On January 25th and 26th, the Institute of World Policy is hosting the WOSCAP Methodology Workshop.The workshop is aimed at preparing the research team in Ukraine for the field research, based on the newly developed Theoretical Framework. The researchers will define actionable research plans to lead the case study fieldwork on the EU’s current and potential civilian capabilities in Ukraine.
The London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Utrecht will conduct the workshop, and have designed the training materials and ethical guidelines.
The “Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding” (WOSCAP) project is a part of framework of the European Union’s “Horizon 2020” program. This project is aimed at critical and constructive assessment of the capabilities of the EU for implementing conflict prevention and peacebuilding interventions through sustainable, comprehensive and innovative civilian means.
This project is implemented under direction of the GPPAC (Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, Hague) and in partnership with nine organizations, including the Institute of World Policy, London School of Economics, Utrecht University and others.
Duration of this project is 2.5 years, from mid-2015 until the end of 2017. Ukraine has joined the EU’s “Horizon 2020” program only in March 2015, when the IWP had already contributed to its realization.
The previous workshop has been held at the London School of Economics (the UK) in December.