Expert conference

Peacebuilding and state-building in Libya

What role for the EU?

Conference 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.

Details

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,

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.

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Venue

Brussels

Publication

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

Dr. Luis Blanco

Research Associate Multinational Development Policy Dialogue