People living in the midst of conflict often have the greatest insight into its causes. This film is an overview of how the People's Peacebuilding Perspectives (PPP) project brought the opinions of local people to the attention of policymakers, and what's been learned about the participatory process itself.

The project has provided European Union institutions with analysis and recommendations based on the opinions and experiences of local people in a range of countries and regions affected by fragility and violent conflict.

It's also provided opportunities for civil society to influence conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives through published analysis, and advocacy activities in Brussels and the countries covered by the project.

Key info about the project:

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