EPLO Brown Bag Lunch Events


EPLO Brown Bag Lunch events are 1 – 1.5 hour-long, informal round-table discussions on a wide range of geographic and thematic topics with relevance for the EU and its support for peacebuilding and conflict prevention. Participation is free and (usually) open to all but registration is mandatory.

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TitleImpacts of the war in Ukraine on radicalisation and violent extremism in the Balkans and the Middle East and North Africa
DateMonday 27 June
Time12:00 – 13:00 (CEST)
VenueEPLO Office
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Description

In addition to its many other effects, the war in Ukraine has raised concerns about peace and stability in the Balkans. Given the extent of Russia’s economic and military power in the Balkans, its ongoing aggression against Ukraine risks exacerbating the existing political and ethnic divisions, which could contribute to violent extremism in the region.

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – the largest grain importing region in the world, the interruption of the grain market that has been caused by the war is having negative repercussions on food security. This could in turn have negative implications for social cohesion in the region.

In this Brown Bag Lunch discussion, the coordinators of the CONNEKTPAVE and PREVEX Horizon 2020-funded projects will present the results of their research on the drivers of radicalisation and violent extremism, and share some reflections on the impact of the war in Ukraine on the Balkans and the MENA region.

They will consider the following questions:

  • To what extent does the war in Ukraine add new layers of complexity to the phenomena of radicalisation and violent extremism in the Balkans and the MENA region?
  • Are there new emerging drivers that need to be considered?
RegistrationPlease note that this will be an in-person meeting. Seats are limited and registration is mandatory. Please contact Lorenzo Conti if you would like to participate.
TitleConsolidation de la paix dans l’est de la RDC: application de leçons apprises dans un contexte changeant
Datemardi 28 juin
Time13:00 – 14:00
VenueBureau d’EPLO
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Description

En 2020, le Life & Peace Institute (LPI) a publié les conclusions d’une évaluation collaborative de dix années de consolidation de la paix au Nord et au Sud-Kivu, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Depuis, LPI s’efforce d’appliquer les leçons apprises dans un contexte marqué par des dynamiques de conflit complexes aux niveaux local, provincial, national et régional.

Amédée Fikirini, directeur de LPI en RDC, présentera les principaux résultats de l’évaluation ainsi que les implications des récents développements politiques et sécuritaires dans le pays sur les interventions et politiques de consolidation de la paix, y compris le nouveau programme de démobilisation, désarmement et réintégration (DDR). Cette présentation sera suivie d’une discussion sur les défis et les opportunités de travailler “différemment” dans un contexte changeant, notamment de renforcer la coordination et l’engagement entre les organisations de consolidation de la paix et les autorités locales, nationales et internationales.

Vous pouvez trouver le rapport de LPI en français ici et un résumé en anglais ici.

RegistrationVeuillez noter que les places sont limitées et que l’inscription est obligatoire. Veuillez RSVP à Lorenzo Conti si vous souhaitez participer en présence, ou cliquez ici pour vous enregistrer si vous souhaitez participer en ligne.

Previous Events

June

07/06/2022: Time to decolonise peacebuilding (Dylan Mathews and Shannon Page, Peace Direct)


March

02/03/2022: What’s the password? The role of language in creating space for meaningful engagement in the global peacebuilding policy space (Luke Errington-Barnes, Conducive Space for Peace, Kloé Tricot-O’Farrell, Life & Peace Institute)


January

25/01/2022: Violence, Peace and Drugs: Policy and Practice Recommendations for the European Union (Paul Quinn, Christian Aid, Jonathan Goodhand, SOAS University of London)

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