Providing a conceptual framework in which different ideas of peace can be highlighted and their differences analysed in order to be able to formulate concrete proposals for peacebuilding is at the heart of this project. The concept is based on three elements whose meaning crosses historical and cultural boundaries: physical integrity, individual and collective human rights, and constructive conflict transformation.
The project contributes to the debates on the varieties of peace (Olivius and Åkebo 2021), context sensitive approaches of peacebuilding (Kurtenbach 2020), and the possibilities to integrate peacebuilding at different levels e.g. vertical integration (McCandless, Abitbol, and Donais 2015).
The results of the Colombia study show the added value of the conceptual frame and provide evidence for the entanglements of peacebuilding at different territorial levels and between a variety of actor networks.