Main Takeaways:  Political language is something not accessible to everyone. The work of a communicator is to grasp the fact that a political position needs to be translated in a way that is understandable to the media, various stakeholders, and to the citizens in order to avoid misunderstandings. Communicating EU foreign policy is a tiring…

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Executive Summary: The Sahel will be a key region on the EU’s agenda in the future as its stability greatly affects the EU’s southern border. A new EU strategy should focus on improving governance, addressing political instability, preventing radicalization, and protecting civilians. Terrorism cannot be fought by arms alone, a more holistic strategy should be…

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Main Takeaways: A critical analysis of women’s inclusion in peace and security must be made to distinguish between their role as the forefront of transformation for women’s rights or as an essentialist presence to promote the façade of women’s inclusion. Gender as a concept cannot be discussed through binaries, but rather as an intersectionality that…

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The Gender Data Gap represents the notion that data collection is centered around men’s view and experiences, and impacts all aspects of people’s lives. Data gathering and reporting must go beyond women and men as a binary and must be further disaggregated to include race, ethnic and religious factors. An intersectional approach in gathering and…

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Notes from the field: Why intractable conflicts are so hard to mediate By: Cristiana Lavinia Badulescu, PhD – Managing Director, YPFP Brussels On March 4, 2020 I had the pleasure to moderate an event organized by Young Professionals in Foreign Policy Brussels on ‘International Mediation in Intractable Conflicts: Breaking an Impasse’ with mediatEUr’s Senior Executive…

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