Peace in Europe: The Role of the European Union in Peacebuilding and Security

  • Maria Stoicheva


The chapter aims at analyzing the specific characteristics of the EU’s approach to peacebuilding. It raises the questions of what kind of peacebuilder the EU is, what its distinctive approaches to peacebuilding at regional and global levels are. The chapter reflects on the nature of the European integration process as inherently a peace project. Drawing upon the notion of peace implemented in the process of European integration, the chapter further brings to light the current debates and aspirations on the global role of the EU, with a special focus on conflict prevention as a principal objective of the EU foreign policy, the UN-EU partnership on peacebuilding, the security-development nexus as part of the EU approach to peacebuilding and the lessons learned.


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  • Maria Stoicheva
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  1. 1.University of Sofia St Kliment OhridskiSofiaBulgaria

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