PEACE-COM Peace processes in community conflicts: From understanding the roots of conflicts to conflict resolution
Objectives: • Analyse the causes and developments of community conflicts in Europe • Develop tools and options for conflict resolution • Promote a better understanding of conflicts • Study what effects Europeanisation is producing on conflicts • Analyse policies set up to handle conflicts • Explore ways the EU could help resolve them • Develop indicators to observe and assess the evolution of these conflicts
This project is divided in 8 work packages : • WP1 will review history of conflicts and set up a typology • WP2 will provide methods and tools for analysis • WP3 will study the main actors of each conflict • WP4 will study actions undertaken by groups in conflict. • WP5 will focus on accommodation policies • WP6 will elaborate indicators for monitoring conflicts • WP7 will deal with dissemination of the results • WPO will deal with all aspects relating to management
Case studies have been selected to ensure: • geographical and cultural diversity • diversity in terms of shapes and dimensions of conflicts The selected case studies are: • Northern Ireland; • The Basque Country; • Cyprus; • The Walloon - Flemish conflict in Belgium; • The Central European Roma conflict in Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic; • The Slovene autochtonous minority in Austria; • The Russian Minority in Estonia; • Corsica; • Kosovo, Sandzak, Vojvodina in former Yugoslavia.
Coordinator: • CIR (Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche), Paris, France, http://www.iccr-international.org/fr/ Partners: • Institute of Sociology, Budapest, Hungary, www.socio.mta.hu • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, www.ucm.es • Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, http://www.ucl.ac.be • The Interdisciplinary Centre for Comparative Research in the Social Sciences, Vienna, Austria, www.iccr-international.org • The Non-Estonians' Integration Foundation, Tallinn, Estonia, http://www.meis.ee/ • Institute of International and Social Studies, Tallinn Pedagogical University, Estonia, www.iiss.ee • University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, www.ucy.ac.cy • G17 Institute A.D. Company for Economic and Social Studies, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, www.g17institute.com