Gender issues are central to the changes that are currently taking place in EU foreign policy and peacebuilding, including many developments that are not explicitly billed as feminist, such as bottom-up, inclusive approaches rather than engaging with elites exerting control.
Policymakers and practitioners in conflict prevention, management, and resolution have been turning their attention towards new technologies and analysing their potential in helping international and local actors utilise innovative technologies in security operations.
Ahead of the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations, this event on 11 September 2017 in Brussels was devoted to EU-UN cooperation in mustering civilian capabilities for conflict prevention, crisis response, conflict resolution and peacebuilding.
On 16 March 2017 in Brussels, the third Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Policy Forum was held, in which a panel of two European Union officials, a senior diplomat of a Member State, and a civil society representative debated the concept of ‘resilience’ and its implications for EU conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
On 29 September 2016, a lunchtime event hosted by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, Belgium, brought together a number of researchers and policy experts from Europe to assess the ways to implement the EU Global Strategy, insofar as conflict prevention and peace building is concerned.
On 11 May 2016, a lunchtime event hosted by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, Belgium, brought together a number of experts from Europe and Syria to assess the conditions on the ground and reflect on the implementation of peace deal for Syria if and when the Geneva diplomatic process generates an agreement. The forum was entitled, “Postconflict Syria: Which EU civilian capabilities for reconstruction?”