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First periodic review meeting

image1CEP has on 29th of November participated at a first Periodic review meeting of IECEU project, where Consortium members analyzed and debated the success and achievements of the project so far with external experts of the Research Executive Agency.

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Centre for European Perspective (CEP), University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Social Sciences) and the Finnish Defence Forces International Center (FINCENT) are organizing an IECEU round table discussion of experts on 24 May 2016 at Jable castle, MengeŇ°, Slo

ieceuIECEU project aims to identify best practices and lessons learned in CSDP missions and operations by analyzing the civilian conflict prevention and peace building capabilities of the EU, and to provide a catalogue of best practices, new solutions and approaches, which will be at the end of the project presented to the relevant institutions of the EU.

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Field trip to South Sudan and EU lessons learnt

IMG 2763The Improving the Effectiveness of Capabilities in EU Conflict Prevention (IECEU) project analyses best practices and lessons learned in the field of EU conflict prevention and peace building capabilities. It searches for new ways of improving the EU crisis management activities by producing a catalogue of practices, new solutions and approaches.

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What lessons can EU draw from its engagement in Kosovo?

IMG 2137IECEU project analyses best practices and lessons learned in the field of EU conflict prevention and peace building capabilities. It searches for new ways of improving the EU crisis management activities by producing a catalogue of practices, new solutions and approaches.

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Field study in Bosnia and Herzegovina - How the EU could enhance the effectiveness of its stabilization capabilities in BiH?

DSCN2702 1As part of the IECEU- project, Finnish Defence Forces International Center (FINCENT), University of Ljubljana and Centre for European Perspective (CEP) are conducting a study on the effectiveness of the EUFOR Operation (Op) ALTHEA. The aim of the study is to assess the main achievements and potential shortcomings in the implementation of the mandate of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) operation, as well as identify lessons and best practices from the EU’s contribution to the overall security and stability of Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH).

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The first meeting of the IECEU-project Advisory Board

AB meetingThe first meeting of the IECEU-project Advisory Board is taking place in Brussels today. Advisory Board consists of prominent experts, working in the field of civilian crisis management, peacebuilding, post-conflict stabilisation, policy or humanitarian tasks and in different organisations, such as EEAS, academic institutions, NGOs and others. The IECEU project is set to analyse and evaluate best practices and lessons learned with a view to enhance the civilian conflict prevention and peacebuilding capabilities of the European Union (EU). The miscellaneous expertise of the representatives of the Advisory Board will validate the conceptual framework of the project and its results as well as contribute to the high-level dissemination for all relevant information end-users.

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The first working package successfully completed

eu armyThe first working package of the project was successfully completed. Its objective is to provide the consortium with an up-to-date review documents for better understanding of the framework and definitions of the EU external action, civilian and military as well as existing practices in terms of pooling and sharing of capabilities. Documents are based on the literature review, expert discussions, online discussions and online surveys. Secondly, the first working package is establishing factors and indicators for measuring effectiveness of the EU CSDP operations as well conceptual framework and methodology to analyse the effectiveness of the EU in the upcoming case studies (the Balkans, Africa, Middle East and Asia).

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Workshops during the first working package

Gotenica workshop pictureDuring the first working package several online surveys and interviews were conducted as well as five workshops: one two-day internal methodological workshop of the IECEU consortium members in Finland, three internal expert panels and one panel open to public and held under the Chatham House Rule 21 October in Slovenia.

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Meeting of four consortium members in Slovenia

During the Hostile Environment Awareness Training HEAT' in Slovenia, 4 partner organisations gathered to also discuss issues related to IECEU field work and research in the Balkans and Africa, which will take place in the Spring of 2016.

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The IECEU project begins

ieceuThe new project IECEU started in the beginning of May 2015 and will last until end of February 2018 (33 months). IECEU -project aims towards enchancement of European Union (EU) external activities. The consortium is coordinated by Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Finland) and consists of a diverse group of civilian, research and military organisations reflecting the variety within EU missions. The overall goal of the project is to find out new approaches and solutions to respond the future challenges and threats.

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