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.

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How can Liberia’s youth play a more important role in the work for peace and reconciliation? FBA aims to enhance youth participation in the peace process in Liberia with a new leadership programme. The purpose is to strengthen networks and capacity among young peacebuilders to prevent and solve conflicts locally.

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Putting Civilians First: NGO Perceptions and Expectations of UN Peacekeeping

NGOs and UN peacekeeping operations increasingly operate in a shared domain. NGOs commonly rely – at least partly – on UN peacekeepers for access and security, but they also express concerns about this. Yet remarkably little is known about what are their main concerns and how widespread they are. Even more importantly, what can be done to address them? This FBA Brief, written by members of one of the FBA’s research working groups, examines the answers to those questions.

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Han Dorussen, Marian de Vooght
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2018

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  • Posted by Ruth Bourke Berglund

    Increased number of attacks against peace workers – how do we strengthen safety?

    BOOM! Despite being prepared, and standing behind a reinforced concrete wall, we are all taken by surprise as the shockwave hits the wall followed by earth and debris raining down on the roof above. Somewhat shaken we remove our earplugs and await the signal “All clear” from the instructor before allowing the course participants to walk around to see the effects of 100 grams of explosives. Just a regular day on the job….

    The course “Protection against ... Read entire post »

    2018-02-15 14:25
  • Posted by Andreas Berg

    Back ‘home’ in Kosovo and remembering old lessons

    The distinct smell of coal dust creeps into your nose as soon as you step off the plane in Pristina, a strange and familiar welcome back greeting for those of us intimate with this small corner of Europe. I felt it again in November 2017 when I came to Kosovo for a few days of visiting old friends and colleagues. For anyone with strong memories of living in a foreign country, you will remember the joys ... Read entire post »

    2017-12-13 11:21
  • Posted by Sabrina Karim

    Liberia after Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    On November 8 2005, Liberians elected Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to be the first female president of an African country. She made history that day and she oversaw fourteen years of peace in a country that had experienced two decades of devastating armed conflict. In 2011, she was re-elected and won the Nobel Peace Prize. Her fame and legacy has brought widespread international attention onto Liberia.

    On October 10, 2017, Liberians will go to the polls for the ... Read entire post »

    2017-10-06 15:28
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