The role of Civil Society in post-conflict scenarios

Panel from "European responses to territorial conflicts in the EU" event

News / 29.11.23

Our event “European responses to territorial conflicts in the EU” took place on November 7, 2023, in Brussels, and included interesting and powerful speeches from civil society, academics, researchers, journalists and scholars.

In the second conversation, the speakers gave their unique view on the role of civil society in the conflicts in Cyprus and Northern Ireland.

Maria Hadjipavlou, associate professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus, teaches Comparative Politics, Gender Studies, Conflict Resolution, International Peace and Security. She has facilitated and designed numerous conflict resolution workshops among different social groups from the Cypriot communities. In her contribution she points out the effects of the conflict on civil society, focusing on the role of women.

Maeve McLaughlin, Director of the Bloody Sunday Trust, community-based organisation established in Derry in 1996, explains her experience in assisting the Bloody Sunday families in their quest for truth and justice and the importance of institutional acknowledgment of governmental responsibilities.

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This event was financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the event nor the opinions of the speakers.

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This is a joint event of Coppieters Foundation and Iratzar Fundazioa

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Picture by Majid Gheidarlou on Unsplash

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