Skip to content

EU programmes and action in fragile and conflict states: next steps for the comprehensive approach (WP1318)

EU programmes and action in fragile and conflict states: next steps for the comprehensive approach (WP1318)
Tuesday 18 - Thursday 20 February, 2014
Wiston House

Wilton Park
Wiston House, Steyning
West Sussex
BN44 3DZ
+44 (0) 1903 815 020

For more information see Your stay at Wilton Park

View map

Event no.
<p>The cost of participation is £1460. This covers 2 nights accommodation and all meals during the meeting and attendance at all sessions.</p>

Our first comprehensive approach conference in December 2012 stimulated much of the thinking that has since guided the work of High Representative/Vice President Ashton, EEAS, the Commission and member states.

This conference sought to build on the contents of the Joint Communication by examining in a more contextualised framework:

  • how to apply in a coordinated and sequenced way the EU’s tools (diplomacy, sanctions, CSDP, IfS and development) to different types of fragile state situations and phases of the conflict cycle;
  • possible mechanisms for achieving better coordination across relevant EU capabilities in key programme areas such as security and justice sector reform; disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) and proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW);
  • detailed case studies of specific countries and regions for lessons as well as for how the comprehensive approach could work in practice going forward and
  • to continue building a network of policymakers in Brussels and in national capitals across the range of key military and civilian capability areas to help drive the process forward

Further information

Conference: Operationalising the comprehensive approach

Report: Operationalising the comprehensive approach

News: GPPi contributes to Wilton Park conference on EU crisis management


Robert Grant: Programme Director

Biography and other events

Robert Grant: Programme manager


In association with