Uses of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for EU Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

The unprecedented global adoption rates of information and communication technologies (ICTs) are rapidly changing the way people are communicating. For several years now, the role of ICTs has been a topic of discussion in various contexts such as conflict, development, humanitarian and socio-political movements. But to date little research has been undertaken into the part they might play in peacebuilding. In scoping out the possibilities for ICTs within EU conflict prevention and peacebuilding, this paper summarises the current role of ICTs in the context of peacebuilding scholarly knowledge, policy and practice with the aim of identifying further research questions and key methodological considerations.

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