Thursday 27 May 2021, at 15.00 – 16.30 EEST
The repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic in conflict-affected and fragile contexts have concerned experts and scholars since the beginning of the global crisis. Experts have warned that the pandemic would not only worsen humanitarian crises but that it would also be weaponised by conflict parties, whilst some have hoped that the crisis would catalyse de-escalation of violent dynamics. This webinar takes stock of the accumulated knowledge on the effects of Covid-19 on peace and conflict dynamics one year into the pandemic and discusses the need for conflict prevention and peacebuilding during the pandemic recovery. In this regard, it focuses on the EU and its renewed structures and instruments aimed at supporting development, peace and security in its external action. What should international actors, such as the European Union, expect from the pandemic’s implications for peace and how prepared are they to ameliorate the risks?
Registration by Tuesday 25 May to firstname.lastname@example.org