Seminar: EU Aid and Development Planning in Area C: Linking Humanitarian and Development Assistance in the Occupied West Bank

4 October, 2017, Rome

The seminar will address Italy’s and the EU’s evolving strategy towards Area C, presently comprising over 60% of the West Bank, and highlight the primary impediments, risks and constraints impacting humanitarian and developmental projects in the area. Invited speakers will provide detailed accounts of current and future initiatives in Area C and discuss potential strategies at the national and EU level that may help to improve long-term developmental initiatives for the area in the context of the EU’s policy of support for two states in Israel/Palestine. Particular attention will be directed at efforts to enhance coordination between the EU and its member states in the context of the provision of humanitarian and development aid to Area C as well as the experiences and priorities of Italian Development Cooperation in Palestine.