Acting on commitments

How EU strategies and programming can better prevent violent conflict

The European Union’s declarations of its commitment to conflict prevention have been welcomed because development and poverty reduction are unsustainable in the face of ongoing or renewed violent conflict. It is crucial that the EU builds on this progress and 2007 will be a critical year for determining and refining effective approaches to peacebuilding. This paper focuses on three major challenges for the EU in 2007 and beyond: achieving coherence among the different aspects of EU action; finalising strategies and programming which are conflict sensitive; and following through on policy commitments already made.

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    International Alert
    European Peaceubilding Liaison Office
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    April 2007
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