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In reform we trust: improved EU-UN cooperation in preventing and responding to conflicts?

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Ahead of the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations, this seminar will be devoted to EU-UN cooperation in mustering civilian capabilities for conflict prevention, crisis response, conflict resolution and peace-building.

The United Nations are undergoing momentous institutional reforms, with a renewed focus on conflict prevention, to achieve greater collaboration between the peace, security, development and human rights pillars of the UN system. The European Union, as part of the implementation process of the EU Global Strategy, has revamped its peacebuilding toolbox, namely through the elaboration of an integrated approach to conflicts and crises, and of a strategic approach to resilience in the EU’s external action.

As the global security outlook in the EU’s neighborhood still displays immense challenges and limited ability of international actors to address fragility, conflict and violence, are the new tools sufficient to reduce vulnerabilities, grievances, and can they guarantee impact on the ground to prevent and respond to conflicts? How can a reformed EU-UN effectively cooperate with key humanitarian, development and security actors? The seminar will discuss these important issues, by presenting early findings and draw lessons from an EU-CIVCAP study conducted by a CEPS-IAI-EPLO team led by Dr. Giovanni Faleg.

The seminar is organised in cooperation with partners in the ‘EU-CIVCAP’ project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 653227. For more information, see http://www.eu-civcap.net.

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.

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Below is our list of speakers and discussants.

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Senior Research Fellow and Head of Foreign Policy and of Institutions Unit

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Giovanni Faleg

Associate Research Fellow, CEPS

Bernardo Venturi

Researcher, Istituto Affari Internazionali

Nabila Habbida

Senior Project Officer, EPLO - European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (TBC)

Maria-Manuela Cabral

Head of Unit, Resilience, Fragility, DG International Cooperation and Development - European Commission

Rory Keane

Head of the United Nations Liaison Office for Peace and Security in Brussels (UNLOPS)

Jozef Batora

Professor at the Department of Political Science at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia

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In reform we trust: improved EU-UN cooperation in preventing and responding to conflicts?

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CEPS Conference Room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels
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Day 1 - Monday
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