Friday, 21 December 2012 13:27

What Lessons from EU Mediators' Work? New Debriefing Report

What Lessons from EU Mediators' Work? New Debriefing Report

The European Union (EU) is increasingly active as a global peacemaker, supporting peace processes and also directly mediating between conflict parties in several instances. It is rare however that lessons are learnt systematically from EU mediators' efforts; and there are few publicly available records that reflect on their work.

For this reason, mediatEUr publishes the series 'Debriefing EU Mediators,' an effort to synthesise and transmit learning from EU mediators' experiences. 


In this latest edition, Roeland van de Geer, former EUSR for the Great Lakes Region, reflects on his engagement in several peace processes and the signing of multiple peace agreements in the Region. The report 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.

The full report is available for download on the right.