On June 28th, the EU funded project Cultures of Governance and Conflict Resolution in India and Europe (CORE), coordinated by the Security Programme at PRIO, held a workshop on the socio-cultural and structural premises of governance and conflict resolution.

The COREproject was officially launched in January 2011, and it will analyse the premises and operation of governance initiatives in conflict transformation processes through a combination of fieldwork, qualitative analysis and theory development. The project aims to fill the gap in knowledge about the impact that governance agendas have on local conflict dynamics, especially in the cases where identity mobilisation is a prominent factor. It will carry out case studies encompassing recent governance practices in Bihar, Bosnia, Cyprus, Georgia, North East India and Kashmir. The consortium is composed of researchers and analysts from both European and Indian institutions.