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News article10 November 2020Service for Foreign Policy Instruments

EU-funded projects showcasing best practices at the Paris Peace Forum

A series of projects funded by the EU’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) will be showcased on 11 November at the Paris Peace Forum, highlighting the EU’s contribution to bringing tangible solutions to peace and security, election observations, misinformation during the current pandemic and environment protection. These projects are part of the 100 essential solutions for global development chosen by the 2020 Paris Peace Forum.

Projects funded under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace

  • #Coronavirusfacts lutte contre la « desinfodemie » sur le COVID-19 dans les environnements sujets aux conflits. The project aims to strengthen resilience against misinformation in countries vulnerable to conflict, contributing to the health protection of people in fragile societies and avoiding the destabilisation of peace processes. Geographically it covers Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and is implemented by UNESCO in collaboration with national partners such as journalists' associations, trade unions, local and public service media, media self-regulatory bodies.
  • Supporting a peaceful and inclusive transition in Sudan – project implemented by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. It supports an inclusive Sudanese-led transition by encouraging exchange with government representatives, political parties, state governments, youth and women associations and civil society organisations. This open exchange serves to strengthen a culture of debate and free speech, to improve chances of inclusion and representation of marginalised groups (including women and youth) in the transitional government and beyond, and to support Sudanese peace negotiations by providing institutional support to implement reforms.
  • European Support to Electoral Cycle support in Ethiopia (EURECS-ETHIOPIA) – project implemented by the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES). It aims to ensure an effective electoral management and leadership in Ethiopia for the next elections (2020–2025) by applying inclusive and democratic electoral processes. This includes support to the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), the development of leadership and conflict management skills trainings for electoral stakeholders and the establishment of a civil society platform in charge of the electoral observation and voter education. Part of the actions are supported also through another EU-funded project contributing to the ‘Prevention of Electoral Violence’ in Ethiopia.
  • Recovering from COVID-19 Together – a Multi-Stakeholder approach based on COVID-19 Recovery Needs Assessments (CRNA) – project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme UNDP (in cooperation with the World Bank and the EU). The COVID-19 Recovery Needs Assessments (CRNA) methodology guides multilateral organisations in assisting governments to conduct socio-economic impact assessments and crisis recovery plans. The assessment includes analysing the overall socio-economic impact of the pandemic, identifying priority needs (affected households and sectors of the economy) and recommending institutional mechanisms and policy measures for recovery and future crises.
  • Women’s Leadership Programme for Inclusive Security Governance in the Sahel – project implemented by the Danish Refugee Council with the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding. The initiative aims to strengthen the voice of women in civil society and to involve them further in the governance of security issues that affect them and their communities. The project supports the creation of a pool of women experts, trained to provide a credible voice for their communities, thereby challenging non-inclusive norms and narratives. The project focuses on technical expertise, advocacy work and leadership.
  • Tracker/Monitor of armed non-state actors’ COVID-19 responses – Protection of civilians in pandemic’s times – project implemented by Geneva Call. The initiative has developed an online publicly available tracker/database monitoring armed non-state actors’ (ANSAs) responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This tool complements similar instruments developed to collect responses from governments and serves to facilitate coordinated responses and inform humanitarian organisations and other decision-makers as they adopt strategies for the protection of populations in ANSA-controlled territories.

Projects funded under the Partnership Instrument

  • People for Nature – project implemented by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The project pitch will be presented in partnership with the EU Delegation to Russia at the Paris Peace Forum as part of the selected 100 essential solutions for global development. The project aims at raising awareness and building skills for environmental activists, NGOs, local residents in monitoring environmental degradation, keeping track of industrial pollution and illegal deforestation, using modern technologies for environmental prevention, and fostering dialogue between society, government and businesses.
  • EU-India Resource Efficiency Initiative – implemented by GIZ. The project aims to foster an efficient and sustainable use of natural resources in India to contribute to the global agenda on sustainable consumption and production, while promoting EU standards and business best-practices.

For more information:

Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace

Partnership Instrument


Publication date
10 November 2020
Service for Foreign Policy Instruments