This report of the second colloquium organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the EUISS examines the causes and humanitarian consequences of urban violence through two case studies exploring organised crime and gang violence in megacities and urban violence in the context of uprisings respectively.
Former Research Fellow - Damien Helly
Damien Helly, from France, was with the EUISS between January 2008 and December 2012. At the EUISS, he dealt with Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe-Africa relations, and Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). His research activities included conflict prevention and crisis management, and linkages between security, development and governance.
In this special edition newsletter marking the 10 year anniversary of the EUISS becoming an EU agency, Álvaro de Vasconcelos offers his insight as to why the EU needs to think strategically, James Elles MEP writes of the importance of the ESPAS project, and individual contributions from all EUISS Research Fellows identify key strategic trends in their respective areas of expertise.
In the last decade, Angola has become a major player in Africa. This new role needs to be clearly understood by the EU and its Member States and matched by significantly upgraded engagement policies.