Europe

06/09/2018 - Bernardo Monzani - Should the pursuit of peace remain at the heart of the EU? The ongoing discussions on the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 (MFF), the EU’s long-term budget, suggest that it may not. The European Commission has recently published its long-awaited proposal for the next MFF: entitled A Modern Budget for...

11/07/2018 - Bernardo Monzani and Bernardo Venturi - As violent conflict and instability have grown around the world and in the Mediterranean neighbourhood in particular, Italy has been thrust in a difficult position: affected by those crises in more direct ways than other European countries, it felt unprecedented pressure to actively engage as an international...

06/06/2018 - Bernardo Monzani - One of the main debates happening now in Brussels is on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the EU’s main tool for managing its finances. The current MFF will last until the end of 2020, but the debate around its successor has already started and the final decision on the new...

05/04/2018 - Aessandro Totoro - In one of my last assignments in Chad, I was carrying out a conflict analysis for a development agency working in the country. I was doing field research in a region that was experiencing a break-out of cholera. As I was there at the peak of the epidemic, a few...

29/02/2018 - Federica Susteric - In September 2017, almost two years after the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, 44 young experts gathered in Brussels to participate in the European Regional Consultation, part of a series of regional sessions organised within the framework of the Progress Study mandated...

16/10/2017 - Rashmi Thapa - Recent years have seen an increase in attention and awareness of the powerful role of youth as agents for peacebuilding. Many young men and women are creating youth-led movements, networks and organisations to build peace and transform conflicts and at times they are the primary actors in grassroots community development...