Research and Cooperation

Objectives

The Programme focuses on supporting the activities within the Preventive Policy Planning Programme through in-depth research, development of methodology in preventive activities, raising awareness and building up capabilities and skills of mass atrocities prevention within the International Community and enhancing coherence among international actors. To this end, the Budapest Centre intensively collaborates with  its international network including governments, academia, International Organizations and non-governmental organizations.

Priorities

– Preparation and coordination of academic research, with a view to explore the background  of international law and international relations  and    enhance the theoretical framework of the Responsibility to Protect;

– Preparation of in-depth research with a view to support daily preventive activities;

– Design and implementation of awareness raising campaigns and skills building exercises in close cooperation with specialized            agencies and    organizations;

– Promotion of education (including teaching, research, and social services activities) related to the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities;

– Promotion of cooperation between the Centre and the International Community through  conclusion of Memoranda of Understanding and implementation of joint programmes and events;

– Development of a public database and world-map of international, regional, national and local institutions, organizations and individuals working in  the field of genocide and mass atrocities prevention and facilitate collaboration among them.

Since 2011, within the Programme of Research and Cooperation the Budapest Centre :

– Managed the activities of the Task Force to prepare a Report on the EU Capabilities to Prevent Mass Atrocities;

– Prepared in-depth analyses on countries threatened by mass atrocities;

– Organized skills building exercises in the Visegrad countries;

– Arranged workshops for representatives of academia and practitioners to discuss challenges related to the Responsibility to                 Protect;

– Organized series of seminars for students in universities;

– Developed criteria for  setting up research teams;

– Prepared criteria for the application of evaluation indicators on the skills building activities of the Budapest Centre;

– Signed Memoranda of Understanding i.a. with the UN Office on Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect and                                   the International    Conference on the Great Lakes Region;

– Joined the International Coalition on the Responsibility to Protect and the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office.