IECEU – Improving the Effectiveness of Capabilities in EU Conflict Prevention

“Enhancing the conflict prevention capabilities in CSDP missions and operations.”

IECEU is a three-year project (2015–2018), which aims towards enhancement of EU’s external activities. The consortium is coordinated by Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Finland) and consists of a diverse group of eleven civilian, research and military organisations from seven EU countries reflecting the variety within EU missions. The overall goal of the project is to find out new approaches and solutions to respond to the future challenges and threats.

The project analyses and evaluates the missions’ and operations’ effectiveness in three selected, case study areas, where Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) activities are represented: the Balkans, Africa, and Middle East/Asia. Such comprehensive analysis of current external actions can provide better answers to creating more effective missions and operations. Through analyses and evaluations, the project will identify best practices and develop new approaches and solutions. It aims to strengthen cooperation between different actors in the operational context and to provide recommendations for EU to guarantee long-term stability and to create new types of solutions and mechanisms for conflict preventative activities as an approach to guaranteeing safe communities. The project will also produce a catalogue of best practices and recommendations for the EU to strengthen its capabilities and to focus its strengths more effectively.

The main goals of the IECEU project are:

Analysing the current situation of on-going and past European Union CSDP missions and operations.

Learning from lessons provided by these CSDP missions and assessing the different options.

Providing new solutions, approaches and recommendations for EU to guarantee long-term stability through conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

CEP is involved in seven of the nine working packages and is leading the working groups on dissemination. Follow our regular publications on the project website and social networks. CEP has also participated in the field work in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.





Applications Open: Mentoring in civilian crisis management (MMA), Nairobi, Kenya

Date: 12 - 15 February 2019 Place: Nairobi, Kenya Overall Aim The course will aim to consolidate the understanding of the role of a mentor and processes of mentoring in peace operations with the necessary shift of mind-set and attitude: from being a ‘doer’, alias...
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Boštjančič Pulko and Klemenc on the Berlin Process as an Actor in Internal Security and Counter-Terrorism

A new article The Berlin Process as an Actor in Internal Security and Counter-Terrorism: Opportunities and Pitfalls, written by Jelka Klemenc from DCAF Slovenia and Ivana Boštjančič Pulko from CEP deals with potential engagement of the Berlin Process in the internal...
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(In)effective Planning Capacity of CSDP Mission: Comparative Analysis of EULEX Kosovo and EUFOR Althea

In the framework of the "IECEU - Improving Effectiveness of Capabilities in EU Conflict Prevention" project a new article has been published by CEP's project manager Ivana Boštjančič Pulko. The paper "(In)effective Planning Capacity of CSDP Mission: Comparative...
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Concluding activities of the WOSCAP & IECEU in Brussels

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, which was organised by the Centre for European Perspective (CEP) in cooperation with ESSEC...
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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...
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CEP at the Belgrade Security Forum

CEP representative Ivana Boštjančič Pulko joined Belgrade Security Forum, titled “Building a Common Future in the Age of Uncertainty”, held in Belgrade between October 11th and 13th, where more than 100 speakers have joined in various sessions, plenary panels, round...
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Final Conference “Effectiveness and Inclusivity of EU Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention”

IECEU (Improving the Effectiveness of Capabilities in EU Conflict Prevention) and WOSCAP (Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding) are together organizing their Final Conference "Effectiveness and Inclusivity of EU Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention"...
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The EU needs a continent of pooling and sharing for its security – not only little islands

The analyses of the effectiveness of Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) – crisis management operations, implemented by the IECEU-project, also researched the current initiatives of pooling and sharing of capabilities (P&S) and how it is perceived at mission...
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EUFOR Althea: o (ne)efikasnosti operacije za upravljanje krizom u Bosni i Hercegovini

EUFOR Althea je vojna operacija, uspostavljena u okviru Zajedničke vanjske i sigurnosne politike (ZVSP – Common Security and Defence Policy) i predstavlja najdužu vojnu operaciju pod ZVSP, te predstavlja integralni pristup Evropske unije (EU) prema Zapadnom Balkanu....
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Article on the effectiveness of the operation Althea in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Centre for European Perspective has together with University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, prepared and published an article within Slovenian Ministry of Defence Monthly Journal Slovenska vojska. Article tackles the effectiveness of an operation that...
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