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The European Union, Civil Society and Conflict Transformation

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  • Nathalie Tocci

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    (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

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    The European Union considers conflict resolution as a cardinal objective of its foreign policy. It makes use of a number of policy instruments to promote conflict transformation through ‘constructive engagement’, which cover a range of sectors affecting conditions and incentives at the micro level. The EU has recognised the importance of engaging with civil society in situations of violent conflict, but needs to engage more with local civil society to make its policies more effective. This briefing aims to aid the understanding of the role of civil society organisations in situations of violent conflict, and the potential role of EU policies in enhancing CSOs’ conflict transformation efforts.

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    Paper provided by MICROCON - A Micro Level Analysis of Violent Conflict in its series Policy Briefings with number 3.

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    Length: 4 pages
    Date of creation: 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:mcn:polbrf:3

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    Keywords: Civil society; European Union; European Neighbourhood Policy; violent conflict;

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