How to measure peace: The everyday blueprint


Thematic Track: Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies

How to measure peace: The everyday blueprint

Everyday Peace Indicators, The Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding
  • 31/10/2023 @ 11:00 - 12:30
  • GCSP- Conference Room 5th floor (pétale 4)

Traditional peace metrics might not always hit the mark. They can be broad, generalized, and often miss the granular truths found in day-to-day life. The Everyday Peace Indicators (EPI) is a way to capture the subtle rhythms of peace from community perspectives. EPI isn't just another index. It’s crafted to absorb the intricacies of peace in a multitude of settings. Peace is rarely captured by a cease-fire, it also resonates in the music at community events, the unhindered path to local markets, or the daily exchanges between neighbors. EPI offers researchers, practitioners and policy makers nuanced metrics that go beyond the conventional measures, providing a more comprehensive insight.

Join our workshop to learn about EPI's way of understanding, and measuring peace. We'll talk about how it can be used in different situations, and how to put it to work in real-life settings. Whether you're a researcher, someone working in the field, or just curious, we'll give you tools and tips to connect big peace goals with local, everyday experiences. Learn with us how to see and use everyday signs of peace in practical ways.


  • Dr Pamina Firchow, Associate Professor Brandeis University, Founding Executive Director of Everyday Peace Indicators, Everyday Peace Indicators
  • Eliza Urwin, Head of Research, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, CCDP, Geneva Graduate Institute
  • Dr Julianna Funk , Project Coordinator Everyday Peace Indicators Bosnia and Herzegovina