Funded by the European Union
Confidence Building Early Response Mechanism (COBERM)
This joint EU/UNDP programme supports immediate and concrete initiatives, which seek to have an impact on confidence building within and across conflict divided communities. The objective of COBERM is to foster a peaceful transformation of conflicts.
What We Do
COBERM prioritizes ideas/projects facilitating direct people-to-people contacts across conflict divides. However, opportunities are also sought to support the enhancement of an enabling environment within the divided communities. It is particularly interested in projects that help to:
- promote culture of tolerance;
- facilitate dialogue within and between the divided communities;
- address security and safety concerns of marginalized communities;
- contribute to good governance and media;
- strengthen community capacities including empowerment of women to play a more prominent role in non-violent conflict resolution;
- infrastructure development initiatives (particularly where there may be a positive 'spill over' effect near the Administrative Border Lines).
Some results so far
The first stage of the programme in 2010-2012 featured a number of successful projects, such as: youth summer camps, peace journalism, publishing of a Georgian-Ossetian and Ossetian-Georgian dictionary, a collection of stories and discussion papers by the South Caucasus writers and scholars, and digitalisation of archive documents related to culture and history.
Who finances it?
|European Union||US$ 6,476,683.94
|Government of the Netherlands||US$ 259,740.26
- Start date:
- May 2012
- End date:
- May 2015
- Geographic coverage: