Joint Final Conference of WOSCAP & IECEU Projects


Final WOSCAP & IECEU Conference

Brussels, November 8th 2017

09:00 – 18:30

IECEU (Improving the Effectiveness of Capabilities in EU Conflict Prevention) and WOSCAP (Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding) are organising their final conference together on 8 November 2017 in Brussels, with the purpose of bringing together all relevant stakeholders and end-users in the field of the European Union's conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts. The conference will aim to present both H2020-funded projects research results and recommendations as well as to contribute to further debate and improvement of the EU's conflict prevention and peacebuilding interventions through sustainable, comprehensive and innovative means.

WOSCAP focused on three types of existing EU interventions, namely multi‐track diplomacy, security sector reform, and governance reform through a combination of desk and field research in Mali, Yemen, Georgia, Ukraine, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Guatemala and Honduras and produced a tailored set of recommendations to improve the EU's civilian means for conflict prevention and peacebuilding. It has identifies current capabilities, gaps, best practices, lessons learned and research priorities.

IECEU analysed best practices and lessons learned of eight on-going and past European Union CSDP missions and operations in the Western Balkans (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo), Africa (Congo, Libya, South Sudan and Central African Republic), Palestinian Territories as well as Afghanistan with the aim of providing a catalogue of practices, new solutions and approaches for the EU to guarantee long-term stability through conflict prevention and peacebuilding with special focus on pooling and sharing as well as civil-military cooperation.
The conference will specifically focus on:
  • Main aspects of conflict prevention
  • Integrated approach
  • Effectiveness of EU missions and operations
  • Potential for pooling and sharing in CSDP
  • Civil-military cooperation in CSDP
  • Inclusivity, local ownership and civil society perspectives in peacebuilding.
Agenda with speakers and exact location of the conference will be available in the upcoming weeks.
You are kindly invited to
register for the conference here.
Kind regards from the organising committee:
  • Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Laurea UAS), Finland
  • Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), The Netherlands
  • Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation, ESSEC Business School (IRENE), France
  • Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia



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