Youth perspectives from the global North
Type: PDF Size: 164Kb Published: April 23, 2018
This report presents the findings from two focus group discussions that were undertaken as a contribution to the Global Progress Study on Youth Peace and Security in Stockholm, Sweden on the 9th – 11th of August 2017. This study was conducted as a collaboration between Interpeace Sweden, The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and the Pluralism and [...]
From Margins to Mainstream: Fostering Inclusion in Sweden
Type: PDF Size: 3Mb Published: October 24, 2016
Following a series of social unrests in 2012 and 2013 in Sweden, Interpeace initiated a participatory research initiative in Tensta, a suburb of Stockholm, to better understand the challenges facing marginalized communities and identify practical ways to overcome exclusion. In 2015, Interpeace launched the second phase of its programme, engaging over 200 stakeholders across the [...]
Overcoming exclusion in Sweden through dialogue
Published: June 3, 2016
On 22 May, Interpeace’s Local Facilitator in Sweden, Tomas Amanuel participated in a debate on Swedish Television’s Agenda program with Interior Minister Anders Ygeman and Centre Party Leader Annie Lööf to discuss the efforts needed to address increasing crime in Stockholm’s marginalized suburbs. Tomas is part of Interpeace’s team leading an initiative on the challenges [...]
Can peacebuilding practice help build more inclusive societies in Europe?
Type: PDF Size: 5Mb Published: December 15, 2015 Author: Christelle Mestre and Rénee Larivère
This report discusses how peacebuilding in the Swedish community of Tensta has helped to foster inclusion among youth who faced with the challenge of being excluded from wider society. It provides an example of how peacebuilding principles can be used closer to ‘home’.
Voices from Tensta
Type: PDF Size: 2Mb Published: August 28, 2014
This report summarizes the key findings from a pilot project in Tensta, a suburb of Stockholm. A district-wide consultation process identified the main challenges and sources of tensions that stand in the way of social cohesion in Tensta. It captures the energy, enthusiasm, stories and current challenges as seen by the residents of Tensta today.