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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Last year, YPFP Brussels marked 10 years of fostering the next generation of change makers and leaders of tomorrow. Celebrating our 10th anniversary gave us the opportunity to take stock of our achievements over the past 10 years. As an organisation, we are extremely proud to have had a major impact on the lives of…

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Since our launch in 2008, the Brussels branch of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy has welcomed thousands of members to hundreds of events, organised by many talented volunteers. Whether it be our Ambassador Series or pub quizzes, we are extremely proud of everything we have achieved in ten years, and look forward to many more…

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In addition to your sunglasses, comfy clothes and cheerful mood, do not forget to take with you a few stimulating online readings from the YPFP Summer Reading List. It will be the perfect combination for a beautiful day outdoors while reading exciting pieces picked by YPFP members and staff. Check out our five selections for…

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YPFP has been mentioned in a brand new podcast run by students from the Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS).   Beyond Brussels, a free web-based podcast focusing on current affairs, features insightful discussions and debates on the world’s hottest topics. Interviews and debates on serious topics are mixed with interesting initiatives and events across…

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