Brown Bag Lunch Events

EPLO Brown Bag Lunch events are 1 - 1.5 hour-long, informal round-table discussions on a wide range of geographic and thematic topics with relevance for the EU and its support for peacebuilding and conflict prevention. More

 

Latest Event

 

Women's Dialogue Initiative: Bridging the Islamist-secular divide in Tunisia

Friday 5 December 2014

(13.00-14.00)

 


 

Academic Friends

Academic Friends of EPLO is an informal network of academics working on peacebuilding and conflict issues, and/or the role of the EU in peacebuilding worldwide. The purpose of the network is to connect practitioners and advocates seeking to influence the EU to make it more effective at peacebuilding with academics carrying out research on the EU and conflict. More

 


 

Mailing List

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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:

 

1. Policy Meetings

2. Geographic Meetings

(including Early Response Meetings and In-country Dialogue Meetings)

3. Funding Instruments Meetings

4. Member State Meetings

5. The EU in International Peacebuilding Meetings

6. Training Seminars

 

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 download an overview of the CSDN. (Version française)

 

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.

 

 

Latest Publications

 

 

 

Latest Events

 

Title

Refreshing Indicators for the EU's Women, Peace and Security Policy 

Type Policy Meeting
Date Wednesday 21 January 2015
Time 09.00-17.30
Location Martin's Brussels EU Hotel, Boulevard Charlemagne / Karel de Grotelaan 80, 1000 Brussels 
Short Description

With the fifteenth anniversary of UNSCR 1325 fast approaching, the UN High Level Review and a new leadership in place at the EU, it is time to take stock of EU implementation of UNSCR 1325, sharpen the Monitoring and Evaluation mechanism and lay the foundation for the future direction of the Women, Peace and Security policy. The EU has already completed two cycles of implementation of the EU Comprehensive Approach to UNSCR 1325 and 1820 and EU Member States agreed that it is time to revise the EU indicators. Most Member States have themselves completed more than one full cycle of implementation of their National Action Plans to implement Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and have invaluable expertise to share on how to monitor and evaluate progress (or lack thereof).

 

The overall objective of the policy meeting was to gather expert input into the refreshement of the EU Indicators for the Women Peace and Security Policy.  

Useful Links

Click here to download the latest version of the agenda.

For more information about this event, please contact Giulia.

 

 

Title

Masculinity and Violence: How Do Gender Identities Relate to Violent Conflict?

Type Policy Meeting
Date Thursday 22 January 2015
Time 09.00-12.30
Location Martin's Brussels EU Hotel, Boulevard Charlemagne / Karel de Grotelaan 80, 1000 Brussels 
Short Description

As the EU and other organisations focus their efforts on breaking cycles of violence and preventing violent conflicts around the world, they could play a key role in recognising, exploring and tackling the link between gender identities and violence, including in the framework of their support for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and following resolutions.

 

Against this background, EPLO and the EU are planning a Civil Society Dialogue Network policy meeting to discuss how gender identities relate to violent conflicts and how tackling these issuescan contribute to peacebuilding.

Useful Links

Click here to download the latest version of the agenda.

For more information about this event, please contact Giulia.

 

 

Previous Events

 

Policy Meeting - Youth in Conflicts: Agents for Peace or Recruits for Armed Groups? (December 2014, Brussels)

For more information on this event, please contact Ben.

 

 

Geographic Meeting - Armed violence and capacities for peace in Iraq: actors, causes, impact and EU responses (December 2014, Brussels)

For more information about this event, please contact Anna Penfrat

 

 

Policy Meeting - Designing and Supporting National Dialogues: What Role for the EU and Civil Society? (October 2014, Brussels)

For more information about this event, please contact Nabila Habbida

 

 

 

Related Pages


Click on the following links for more information about earlier CSDN events:

 

  • The EU in International Peacebuilding Meetings

 

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)More

 

Latest Events

 

Refreshing Indicators for the EU's Women, Peace and Security Agenda

 Wednesday 21 January 2015

Brussels

 

Masculinity and Violence: How do Gender Identities relate to Violent Conflict?

Thursday 22 January 2015

Brussels

 


 

The EU and Peacebuilding: From European Peace Project to Global Actor

The EU and Peacebuilding: From European Peace Project to Global Actor is an 18-month project co-financed by the European Commission (Europe for Citizens Programme) and aimed at engaging a broad range of actors in a dialogue on the EU's role in conflict prevention and peacebuilding, and its history as a peace project. More

 

Final Event

 

The EU as a peace actor: Peacebuilding in the EU and its neighbourhood

Monday 23 June 2014

Brussels, Belgium