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Panel Discussion

The changing nature of support to peacebuilding

8 November 2018

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During the past 25 years the international peacebuilding community has been broadly reliant on a relatively small number of supporters, namely European countries and the European Union (EU) institutions, which have played a highly influential role in backing peacebuilding politically, through policy commitments and with financial disbursements. Based on the case studies of Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the EU institutions, what key trends characterize European policy and financial support to peacebuilding? What are the most significant factors driving change and continuity over time in European support for peacebuilding? And what are the implications of these trends for future support to international peacebuilding?

This panel discussion will address the key findings of the recently published ECDPM report Supporting Peacebuilding in Times of Change: A Synthesis of Four Case Studies, and brings together expertise from the ECDPM, SIPRI, the British Government’s Department for International Development and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

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  • Beverley Warmington, Director of Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Division, Department for International Development, United Kingdom
  • Andrew Sherriff, Head of European External Affairs Programme, European Centre for Development Policy Management
  • Johannes Oljelund, Director-General for International Development Cooperation, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs


Dan Smith, Director of SIPRI

The event is by invitation only.

European external affairsSecurity and resilienceEuropean Union (EU)PeacebuildingEuropeGermanySwedenUnited Kingdom