Libya Initiative

The Libya Initiative was founded in 2015 with a central focus on three areas: policy research on Libya with a strong fieldwork component, support for homegrown mediation initiatives and policy dialogues.

POLICY RESEARCH

The research track aims to inform policymakers in both Europe and Libya by producing policy-relevant analysis on the key dynamics and ongoing transformations in the country. Policy analysis is based on fieldwork and is produced in close collaboration with local analysts and researchers, with dissemination in both Arabic and English.

MENTORSHIP

The research track also includes a mentorship initiative aimed at supporting the creation of a network of Libya-based policy analysts.

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DIALOGUE SUPPORT

The dialogue support track is based on a close partnership with the ‘Peacemakers Libya’ team, a group of non-political Libyan community activists from all regions of Libya. It has continued without interruption since January 2015.

It has aimed to promote and support an inclusive bottom-up reconciliation process that can strengthen the political resolution of the conflict and help it take root.

LIBYA PLATFORM

In August 2020, we launched the Dialogue Platform for Peace and Stability in Libya (‘Libya Dialogue Platform’).

It aims to establish a continual coordinated platform for dialogue and exchange between Libya’s major political forces, Libyan and international researchers and the international community on key issues for peace and stability in Libya.

It includes:

  • Support to a dialogue process between Libya’s main political actors led by the Peacemakers team, addressing the conflict with an issue-based, long-term policy approach.
  • Production of policy-relevant analysis and organisation of policy events aiming to support Libyan policy debates and international peace-building strategies.

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ECONOMIC VISION IN TRANSITION TIMES

Economic Vision in Transition Times” is a series of publications that aims to stimulate discussions with Libyan experts and policymakers on the most relevant options for economic reform and rehabilitation in post-conflict Libya, as well as their potential impact on politics and society.

PUBLICATIONS AND BLOGS

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THE TEAM

Virginie Collombier, Scientific Coordinator

Musab El-Gaed Libyan Peacemakers team, Project Coordinator in Libya

Omar Sheira, Research Associate

May Tamimova, Research Associate

Hedi Selmi, Project Assistant

>> To get in touch with the Libya Initiative team, please contact us on  MED.Libya@EUI.eu