After six months of an intensive German Presidency of the Council of the EU, what has become of the objective “to review the effectiveness of the external crisis prevention and crisis management instruments of EU institutions and Member States and introduce measures to strengthen them further”?
Looking ahead, this session may also reflect on the implementation report of the German Guidelines on Preventing Crisis, Resolving Conflicts, Building Peace (expected to be published in April 2020). What has Germany learnt from this process? Are some lessons relevant for the EU’s own Integrated Approach to External Conflict and Crises?
Following-up on an expert workshop co-organised by EPLO and FriEnt in October 2019, the aim of this session is to facilitate dialogue between German and European policy-makers and civil society experts in order to gather analyses and recommendations on how to strengthen the EU’s efforts to build sustainable peace.