European Union External Action

Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)

03/05/2016 - 18:09
Policy - Activity

The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) is the EU's financial instrument to respond quickly and flexibly to conflicts and crisis. IcSP provides funding for short and mid-term actions on conflict prevention, crisis response and peacebuilding around the world, and longer term-assistance to projects linked to global and trans-regional threats.

Financial instrument for conflict prevention, crisis response and peacebuilding

The IcSP is one of the EU's financial instruments for external action. Managed by Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI), the IcSP provides short and mid-term assistance on conflict prevention, crisis response and peace building actions around the world. With a budget of EUR 2,3 billion for 2014-2020, IcSP manages currently around 200 projects in over 75 countries in areas such as mediation, stabilization, mine action, rehabilitation and reconstruction. In addition, DG DEVCO manages longer-term IcSP actions linked to global and trans-regional threats.

The IcSP projects are implemented by NGOs, the UN and other international organisations, EU Member State agencies and regional and sub-regional organisations. 

Map of IcSP projects on crisis response and peacebuilding

For more information about the IcSP projects, please visit the the IcSP map. The website shows a world map displaying an overview of IcSP-funded projects on conflict prevention, crisis response and peacebuilding around the globe.  Furthermore, the map includes project showcases that illustrate the work of the IcSP.