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Tuesday 05 December 2017 11:00 - 13:00
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public lecture

The EU and state-building in Palestine: EU policies and Palestinian perceptions


The Europe and the World Theme presents the 2nd edition of the ACCESS Europe Practitioners Series on the EU and conflicts both in its territory but also its neighbourhood. Three lectures by renowned academics and experienced practitioners are lined up. 

Since the 1993 Oslo Accords, the EU, more than any other international actor, has heavily invested in the Palestinian state-building with the aim of helping the Palestinians build their own institutions. The rationale behind this was that the building and well functioning of Palestinian institutions would lead to the establishment of a Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace and security. This was also the rationale behind the Roadmap as well as the Palestinian former Prime Minister’s Salam Fayyad Plan entitled "Palestine — Ending the Occupation, Establishing the State”. Despite the fact that the EU was the main contributor to Fayyad’s plan, its member states failed to reach a consensus in the 2012 UN vote upgrading Palestine to a ’non-Member Observer State’. The aim of this event is to take stock of the EU’s policies towards the Palestinian state-building, shed light on recent initiatives as well as analyse Palestinian perceptions towards them. 


H. E. Ambassador Rawan Sulaiman, Head of the Palestinian Mission to the Netherlands.

Mr. Thomas Seiler, Deputy Head of Division of the European External Action Service in charge of Israel, the occupied Palestinian territory and the Middle East Peace process

Registration for this event is closed.



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