School of Transnational Governance
Students take part in an executive training session at the European University Institute. Photo by the European University InstituteCredit

Learning from Conflicts: Approaches to Peace-Building and the Role of Europe


Date: Soring 2021

Place: Online

Course Coordinator: Luigi Narbone (EUI)




This executive training analyses different approaches to conflict resolution and peace-building and the role that Europe can play in these processes. The training is organised in collaboration with the MEDirections programme and has come to its third edition.

During the three-days training, participants will take part in interactive sessions and workshops with prominent academics and experienced professionals in the field. The theoretical frame of the course is provided by three scholars, while researchers and professionals with conflict-specific experience will give their perspectives on the main themes covered: drivers of conflict, and the economic and political dimension of peace-building and negotiations.


Who should attend?

  • Practitioners and policy makers working in the field of conflict prevention and resolution, mediation, prevention of violent extremism and humanitarian assistance
  • Officials from EU institutions, member states' governments and international organisations;
  • Practitioners and consultants from the private sector;
  • Managers from NGOs.


How you will learn during this training

Participants will analyse these issues in the framework of three strategic areas, with insights from economics, political science, psychology and organisational behaviour:

  • Political and economic dimensions of conflict resolution and peace-building
  • Drivers of conflicts and conflict resolution
  • Approaches to diplomacy and negotiation



What you will gain from this training:

  • Different approaches to conflict resolution and peace-building
  • How to create positive engagement with local stakeholders 
  • Techniques for conflict prevention and mediation
  • Key pointers in humanitarian assistance
  • Identifying, anticipating and managing international risks



Meet your Course Coordinator:


Luigi Narbone

Part-time Professor at the STG and Director of the Middle East Directions Programme at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. Previously, Prof. Narbone was Ambassador, Head of the EU Delegation to Saudi Arabia, and non-resident Ambassador to Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, UAE and Kuwait. He held positions in the EEAS; the DG for External Relations; the EC Delegations in the Russian Federation, Chile, and Turkey; the UN and the UNDP.