The Peace Million

The Peace Million is a Swedish government grant that finances projects that focus on peace, security policy, disarmament, and conflict resolution or its management.

The aim of the grant is to strengthen the voice of civil society in these areas. The FBA has administered the Peace Million since 2005.

Who can apply for the Peace Million?

Only Swedish NGOs are entitled to submit claims for the grant. Applications are considered in the autumn of each year. The main concentration is on building public awareness in Sweden, though some projects may be undertaken in cooperation with international partners.


From resolution to results when future UN staff is trained

In today’s international peace operations, civilians work alongside military and police towards a common goal. Training and co-practicing to improve the coordination of UN operations on the ground are part of FBA’s main tasks. The aim is to prepare personnel being deployed for the reality in the field.

2017-05-22 10:27

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Protection of Civilians – Implementation in UN Peace Operations

In light of the new policy by the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations on protection of civilians (POC), this brief looks at the latest operationalization of POC in field missions by civilians, military and police.

Anna-Linn Persson



  • Posted by Ludmila Ceban

    Telltale signs of meaningful interventions for peacebuilding and development

    Starting off as a research initiative, FBA’s work on exploring linkages between the rule of law and public administration in peacebuilding and development gradually scaled up to one of the largest projects that the agency is implementing bilaterally, the project on local self-government and rule of law in Ukraine. Within the span of several years it has, quite entrepreneurially, engaged with a variety of actors that have jointly been working on promoting rights’ based serviced delivery ... Read entire post »

    2017-05-22 15:57
  • Posted by Andreas Berg

    Returning to the field in a time of uncertainty

    For those of us who have worked abroad for FBA over the years, there is a certain familiar pattern one gets used to in this very particular world. Times of excitement, challenge, and high activity come with a new assignment in an international mission or position in the field, followed by periods of rest and recovery after a completed task, followed by patience (and impatience) waiting and hoping for new opportunities to continue one’s career. For ... Read entire post »

    2017-05-15 17:15
  • Posted by Robert Hall

    Observing Turkey choosing its form of government

    Elections are always unique turning points in a country’s history so being an election observer has always felt like a privilege. Now I have been given the rare opportunity to observe history being made in Turkey. Not only is it a constitutional referendum on April 16 in Turkey, to decide the form of government some 80 million will live under; it is carried out in a declared state of emergency with military operations ongoing against state-identified ... Read entire post »

    2017-04-12 14:35

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