IPP’s Conference at Vesalius College:

“Moving Towards AU-UN-EU Trilateral Cooperation in Peacekeeping”

-Lessons learned and short-term priorities-

The Institute for Peace in Partnership is organizing a public conference on the “Trilateral (EU-UN-AU) cooperation in Peacekeeping”. The conference is intended to offer an opportunity for experts, scholars, and students to engage in a dialogue on how best to strengthen partnership between these three organizations, in the field of peacekeeping. The conference will focus on short-term priorities and lessons learned from bilateral relations (EU-UN) (EU-AU) and (UN-AU) in peacekeeping operations.


Drawing on the High-Level Panel on Peace Operations’ call for stronger global-regional partnerships, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s demanded to build on experience to establish standing arrangements and procedures which can be applied flexibly when operations are sequenced or parallel, in September 2015. The United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU), and the European Union (EU) must produce a clear and solid framework for cooperation to boost collective ability to manage, plan, and execute peace operations. Africa, where EU-UN-AU cooperation mostly took place (e.g. Somalia, CAR, Mali), has been the geographical focus of past experiences. What are the lessons learned from collaboration, and which are the priorities to achieve strong trilateral cooperation?


  • H.E. Ajay Kumar BRAMDEO, Permanent Representative of the African Union to the European Union,
  • LCL Benoît LOT, Peace and Security Advisor, Pan-African Affairs Division, European External Action Service (EEAS).
  • Lisa LÖFQUIST SUNDSTRÖM, Policy Officer, EU-UN Cooperation, Crisis Management Planning Directorate, European External Action Service (EEAS).

Date & Time: 20 April 2016 (Wed), 18:00-20:00.

Place: Vesalius College (Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels).

To Register click here


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