International Peace Building
The Rockwool Foundation supports activities promoting peace-building in areas of unrest in the world. The Rockwool Foundation believes that especially working through youth has great potential for proactively dealing with conflicts and transforming post-conflict situations.
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. However, the impact made in proactive peace building may be difficult to demonstrate and measure, and it is impossible to find a single ideal approach and cure for dealing with international conflicts. The Rockwool Foundation regards every conflict as unique, but believes that prerequisites for dealing with a conflict are understanding its nature, 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 the necessary tools and suitable approaches to the very difficult area of international peace building is therefore prioritised.