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EPNK

European Partnership for the Peaceful Settlement of the Conflict over Nagorny Karabakh

As a member of the European Partnership for the Peaceful Settlement of the Conflict over Nagorny Karabakh (EPNK), we support comparative learning in order to introduce alternative perspectives, stimulate fresh discourse and enable those affected to participate in promoting peace.

After around two decades of peacebuilding, at both the civilian and official level, there is still no prospect of peace in sight in the Nagorny Karabakh conflict. Many approaches have been tried, yet peacebuilders are working against the tide of militaristic narratives and sentiments, and their achievements are difficult to discern against the backdrop of further polarisation.

We provide opportunities for expert analysts and civil society leaders from across the conflict divide to research how other societies have addressed conflict-related issues. They then share these insights and ideas with their local communities, to encourage wider debate around the Nagorny Karabakh conflict context.

We also provide training to journalists and editors to increase their capacity to provide more balanced and nuanced coverage of conflict-related issues. This also enables them to build peer relationships across the conflict divide.

The journalists we worked with are now sharing their experiences with local communities via TV, radio, print and online media. Through their eyes, ordinary people are able to see how victims of other conflicts have found the personal courage to rebuild trust and live beside former enemies in peace.

To find out more, please visit the EPNK website.