EPSS Lecture: Europe’s Return to United Nations Peacekeeping: Challenges, Opportunities and Ways Ahead

On 12 September (17.00 – 20.00) the Global Governance Institute (GGI), in cooperation with Vesalius College Brussels will organise EPSS Conference and Public Launch of the EPSS Lectures Series 2014.

The conference, which is sponsored by the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES), will focus on the theme of ‘Europe’s Return to United Nations Peacekeeping: Challenges, Opportunities and Ways Ahead’.

Venue: Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels

Attendance is free, but please register HERE

For further information, please contact Giulia Tercovich at gtercovich[@]globalgovernance.eu.



Welcome Remarks: Svitlana Kobzar, Academic Director, European Peace & Security Studies Programme, Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Facilitator: Joachim Koops, Director of the Global Governance Institute and Dean of Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel


‘The French Perspective on Peacekeeping’

Alexandra Novosseloff, Research associate at the Centre Thucydide and Senior Policy Adviser at the Strategic and Policy Department of the French Defense Ministry and GGI Senior Expert

‘The UN Perspective on Europe’s Return to UN Peacekeeping’

Rory Keane, Head of the UN Liaison Office for Peace and Security, Brussels

‘The CSDP-UN Action Plan and the EU’s support to UN peacekeeping’

Helena Boguslawska, Deputy Head CSDP Policy, EEAS


Interventions and open Discussions by CRN Members and Public, Attending Network Members:


Isabelle Balot, Global Governance Institute

Cedric De Coning, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Norway

Markus Gauster, Institute For Peace Support And Conflict Management (IFK), Austria

Ray Murphy, University of Galway, Ireland

Tobias Pietz, German Centre for Peace Operations, ZIF

Cecilia Hull Wiklund, Swedish Defence Research Agency FOI

Niels Van Willigen, University of Leiden, the Netherlands

Peter Viggo Jakobsen, Institute for Strategy Royal Danish Defence College, Copenhagen

Robert Zuber, Global Action to Prevent War and Armed Conflict, New York, USA

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Europe's Return to UN peacekeeping

Europe’s Return to United Nations Peacekeeping: Challenges, Opportunities and Ways Ahead examines the core obstacles, prospects and ways ahead for a select pool of European countries that are curren...

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