Workshop report for the European Parliament: “Afghanistan: Challenges and Perspectives until 2020”

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This report summarises the proceedings of a workshop jointly organised by the European Parliament’s Committees on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and Development (DEVE) together with the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Afghanistan. The workshop, which took place on 17 November 2016, was chaired by Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Petras Auštrevičius (ALDE, Lithuania), Chair of the Delegation for relations with Afghanistan and member of the AFET Committee.

The main aim of this workshop was to build greater awareness in the European Parliament (EP) on current developments in Afghanistan, most notably in the aftermath of the Brussels conference on Afghanistan which took place on 4-5 October 20161. For this reason, experts were invited to provide first-hand
information to enable a well-informed debate on the situation in the country. The workshop was structured around three panels focusing respectively on 1) the political situation; 2) the security situation; and 3) socioeconomic


The full workshop report can be accessed here.