Civil Society Dialogue Network
The Civil Society Dialogue Network (CSDN) is a mechanism for dialogue between civil society and EU policy-makers on issues related to peace and conflict. It is co-financed by the European Union (Instrument for Stability) and EPLO, and managed by EPLO in co-operation with the European Commission (EC) and the European External Action Service (EEAS).
The second phase of the CSDN will last from 2014 to 2016. It will contribute to strengthening EU and civil society capacity to anticipate, analyse, prevent and respond to threats to stability and human development posed by violent conflict and crisis.
CSDN events (conferences, seminars and workshops) are open to all interested civil society actors and take place in Brussels, EU Member States and conflict-affected countries with EU presence. They focus on:
- geographic and conflict-specific situations (including an early response element) and conflict analysis
- strategic, policy-making and programming aspects of peace-building and conflict prevention
- transversal thematic issues relating to conflict prevention and peace-building.
CSDN events fall into the following categories:
5. The EU in International Peacebuilding Meetings
EPLO will produce background material, including briefing papers, reports, and policy papers. Updates on the CSDN will also be disseminated via the EPLO Conflict Prevention Newsletter.
Click here to download the European Commission's press release on the launch of CSDN I.
Click here to read all the publications from the first phase of the CSDN (2010-2013).
For more information about the CSDN, please contact Catherine Woollard.
Discussion Paper - Peacebuilding in Ukraine: What Role for the EU?'
Designing and Supporting National Dialogues: What Role for the EU and Civil Society?
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The purpose of the meeting is to look at the use of national dialogues as a tool for prevention and response to conflict, and to assess how to improve their design and implementation. Through the use of case studies, the dialogue meeting will identify lessons and generate concrete recommendations on the use, design, support for and implementation of national dialogues by the EU and others.
The agenda will be available soon.
For more information about this event, please contact Nabila Habbida.
Policy Meeting - Global Peace Index 2014: Peace, Institutions and Assessing Conflict Risk (June 2014, Brussels)
For more information about this event, please contact Josephine Liebl.
Policy Meeting - EUPOL Afghanistan (June 2014, Brussels)
For more information about this event, please contact Josephine Liebl
In-country Dialogue Meeting - Looking forward in Myanmar's peace process: How can the EU and civil society provide constructive support? (May 2014, Yangon)
- Background Papers:
- Ten Considerations for the Design and Preparation of National Political Dialogue Processes (version in Myanmar language)
For more information about this event, please contact Sarah Levit-Shore
Click on the following links for more information about earlier CSDN events: