Pauline Veron and Andrew Sherriff, ECDPM report, November 2018.
What are the significant and recurrent factors that influence support to peacebuilding in Europe? And how will these impact the engagement of the peacebuilding community in the years to come?
This report on the changing nature of support to peacebuilding in Europe is the result of 1.5 years of research carried out by ECDPM.
In this report, we look at how the geopolitical fluxes and shifts in domestic politics over the last few years on the one hand, and the need for a more effective response to the rising number of violent conflicts on the other, have affected the way in which Sweden supports peacebuilding initiatives globally.
This is one of the four case studies that we looked at in the framework of this project due to their political and financial weight in peacebuilding activities.
If you wish to know more about our project on supporting peacebuilding in times of change, please take a look at the project page.
One of the reasons surely is the hight gender equality leading to more men engaged with childcare and, following that: a protected childhood, and a "peaceful masculinity" (see also MenCare.org ).