Sandro Knezović, PhD, a Research Advisor at the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) participated in Larnaca, Cyprus from 16-19 October 2023 as a speaker at the conference entitled ”Diplomatics Skills for the Common Security and Defense Policy.” The conference was created in collaboration between ESDC, the Cyprus Security and Defense Academy and the Diplomatic Academy of the University of Nicosia with the support of DG-NEAR and the Romanian Embassy in Cyprus.

Sandro Knezović, PhD, in his lecture ”Mediation in peace processes – the potential role of the EU”, referred to the complexity of today’s international security environment and the growing number of threats and conflict areas. Highlighting the importance of the concept of mediation, which leads to a change of perspectives, a question was raised about the role of the European Union in a time when the number of conflicts is increasing. The fundamental mandate of the European Union is to preserve peace and strengthen international security. Therefore, it is of great importance that the EU, faced with new challenges, creates policy foundations to strengthen its mediation role.

Skip to content