13.11.2020

EUNIC > Call for proposals: Research on Culture in Fragile Contexts

EUNIC is looking for a researcher or team of researchers to examine how taking a cultural relations approach to cultural programmes supports peace and stability in fragile contexts.

Arts and culture can play an important role in supporting the international community’s efforts to stabilise societies experiencing or recovering from conflict. Culture plays a role in supporting resilience and fostering development in fragile contexts, both for conflict prevention and post-conflict recovery.

In order to build on the findings of previous reports EUNIC would like to commission an in-depth review on what is the added value of culture and cultural relations in a fragile context in supporting peace and reconciliation. This could include mapping and reviewing EUNIC members’ projects in fragile environments, the different operational models and their adaptivity to different contexts in different countries and regions.

Research question: Examine how taking a cultural relations approach to cultural programmes supports peace and stability in fragile contexts.

Particularly examining projects/programmes and the evidence base that focuses on confidence building, skills training, self-expression, intergroup understanding and tolerance in a cultural relations context, the specific values of the approaches, considering the context and how effective these focuses might be.

EUNIC are expecting the research to be submitted by approximately May 2021, with the final publication due in September 2021.

Deadline: 30 November 2020

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