17 January 2019

CRIC researchers win grant for policy report on Coordination of Peace and Reconciliation efforts among the Nordic Countries

Isabel Bramsen and Anine Hagemann won a grant from the Nordic Council of Ministers to map current Nordic cooperation structures within peace and reconciliation. The report will concentrate on whether there is a Nordic Peace Brand, different modes of cooperation and women peace and security. It will include recommendations.

The report will be launched at a public seminar at Christiansborg in conjunction with the special session of the Nordic Council on April 9, 2019

Untapped potential

In the current multipolar world order, with rising powers and tested relations between the US and Europe, Nordic cooperation and collaboration as well as promotion of Nordic values and experiences with peace and reconciliation are more important than ever.

While the Nordic countries remain in high standing internationally, there are many challenges locally, regionally and internationally, which condition the rules of the international community, not least for the Nordic countries.

The “Nordic peace brand” is something, which people are aware of and acknowledge globally and yet many reports, policy briefs and statements have pointed to the fact that there is untapped potential for stronger and deeper Nordic cooperation and collaboration.

Mapping of challenges and potentials

The 30-page report will map current coordination of peace and reconciliation efforts among the Nordic countries. It will first present the current structures of Nordic cooperation; secondly map challenges and potentials, and third and finally, provide concrete, forward-looking and realistic recommendations where possible.

The analysis will focus on mapping and analyzing primary actors and channels of funding. The Nordic governments will thus be the key focus. Based on qualitative interviews, the report will go through the following focus areas: 1) The Nordic peace brand, 2) The state of affairs and potential of Nordic cooperation and 3) The women, peace and security agenda.

The public launch of the report will take place in April 2019 in Copenhagen.