Main Findings from Country and Desk Studies

This report is the first effort to systematize the findings from the country studies and desk studies of the WOSCAP project. Indeed, this preliminary overview points at the complexity of processes of intervention and the multiple factors that are relevant to and may also affect the EU's interventions. Some of them are in the EU's own hands and can easily be remedied, if needed, while others are outside the EU's span of control and are more difficult to tackle. In this regard, the report shows that dilemmas are part and parcel of the EU's reality of international intervention in the field of peacebuilding and statebuilding and that these dilemmas need to be understood and analysed. The case studies show a mixed record. In several instances the EU has managed the dilemmas and local complexities well. In other cases there is still room for improvement. It is up to the next steps of the WOSCAP project to further identify both the restraints and the possibilities to improve EU capabilities with regard to conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

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