In their research report titled "Fostering Constructive Relations: Approaches to Trust-Building in Peacebuilding Interventions", Viktoria Budde and Dr Karoline Eickhoff address the question of how international policymakers try to build trust in societies facing conflicts. The report focusses on trust relation between the population and, for example, the police and military. This relationship between civilians and state security actors is considered especially important for the stability of states by policymakers. Budde and Eickhoff analyse which approaches to trust-building are actually promising and uncover knowledge gaps on the role of trust in conflict societies.
The report is the result of a research cooperation between IFSH and the Berghof Foundation.