Report on EU comprehensive approach to conflict prevention and peacebuilding

This report appraises the evolution of the EU’s comprehensive approach into the integrated approach, in comparison with three other international organisations: the UN, NATO and the OSCE. The report makes a set of recommendations to improve the coherence and impact of EU’s integrated responses at the strategic and operational levels.

EU-CIVCAP Deliverable 4.3, 23 March 2018, 72 p.
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Executive Summary
Key Policy Recommendations for the European Union
1. Introduction
2. Conceptual Origins of the EU’s Comprehensive Approach
2.1 From the origins of the EU CA…
2.2 …to the rise of the CA policy framework
3. Comprehensive Approach Frameworks in NATO, the UN and the OSCE
3.1 NATO: building comprehensiveness to upgrade the crisis management machine
3.2 The United Nations’ integrated approach
3.3 The OSCE’s concept of comprehensive and co-operative security
4. Taking Stock of the EU’s Comprehensive Approach: Achievements and Challenges
4.1 The comprehensive approach: key actors
4.2 EU CA actions: thematic and geographical areas of implementation
4.3 Instruments and resources for comprehensive actions
4.4 CA practical cases and lessons learned
5. From Comprehensive to Integrated Approach
6. Conclusions and Policy Recommendations
Annex 1 – List of interviews

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