International Cooperation and Development

The development – security nexus. Recent evolutions and future challenges

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The speakers will also discuss the operationality of the nexus, the opportunities that offer and the main recent challenges.

This event will provide an excellent opportunity to exchange and discuss the development-security nexus which has become a central concept for the EU and for other international actors. The importance of the link between development and security is broadly accepted, however, nexus is one of the most controversial issues when it comes to budget divisions and in operational terms. A clear distinction between security and development could avoid misplacement of development resources. Other decision-makers are in favour of “a strong component of security in developing countries”, embedded in development. Against this backdrop, the seminar would like to offer the possibility to discuss the latest evolutions of the development-security nexus in EU policies and in the MFF. The speakers will also discuss the operationality of the nexus, the opportunities that offer and the main recent challenges.

 

Speakers

Bernardo Venturi
Senior Fellow, The Institute of International Affairs
Olivier Luyckx
Head of Unit, Security, Nuclear Safety - DEVCO.B.5
Lucas Mandl
Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Vice chair SEDE Committee
Petras Austrevicius
Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe, SEDE Committee
Lorenzo Angelini
Policy Officer, European Peacebuilding Liaison Office
Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw
Policy officer, the European Center for Development Policy Management
Vera Mazzara
Coordinator, European Think Tanks Group

Useful information

Date
29/09/2020 - 11:00 to 12:30
Organiser
europeaid-infopoint-conferences@ec.europa.eu
Venue
Webex Meetings
Infopoint Virtual Conference via Webex Meetings
Languages
English
Available seats
Registration for this event is closed.