International Peace Building
The Rockwool Foundation supports activities promoting peace building in conflict and post-conflict areas in the world, understood as interventions designed to reduce the risk of lapsing or relapsing into violent conflicts, to build a society’s ability to manage conflicts peacefully, and to promote socioeconomic development.
Most conflicts happen within states – not between them. Conflicts and violence harm social and economic development and deprive people of hope and belief in a better future. The Rockwool Foundation regards every conflict as unique, but believes that prerequisites for dealing with a conflict are understanding and addressing its root causes, understanding the different stakeholders, and supporting an approach that deals with commonalities instead of focusing on differences. Working through entrepreneurial problem-solvers and creative thinkers who can develop clearly defined, achievable projects and who can also develop innovative tools and suitable approaches to the very difficult area of peace building is therefore prioritised. The Rockwool Foundation also believes that a root cause of conflicts in many areas of the world is scarcity of resources and hunger. Consequently, wherever relevant, approaches targeting social capacity building and hunger will be prioritised.