|Financing organisation :||International Peace Institute, Fondation Saint-Cyr|
|Person(s) in charge :||Elena AOUN|
This multidisciplinary and multinational project gathers a large team of researchers and practitioners and it aims at addressing the complexities of peacekeeping with the upgraded post-2006 UNIFIL as a case study. The specific topic researched by E. Aoun relates to the direct and indirect involvement of the EU and its Member States in the missions spelled by Security Council Resolution 1701 and other issues directly touching to UNIFIL’s mandate (border control, relations with the local population, stances regarding Lebanese internal politics and regional issues affecting Lebanon). Using qualitative methods, this research relies on a field enquiry and a series of interviews. It has given way to presentations in the framework of two seminars (Rome, June 2008; Madrid, June 2009) and should result in a chapter in an edited book.