The creation of a European Institute of Peace could contribute to these endeavours, by:
- Creating a solid knowledge base of present and past cases relating to the European practice of peace mediation, which to this date is largely non-existent or at least non-systematised and thus difficult to translate into current approaches.
- Providing training and targeted coaching of Headquarters in the field of mediation, to enhance professionalism in the field of peace mediation, as well as to set some standards.
- Maintaining and deepening expertise to contribute to the professionalisation of the field.
- Managing financial resources to support mediation efforts.
- Deepening systematic cooperation with specialised non-state actors working in the field of peace mediation, so as to forge multi-track approaches endorsed by the EU concept.
- Deploying specialist expertise to ensure a rapid response when dealing with peace processes.
mediatEUr has been working for over two years to support the EU in these areas, by providing peace process advice; training and coaching; deployment of experts; debriefing EU mediators; and generating and disseminating of knowledge.