Budget: € 2,500,000
Location: Lebanon, North Beeka Valley
Date of project: 2017-2019
Implementing Partner: AKTIS Strategy and then B&S Europe
Distrust between citizens and security forces prevent security institutions from effectively understanding the relationship between citizens’ perceptions of security and stability at the local level.
In Lebanon, the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) regularly provides humanitarian assistance, and the Internal Security Forces (ISF) has started conducting community outreach in recent years. Notwithstanding these efforts, regional and local challenges manifested by the Syrian crisis, sectarian tensions and the rise of extremist groups have limited their capacity to directly and tangibly engage with communities in particularly unstable areas.