European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO)

Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt)

27 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 3

The EU and Conflict Prevention – What Next After the German Presidency?

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.


Brice de Schietere
European External Action Service (EEAS)
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Heike Thiele
Federal Foreign Office, Germany
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Natascha Zupan
Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt)
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Sonya Reines-Djivanides
European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO)
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Jonathan Cohen
Conciliation Resources, United Kingdom
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The FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum is a series of events on current and overarching challenges and trends in peacebuilding. With the Peacebuilding Forum, we want to provide future-oriented impulses for the development of peacebuilding and strengthen the visibility and importance of the policy field in its entirety.


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