EU conflict mediation in its wider neighbourhood: mapping and explaining the EU’s incoherent involvement in peace-making

01 November 2020 → Ongoing
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • European union politics
    • International politics
    • Security, peace and conflict
European Union mediation conflicts Eastern Partnership Southern neighbourhood
Project description

The proposed research will address the puzzling observation that EU involvement in conflict mediation in its wider neighbourhood is highly inconsistent, whereby it engages in the mediation of some conflicts but not in others. Using a combination of Qualitative Comparative Analysis and process-tracing, it will map the different forms of EU engagement and examine the causal conditions explaining this variation.