Debriefing EU Mediators: Summary and Key Lessons from a debriefing with the former EUSR for the Great Lakes Region

Publication date: December 1, 2012
Publication author: Canan Gündüz, Eugène van Kemenade

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The European Union (EU) is increasingly active as a global peacemaker, supporting peace processes and also directly mediating between conflict parties in several instances.

Given this commitment, it is important to create systems to synthesise and make available the knowledge gained from these engagements.

This can further strengthen the EU’s efforts in peace mediation in other parts of the world.

The aim of this publication series is to analyse and present key practice and policy lessons from the work of EU mediators.

This edition presents lessons on:

  1. Specificities of EUSRs’ regional mandates
  2. Their interaction with bilateral EU diplomats, and EU institutions
  3. Challenges in combining EU political and development ‘identities’
  4. How EUSRs and their teams can develop and implement strategy over time and throughout different conflict phases.
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