Stabilization of EU borders through European Institute of Peace
Minister-president Geert Bourgeois granted 50.000 euros to the European Institute of Peace (EIP) for its operation in Libya. This independent institute is currently active in southern Libya with a project of reconciliation between regionals parties and between South Libya and the international community.
The EIP, launched in 2014 by 8 European countries among which Belgium, focuses on conflict prevention and peace building in conflict areas outside the European Union. The institute works independently but operates within the EU foreign policy framework of the EU.
The EIP seeks to contribute to a more conducive environment for sustainable peace by engaging with local communities in southern Libya and by restoring interaction between the region and the United Nations and non-governmental organizations. The organization pays special attention to vulnerable groups, such as women, children and ethnic minorities.
Minister-president Bourgeois: “By integrating these vulnerable groups, the support for the projects grows. Flanders actively invests in conflict prevention and stabilization of the EU borders”.