New thinking and solutions are needed to strengthen ongoing development of EU’s capabilities to tackle future security threats

New thinking and solutions are needed to strengthen ongoing development of EU’s capabilities to tackle future security threats   Authors: Kirsi Hyttinen, IECEU Consortium Coordinator/Senior Manager for Research, Laurea UAS, Maria Mekri, Executive Director, SaferGlobe & Kari Paasonen, Researcher, SaferGlobe The EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy is going through rapid development to better equip Read more about New thinking and solutions are needed to strengthen ongoing development of EU’s capabilities to tackle future security threats[…]

IECEU & WOSCAP projects gathered stakeholders of crisis management and conflict prevention

IECEU & WOSCAP projects gathered stakeholders of crisis management and conflict prevention Writer: Kirsi Hyttinen, IECEU Consortium Coordinator, Senior Manager for Research, Laurea UAS On November 8th, over 150 participants attended the conference ‘Effectiveness and Inclusivity of EU Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention’ at the Scotland House in Brussels. During the conference, policy makers, academics and Read more about IECEU & WOSCAP projects gathered stakeholders of crisis management and conflict prevention[…]

Recap of the Final Joint Conference of WOSCAP & IECEU

Recap of the Final Joint Conference of WOSCAP & IECEU   Download this press release (pdf) On November 8th, over a hundred participants attended the final joint conference of two Horizon 2020 research projects, WOSCAP & IECEU, at the Scotland House in Brussels. Both projects developed a catalogue of best practices, lessons learnt and recommendations Read more about Recap of the Final Joint Conference of WOSCAP & IECEU[…]

IECEU and WOSCAP final conference: evidence-based research to support Conflict Prevention and long-term Peacebuilding

IECEU and WOSCAP final conference: evidence-based research to support Conflict Prevention and long-term Peacebuilding   Improving the Effectiveness of Capabilities in EU Conflict Prevention (IECEU) and Whole-of-Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding (WOSCAP) held a joint final conference on 8th November in Brussels. The conference ‘Effectiveness and Inclusivity of EU Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention’ gathered over Read more about IECEU and WOSCAP final conference: evidence-based research to support Conflict Prevention and long-term Peacebuilding[…]

PRESS RELEASE: Conference on Improving EU Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention, 2nd November 2017

PRESS RELEASE 2nd November 2017 Conference on Improving EU Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention On November 8th, over a hundred participants will attend the conference ‘Effectiveness and Inclusivity of EU Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention’ at the Scotland House in Brussels. During the conference, policy makers, academics and civil society practitioners will present the findings of two Read more about PRESS RELEASE: Conference on Improving EU Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention, 2nd November 2017[…]

Article in Contemporary Military Challenges, an interdisciplinary scientific and technical publication published by Slovenian Armed Forces.

Ivana Boštjančič Pulko, Centre for European Perspective – CEP; Johanna Suhonen and Kari Sainio, Finnish Defence Forces International Centre, have published an article in Contemporary Military Challenges, an interdisciplinary scientific and technical publication published by Slovenian Armed Forces. Article, “Assessing the planning and implemention of EU mission and operation: Case Study of EUFOR Althea in Read more about Article in Contemporary Military Challenges, an interdisciplinary scientific and technical publication published by Slovenian Armed Forces.[…]

IECEU organises Advisory Board Meeting in December 2015

IECEU -project will organise its first official Advisory Board (AB) meeting in Brussels (Belgium) beginning of December 2015. Ten (10) invited members will join the one-day meeting. The first meeting will include the joint review of first IECEU results, such as IECEU Conceptual Framework for analysing the CSDP Missions and Operations. Moreover, the Advisory Board Read more about IECEU organises Advisory Board Meeting in December 2015[…]

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A team of three researchers from the Kennedy Institute,  Maynooth University  travelled to Afghanistan earlier this month for an IECEU field study that will provide new insights into Europe’s peacebuilding mission in the region.  The team evaluated the role played by the European Police (EUPOL) in supporting efforts in Afghanistan to build a civilian police Read more about Default title[…]

INSIGHTS INTO OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY

INSIGHTS INTO OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY IECEU identified operational capacity as leadership, training, organisational structures and decision-making processes, human resources, technologies, mission funding, culture, security, housing and procurement. Operational capability of the CSDP missions and operations usually strongly depends on both internal and external factors – external factors depending strongly on the specifics of the country where Read more about INSIGHTS INTO OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY[…]