Dr Maria Adriana Deiana and Dr Ken McDonagh were invited to provide training for members of the European External Action Service (EEAS) on gender dynamics in the context of Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions. They travelled to Brussels on 28th-29th November to participate in a pilot seminar on Gender and the Women Peace and Security Agenda organised by the EEAS in conjunction with the European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA), Maastricht.
The training is part of efforts within the European External Action Service to effectively translate policy commitments on Women, Peace and Security into the practice of EU CSDP. The seminar was supported and chaired by Charlotte Isaksson, Senior Gender Advisor to the European External Action Service.
Dr Deiana and Dr McDonagh presented findings from their research with EU CSDP missions as part of their recently completed Irish Research Council New Horizons Project examining the gendered impact of CSDP missions in the Western Balkans. The workshop offered an opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue with practitioners, policymakers and other key researchers in the field of gender and EU foreign policy. The workshop is an example of the inter-connectivity between research, policy and practice that the School of Law and Government and IICRR strive to achieve.
A summary of the findings of the research entitled “Add Women and Hope?” can be accessed through Doras.
A recent article is available here: Deiana, Maria-Adriana; McDonagh, Kenneth (2017) ‘It is important, but…’: translating the Women Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda into the planning of EU peacekeeping missions’. Peacebuilding