Definitions for "Peace building"
postconflict diplomatic and military action to identify and support structures that tend to strengthen and solidify peace to avoid a relapse into combat.
Peace building is the process of restoring normal relations between people. It requires the reconciliation of differences, apology and forgiveness of past harm, and the establishment of a cooperative relationship between groups, replacing the adversarial or competitive relationship that used to exist.
A dynamic process, a continuum of development that involves the construction of new relationships and the reconstruction of some existing relationships as part of a progression from conflict and distrust towards the development of sustainable relationships and a more peaceful and stable society in a post conflict situation. The EU funded Peace II Programme aims to contribute towards peace building and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.