EU-LISTCO is a project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program that aims to investigate the challenges posed to European foreign policy by identifying risks connected to areas of limited statehood and contested orders. Areas of limited statehood are regions where the central government authorities lack the power to enforce laws against pervasive violence. Some regions of the EU also deal with an insurmountable amount of contested orders which challenge social norm and principles that can escalate into hostile and violent behavior when it is not properly contained. The project is coordinated by two professors of the Freie Universität in Berlin and is made up of a consortium of fourteen leading universities and think tanks. Dr. Amichai Magen, who is the senior lecturer and Head of the MA Program in Diplomacy & Conflict Studies at the Lauder School of Government, is leading the IDC’s involvement in the project which will run through February 2021. The consortium works in close collaboration with European foreign policy decision makers to strengthen and better prevent potential risks in areas of limited statehood in the European Eastern and Southern neighborhoods.
More details about the project can be found here:
Dr. Amichai Magen: