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?”
Several EU governments have sent ships to the Mediterranean as part of efforts to tackle the ongoing migration crisis, but a number of non-governmental actors have also been involved in conducting operations. Daniela Irrera writes on the role of these actors.
A new EU-CIVCAP blog post has been published by Daniela Irrera, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Catania and our third Expert of the Month. The post is entitled, “The Unbearable Lightness of bargaining: the EU, Turkey and the refugees”.
Michael E. Smith has published an article in EUobserver. It begins, the dust has hardly settled from the terrorist attacks in Brussels, but the recriminations and remedies are already being voiced loudly across Europe and beyond.
A new EU-CIVCAP blog post has been published by Richard G. Whitman, Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent and our second Expert of the Month. The post is entitled, “The importance of mediation for the EU’s international profile”.