Peacebuilding and state-building in Libya: What role for the EU?

October 18 Wednesday

Date/time

October 18, 2017

Loc.

Brussels, Belgium

Type

Congress

Expert roundtable on the internal and external causes of insecurity and violence in Libya and the role of the European Union in peacebuilding and state-building efforts.

Also available in Deutsch

After the hopes that the UN-brokered Libyan Political Agreement would unify and pacify Libya were deceived, the instability inside the country led to an extension of areas of limited statehood and increasing insecurity. None of the involved actors enjoy unchallenged control over their zones of influence and military power largely depends on the support of tribal groups, militias and other armed actors. The European Union and its member states need to discuss how they can coordinate and increase their work efforts in peacebuilding and state-building entangled within this dynamic conflict setting.

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is thus organizing a conference in cooperation with the European People’s Party Group (EPP Group) and the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) on the internal and external causes of insecurity and violence in Libya and the role of the European Union in peacebuilding and state-building efforts. Participants include, among others,

H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Gebril, Former Prime Minister of Libya,

Roberta Bonazzi, President and Founder of EFD,

Joseph Daul, President of EPP,

Elmar Brok, MEP,

Roberta Metsola, MEP,

Arturo Varvelli, Senior Research Fellow at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies,

Mary Fitzgerald, Journalist and Researcher,

Nikolay Kozhanov, Academy Fellow at Chatham House,

Mohamed Eljarh, Non-Resident Fellow at Atlantic Council, and

Wolfgang Pusztai, Security and Policy Analyst at the National Council on U.S.-Libya Relations.

Contact person

Dr. Canan Atilgan

Director Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean

Dr. Canan Atilgan
Phone +216 70 02 94 60
Fax +216 71 96 23 81
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Türkçe,‎ русский,‎ Français

Sabina Wölkner

Head of the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue

Sabina Wölkner
Phone +32 2 7430-743
Fax +32 2 7430-749
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ русский,‎ B-H-S,‎ Polski