With European Council on Foreign Relations
At a critical time for the two-state solution, the Foundation for Progressive Studies (FEPS) in partnership with the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) undertook a research project focusing on the Middle East Peace Process. The aim was to identify how Europe can make better use of the foreign policy tools that it has at its disposal to safeguard the viability of the two state solution and create the conditions for a meaningful peace process.
Within the framework of the project, closed-door conference was organised in London on Thursday 14 September to explore possible contours for a new European policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The discussion also explored the impact of regional and international developments on prospects for resolving the conflict, and the potential drivers for progress within Israeli and Palestinian politics. A final paper by High Lovatt, Policy Fellow with ECFR's Middle East and North Africa Programme, was presented in December 2017, concentrating on how EU policy can be renewed in Israel and Palestine.