The IECEU (Improving the Effectiveness of Capabilities in EU Conflict Prevention) and WOSCAP (Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding) projects are organising their final conference together on Wednesday 8 November 2017 with the purpose of bringing together all relevant stakeholders and end-users in the field of European Union’s conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
The conference will aim to present both H2020 projects’ research results and recommendations as well as to contribute to further debate and improvement in EU’s conflict prevention and peacebuilding interventions through sustainable, comprehensive and innovative means.
The speakers will include representatives from various EU institutions such as the European External Action Service (EEAS), PRISM, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation (DG DEVCO), and the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), alongside academics and peacebuilding practitioners from around the world, who have contributed to these projects. Civil society representatives and practitioners from different partner regions in the world, such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Mali, Georgia, Yemen and Ukraine will also participate in these debates. Various EU Member States, as well as representatives from the UN and OSCE are also expected to take part.
The conference will specifically focus on:
- Main aspects of conflict prevention
- Integrated approach
- Effectiveness of EU missions and operations
- Potential for pooling and sharing in CSDP
- Civil-military cooperation in CSDP
- Inclusivity, local ownership and civil society perspectives in peacebuilding.