WOSCAP Newsletter Issue #2 - April 2017
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Dear <<First Name>> <<Last Name>>,

We are happy to present to you the second issue of the WOSCAP Newsletter.

This issue features: best practice reports on civil-military synergies, ICTs for peacebuilding, local ownership challenges and multi-stakeholder coherence. Also find videos from our partners and what's upcoming.
Comparative Analysis Workshop

On January 18-19, the WOSCAP consortium gathered in Utrecht, the Netherlands, to discuss findings and the way forward. Yet another step forward in defining concrete policy recommendations to enhance the EU's peacebuilding capabilities.
"To see the research findings of the various studies brought together and analysing the interlinkages for the next level of analysis about the EU's capabilities and peacebuilding efforts was an enriching experience."
- Gabriëlla Vogelaar, Project Coordinator WOSCAP


Civil-Military Synergies
in EU Action

Several experiences on civil-military synergies at the operational level are presented in this thematic report. The author analyses them and puts forward key recommendations for improving EU's approach to crisis management and peacebuilding. Read more here.
Local Ownership Challenges
In this report, the authors analyse local ownership in terms of the EU's ability to leverage the density and complexity of local society and build positive social capital in response to conflict. Read more here.
"The promise of local ownership in international interventions is best served when engagement with beneficiary populations recognises a diversity of views, perceptions and expectations, seeks ways to mobilise the versatile resources and capabilities existing in domestic societies, and complements them."
Multi-stakeholder Coherence 
This thematic report analyses EU's multistakeholder coherence in its peacebuilding and conflict prevention interventions. Special attention is given to partnerships with non-state actors and how they can strengthen EU's peacebulding strategies. Read more here.
ICTs & EU Peacebuilding
This report reflects on the challenges that the EU faces in using ICTs for conflict prevention and peacebuilding. It provides some examples of how innovative forms of engagement supported by new technologies can enhance initiatives, and identifies opportunities for the adoption of ICTs in future interventions. Read more here.

An Insight into Research Findings
on EU Peacebuilding Interventions

from Case Studies & Thematic Reports

In this report you can find the main research results of the WOSCAP project. It provides an overview of all the research done and highlights key findings, topics and concepts. Find the full report here.


In this video Moussa Djire of the University of Legal and Political Sciences in Bamako (USJPB) gives a reflection on WOSCAP in Mali. (Please note that the video is in French.)

Ben Moore of the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO) on the role of civil society in improving EU peacebuilding worldwide.

Upcoming Publications

  • Synoptic Report
  • Research Report

And four case study reports:
  • EU peacebuilding capabilities in Kosovo after 2008: an analysis of EULEX and the EU-facilitated Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue
  • State-building in the Shadow of War: EU capabilities in the fields of conflict prevention and peacebuilding in Afghanistan
  • EU engagement with Sri Lanka: Dealing with wars and governments
  • EU support for Justice and Security Sector Reform in Honduras & Guatemala

Upcoming Events

  • Four roundtable meetings will be held to discuss case-specific recommendations in Tbilisi, Sana'a, Kiev & Bamako (May & June, 2017)
  • Five policy dialogue meetings will be held in London, The Hague, Paris, Berlin and Madrid to discuss recommendations with EU member states (dates TBC)

  • If you are interested in attending any of these events, please contact us at

Project Updates

  • We are very pleased that the WOSCAP project has been positively assessed by the European Commission and external evaluators in its 1st Periodic Review
  • Currently the project is developing policy recommendations based on the research findings
  • The project's Final Conference will be held in November 2017
WOSCAP Consortium Partners:
The WOSCAP project is coordinated by GPPAC -
the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
Photo credits, from top to bottom:
1) GPPAC / Gabriëlla Vogelaar, 2) GPPAC / Kjell Betlem, 3) Clement Kanj, 4) EU / Amos Gumulira,
5) EU / Anwar Amro, 6) Build Up, 7) GPPAC  / Kjell Betlem
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