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'UNDERSTAND TO PREVENT'

What's U2P all about? Eddy Canfor-Dumas and Thomas Boehlke explain in this article for Sicherheit und Frieden (Security and Peace). Read it here

Understand to Prevent

Eddy Canfor-Dumas of Engi co-led the second phase of this project during 2015-16, to publication in April 2017, focusing on the operational challenges of how best to involve military forces in the prevention of violent conflict as part of a comprehensive approach. 

The U2P concept note, co-written by Engi during the first phase of the project (2013-14), provided the basis for the multinational, multi-disciplinary team to produce generic guidelines. These took the form of an operational planning handbook that offers practical ways in which military forces can initiate and/or support nonviolent preventive action, wherever possible in concert with non-military and local actors.

The U2P project was conducted under the auspices of the Multinational Capabitlies Development Campaign (MCDC). This is a coalition of the willing - twenty-three partner nations and international governmental organizations [1] - who collaborate to develop and enhance interoperability, while maximising benefits of resource and cost-sharing. The products developed are intended as recommendations for common national and organisational capability development in the areas of interoperability, doctrine, organisation, training, leadership education, personnel and policy.  

A link to the U2P operational handbook and the short and long versions of the concept note can be found in the sidebar.


[1] Austria, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, European Defence Agency, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, NATO-ACT, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, South Korea, Spain, Sweden Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA. Japan has observer status.