilities of the EU to implement conflict prevention and peacebuilding measures, and identify gaps, best practices, lessons learned and research priorities. This will provide an evidence-base for recommendations to increase the future effectiveness of the EU's peace and conflict toolkit.

Secondly, a ‘community of practice' and forums for dialogue will bring together policymakers, civilian and military practitioners, academic experts and the beneficiaries of EU interventions. Its purpose will be to validate and apply this evidence base, explore civil-military synergies, make best use of innovative technologies, and develop policy priorities which both crystallise past successes and explore options for change and improvement.

The WOSCAP project has 4 sub-objectives:

Review

To assess past and ongoing conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives of the EU and its partners. 

Reflect

To assess past and ongoing conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives of the EU and its partners. 

Recommend

To complement and adjust existing capacities, policies, and initiatives for conflict prevention and peacebuilding, through an inclusive policy-practice dialogue and the development of policy recommendations.

Innovate

To make a significant contribution to civilian conflict prevention and peacebuilding, by identifying future research priorities, and enhancing the potential of information and communication technologies.

 

The WOSCAP project is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 program. For more information please visit the official website www.woscap.eu