Brot für die Welt

Center for Balkan Cooperation LOJA

KURVE Wustrow

Platform for Peaceful Conflict Management

YMCA Europe, Armenia

28 April 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Expert Debate
This format includes the presentation and discussion of emerging topics and trends, new and fresh approaches and ideas by guests who are experts in their field, with lots of space for active engagement of and discussions with the participants of the session.
Virtual Session 14

Sleeping Giant or Roaring Dwarf? What Role for the EU in It’s Eastern Neighbourhood?

The 44 days war on Karabakh ended with the signature of the ceasefire agreement on 09. November 2020, but a peace accord is not in sight. Multilateralism failed in conflict prevention in the EU's neighborhood and many issues remain unresolved. We are convinced that a high level of attention and longterm engagement in regional recovery and building positive relations between states and societies in the South Caucasus region would be needed. For this a special and permanent focus is required for Karabakh, as it proved to be a critical flashpoint for conflicting interests and policies of regional powers and beyond with a geostrategic relevance.

This session addresses the challenges and opportunities for an active engagement of the multilateral structures of OSCE and EU to contribute to building and maintaining constructive relations between states and societies in the South Caucasus Region. It also asks what contribution the German government could make in order to support such engagement.


Anzhelika Zakaryan
YMCA Europe, Armenia
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Bujar Luma
Center for Balkan Cooperation LOJA, Macedonia
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Johann Saathoff
Federal Foreign Office, Germany
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Stefan Meister
Heinrich Boell Foundation, South Caucasus Office
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Melanie Bleil
Brot für die Welt, Germany
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