6 Oct 2020

The role of the EU in the protection of cultural heritage in conflict & post-conflict contexts in the Middle East

The report was executed by the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), and financed by the European External Action Service (EEAS).

Building on the EU’s experience in Iraq, the report reflects on how the EU could enhance cultural heritage as a component for peace and dialogue, and how it can be integrated into security strategies, development and peace-building processes in the Middle East region and beyond.

This report was written by Mehiyar Kathem, Giovanni Fontana Antonelli, Elke Selter and Damien Helly, with the support of Sophie Desmidt (ECDPM).


The report served as an input to the conference organised by the EEAS on 12 and 13 November 2020 on “The role of the European Union on the Protection and Enhancement of Cultural Heritage in conflict and post-conflict contexts and mediation”. 

Picture of the report, ECDPM