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

 

Upcoming 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

 

 

 

Next Event

 

Title

Youth in Conflicts: Agents for peace or recruits for armed groups

Type Policy Meeting
Date Thursday 11 December 2014
Time 09.00-13.00
Location TBC, Brussels
Short Description

The overall objective of the policy meeting will be to analyse how to work with young people in regions affected by or at risk of conflict to:

  1. support their involvement in promoting peaceful change and transition of their societies
  2. prevent them from being recruited into armed groups, including extremist, terrorist and criminal networks

 

The policy meeting will have the following sub-objectives:

  1. To identify the factors which facilitate the recruitment of young people into armed groups
  2. To analyse how the recruitment of young people into armed groups can be prevented
  3. To analyse the effectiveness of initiatives for working with young people to encourage their involvement in peaceful change and transition of their societies, and to prevent their recruitment armed groups
  4. To analyse past and ongoing EU support for working with young people to build peace5. To identify possible strategies for increasing the effectiveness of EU support in the current programming period (2014-2020)
Useful Links

For more information about this event or to register your participation, please contact Ben Moore.

 

 

Latest Event

 

Title

Designing and Supporting National Dialogues: What Role for the EU and Civil Society?

Type Policy Meeting
Date Thursday 30 October 2014
Time 09.00-17.00
Location Brussels (Hotel Renaissance, rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels)
Short Description

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.

Useful Links

Click here to download the agenda.

For more information about this event, please contact Nabila Habbida.

 

 

Previous Events

 

Funding Instruments Meeting - Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace: Consultation on 2015 programming (October 2014, Brussels)

For more information about this event, please contact Ben Moore

 

 

Member State Meeting - The EU, conflict prevention and peacebuilding: State of play and the role of civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) (October 2014, Vienna, Austria)

For more information about this event, please contact Josephine Liebl.

 

 

In-country Dialogue Meeting - Mise en œuvre de l'Accord-cadre pour la paix, la sécurité et la coopération pour la RDC et la région : quel rôle pour la société civile et pour l’UE ? (September 2014, Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo)

For more information about this event, please contact Anna Penfrat

 


Policy Meeting - EUAM Ukraine and Effective Security Sector Reform: Input from Civil Society (September 2014, Brussels)

For more information about this event, please contact Josephine Liebl

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

Next Event

 

Designing and Supporting National Dialogues: What Role for the EU and Civil Society?

 Thursday 30 October 2014

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