Annual Report 2008
The year 2008 saw the beginning of what now looks to be the most profound global economic crisis since the 1930s. The crisis will increase the risks of violent confl ict occurring worldwide. It may also open people’s eyes and make them realise that they have everything to lose by engaging in violent confl ict, which seldom provides a lasting solution. For an organisation like the European Centre for Confl ict Prevention (ECCP), it presents an extraordinary test to carrying out its mission and show evidence that an active role of civil society is essential in these diffi cult times.