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Tuesday 3 MAY | DAY 1
Venue: Sala Anziani, Palazzo d’Accursio, Piazza Maggiore, 6, Bologna

10:00 -13:30
Civil Society Dialogue Network NGO Round-table Meeting with EPLO- The EU and Peacebuilding (invitation only).
The overall objective of the meeting is to enable representatives of Italian-based NGOs to increase their knowledge of EU peacebuilding policies and practices, and to learn about NGO advocacy efforts on the topic.

Are you an Italian NGO or association interested in attending?
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Launch of AP’s study on Italy and Peacebuilding

AP will present and launch the first report on Italy’s infrastructure and practices in the peacebuilding and conflict prevention domain. The study takes stock of the capabilities of Italian political institutions and non-governmental actors on peace and how they work in conflict-affected areas.

Welcome address: Anna Lisa Boni, Municipality of Bologna

Video message: Marina Sereni, Viceminister of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation


  • Bernardo Venturi, Agency for Peacebuilding
  • Representative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Donata Garrasi, Political and security strategist, former director political affairs UN

Moderator: Margot Jones, European Peacebuilding Liaison Office

Wednesday 4 MAY | DAY 2
Venue: Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS Europe), Via Beniamino Andreatta 3, Bologna

Re-imagining Conflict Prevention Conference

09:30 -10:00
Arrival of participants and welcome coffee
Welcome address
  • Bernardo Monzani, Agency for Peacebuilding
  • Michael Plummer, Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies
  • Anna Lisa Boni, Municipality of Bologna
Session 1 – An Agenda for Prevention after Ukraine
Guiding question: How is prevention prioritized in Europe? What is the potential of prevention to address the challenges to come?

  • Roberta Dirosa, European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • Juan Lucero Zelada, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute (EUI)
  • Martina Pignatti Morano, Un Ponte Per…

Moderator: Ben Moore, European Peacebuilding Liaison Office

Lunch break
Session 2 – Systemic prevention and early warning in a multipolar world
Guiding questions: How can efforts to address short term risks be balanced with the need to create structural prevention? Is early warning still a feasible option?

  • Hafsa M Maalim, Department of Political Affairs, Peace & Security, African Union
  • Anastasia Fusco, Adviser on Youth and Security, OSCE Secretariat
  • Francesco Strazzari, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and SAIS

Moderator: Irene Caratelli, American University of Rome

Coffee break
Keynote Exchange: The Future of Prevention

Bert Koenders, President of the Dutch Advisory Council on Peace and Security, Kooijmans Professor at Leiden University, and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

In dialogue with Hannah Roberts, POLITICO

Final Remarks

Thursday 5 MAY | DAY 3
Venue: Laboratorio 41, Via Castiglione, 41, Bologna

Next Generation Forum – (invitation only)
Role-play workshop on conflict prevention and social visit to institutions and civil society organizations in Bologna, organized in cooperation with the American University of Rome.
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