VIDEO of the webinair: Introduction to the EU integrated approach to conflicts and crisis


Thursday May 6th 2021, 10.00 a.m.

This webinar is an open lesson of the Master in Cooperation and development.

In a rapidly changing world marked by many sources of instability and insecurity, the European Union has the ambition to be a global peace and security actor with the aim to promote peace, its values and the well-being of its peoples and the responsibility to preserve peace, prevent conflicts and strengthen international security.

Delivering on this ambition has been a key driver behind the EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS) adopted in 2016. The EUGS introduced the EU’s integrated approach to external conflicts and crises that aims at fostering human security by drawing on all relevant EU tools and policy instruments (i.e. diplomacy-development-security-defence) in a timely and sequenced manner.

This webinar, held by Edoardo Manfredini, aims at describing the elements of EU integrated approach and showing them applied in a case study on EU’s support to Central African Republic.

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Edoardo Manfredini is an Official of the European Commission and has been working for 20 years in International Cooperation mainly in fragile/post war contexts. His main fields of expertise are conflict resolution, democratization/electoral support, institution building and peace building.
After having worked as consultant, for NGOs and for the Italian Development Agency in Albania, Bosnia, Angola, Eritrea and Mozambique, he joined the European Commission in June 2008 taking the post of Good Governance Coordinator at the European Union Delegation to the Republic of the Sudan.
Edoardo now works in Brussels at the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) as Crisis Response Planner for Sudan, South Sudan, Central African Republic and the Southern Africa region.
He holds a Bachelor Degree in Law and Master’s degree in Cooperation and Development at the University of Pavia.