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.

The Peace Practice & Innovation Unit (PPI) houses our expertise in developing bottom-up approaches in conflict resolution and conflict prevention, providing expert analysis, advice and assistance to help ensure that peace processes are sustainable with a particular focus in the short to medium term.  The Unit includes focuses on Conflict Justice and Reconciliation; Responding to Violent Extremism; Women, Peace and Security; and Environmental Peacemaking. As the centre of the Insitute's innovation efforts, PPI develops approaches and leads in close cooperation with the other unit's new and creative efforts.