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02. October 2020

Annual Conference of the Advisory Board for Civilian Crisis Prevention and Peacebuilding 2020

What Do Crises Teach Us?

Civilian Crisis Prevention in Germany and the EU

Unresolved long-lasting conflicts in Europe’s neighbourhood, progressing
climate change and the corona pandemic as an amplifier – the European Union is
navigating through troubled times. During the German EU Presidency, important
political and financial decisions are due. Negotiations with the EU Parliament on
the European Council’s draft for the next multi-annual financial framework and
the EU Next Generation Programme are imminent. A new Africa Strategy and
an Africa-EU Summit are planned. How important will the civilian component of
crisis prevention and peacebuilding in the EU be in the future? What can we learn
from crises that were not prevented?

With its annual conference, the Advisory Board to the Federal Government
for Civilian Crisis Prevention and Peacebuilding would like to give an impetus
for more policy coherence for peace at the EU level and for stronger foreign
policy cooperation. Three years after the adoption of the Federal Government’s
Guidelines on “Preventing Crises, Resolving Conflict, Building Peace”, the
conference will draw political lessons from previous approaches and discuss
proposals for the further development of strategies and instruments at the
European level.

We would like to cordially invite you to this annual conference. It is aimed at
decision-makers from the EU and Germany, civil society and policy advisors,
as well as the interested public.