Building Peace by Mediating in Violent Conflict: a Workshop

Main takeaways Conflict mediation and conciliation is a broad field that can be conceptualised and applied in very different ways. What matters, however, is that everyone engages in conflict mediation on an almost daily basis and usually the factors for success in mediation are similar, irrespective of whether applied to a global conflict or to…

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YPFP NATO Series 2023 – North Atlantic Council Simulation

On 24 November, YPFP Brussels held a NATO-sponsored North Atlantic Council (NAC) simulation at the NATO HQ in Brussels. The simulation was created by the Security and Defence Team of YPFP Brussels. Ms Lisa Picheny, from the NATO PASP Division, played the role of the Secretary General during the simulation, while Jonas Nitschke, Deputy Director…

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YPFP NATO Series 2023 – The Strategic Concept and NATO’s Next Decade

Main takeaways:   The 2022 Strategic Concept describes the security environment facing the Alliance, reaffirms its values, and spells out NATO’s key purpose of ensuring collective defence for its Allies.  In adherence to the Strategic Concept, NATO is adapting to meet the unique security demands of different regions. These regions include the Middle East and Northern…

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Make your case: protecting the 2024 European elections from foreign interference

With one year to go before the European Elections in May 2024, the European institutions are gearing up to defend this unique continent-wide democratic exercise form foreign interference. The future European Parliament will find itself addressing many critical questions for the European project such as the future of EU enlargement, regulating the digital sphere and…

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YPFP NATO Series 2023 – NATO and the Challenge of Defence Innovation

Main takeaways:   To survive and remain relevant in a multipolar world of rapidly evolving security risks and threats, and to compete successfully with Russia and China, NATO needs a new framework cantered on innovation as adaptation. Emerging and Disruptive Technologies (EDTs) are expected to play a crucial role in developing NATO’s military capabilities. Therefore, NATO…

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UN Water Conference 2023

Main takeaways:   Water is a fundamental part of all aspects of life, and access to water and sanitation services is a human right. It is inextricably linked to the three pillars of sustainable development and integrates social, cultural, economic, and political values. With climate change profoundly affecting our economies, societies, and environment, water is the…

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How to infiltrate the NGO Job Market

Main takeaways:   Working for an NGO can be fascinating and rewarding, but it has become increasingly competitive to break into. Finding a job in Brussels is not as straightforward as it may be in other cities in Europe. Our speaker shared her experience and insight in trying to infiltrate the NGO job market. Job sites…

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Economic Problems in 2023 Explained: A Centre-right Approach

Key takeaways:  The monetary policy in today’s world is to control inflation through interest rates.  When one comes to speak about the economy, he/she has to go back to the financial crisis which lasted up until 2014.  The economic outlook today is very uncertain, where there is lower and negative growth, a possible recession. However,…

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