The European Insitute of Peace takes a comprehensive approach to conflict prevention and resolution, working both top down and bottom up approaches to enhance the prospects of sustainable peace. We work to ensure that both the social and political foundations as well as the nature of the political processes themselves foster the right conditions to address the immediate as well long-term challenges to peace.

Within this framework, the Engagement, Dialogue & Process Design Unit (EDP) aims to contribute to the sustainability of peace processes through a variety of process design and support functions tailored to specific contexts. As such, EDP is responsible for identifying opportunities, generating options of actions, and implementing engagement, dialogue and mediation support initiatives to prevent and resolve violent conflict. To do so, we work directly with conflict parties, stakeholders and international actors. As part of this effort, EDP works to ensure the consistent use of analysis and mapping methodologies in the Insitutes design and implementation phases.