Improving the Effectiveness of Capabilities (IEC) in EU Conflict Prevention (2017)

Improving the Effectiveness of Capabilities (IEC) in EU Conflict Prevention (2017)

Lead beneficiary: Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Delivery date: 10/2017

Revision: 1.0

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Executive Summary:

The IECEU, which stands for Improving the Effectiveness of Capabilities in EU Conflict Prevention (IECEU) is a multinational project aiming at enhancing conflict prevention capabilities. This project has received funding from the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, HORIZON 2020. The IECEU Consortium itself consists of a diverse group of civilian, research and military organizations. The members consist of 12 partners, from 7 different countries, and they are:

• Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Finland, Consortium Coordinator, www.laurea.fi)
• Safer Globe (Finland, https://saferglobe.fi/)
• University of Ljubljana (Slovenia, https://www.uni-lj.si/eng/)
• Centre for European Perspective (Slovenia, www.cep.si)
• National University of Ireland Maynooth (Ireland, www.maynoothuniversity.ie)
• Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (Austria, www.aies.at/english/)
• Royal Danish Defence College (Denmark, www.fak.dk/en)
• University of Roskilde (Denmark, https://ruk.dk/en)
• Enquirya (The Netherlands, www.enquirya.com)
• Crisis Management Centre Finland (Finland, www.cmcfinland.fi)
• Finnish Defence Forces International Centre (Finland, http://puolustusvoimat.fi/en/web/fincent)
• As associated partner: European Security and Defence College (Belgium, www.eeas.europa.eu)

Through analyses and evaluations the project aims to identify the best practices and
develop new approaches and solutions. In order to achieve the set goals, the IECEU
project aims to strengthen cooperation between different actors, in the operational
context. The project looks to provide recommendations for the EU to guarantee
long-term stability. The project had three main objectives and they are:

• to analyze the current situation of on-going and past EU CSDP missions and operations
• to learn from the lessons provided by these CSDP missions and to assess the different options
• to provide new solutions, approaches and recommendations for the EU, in order to guarantee long term stability, through conflict prevention and peacebuilding