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

 

Next Event

 

The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon: Fostering Social Cohesion between Syrian and Lebanese Communities

Thursday 5 March 2015

(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 Ben Moore.

 

 

Latest Publications

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Title

The UN, the EU and the Responsibility to Protect: Challenges and Opportunities

Type Policy Meeting
Date Tuesday 10 March 2015
Time 13.00-14.45
Location

Greater Birmingham and West Midlands Brussels Office (Floor 6) - Avenue d’Auderghem 22-28 Oudergemselaan, Brussels

Short Description

Objective

The aim of this meeting is to gather civil society’s analysis of the impact of the Responsibility to Protect in order to inform UN and EU approaches. This meeting fits into a wider discussion on the most effective ways to ensure the protection of civilians in armed conflicts.   

Format

During the meeting, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP), Dr Jennifer Welsh, will exchange views with civil society experts involved in conflict prevention and peacebuilding and EU policy-makers on the current challenges related to the implementation of the RtoP agenda in the face of the changing nature of conflict

Useful Links

Click here to download the latest version of the agenda.

For more information about this event or to register your particiaption, please contact nhabbida@eplo.org. 

 

 

Title

Capacity building in support of security and development: Gathering civil society input

Type Policy Meeting
Date Thursday 12 March 2015
Time 09.00-13.00
Location Martin's Brussels EU Hotel, Boulevard Charlemagne / Karel de Grotelaan 80, 1000 Brussels 
Short Description

Objective

The overall objective of this meeting is to gather analysis and recommendations from civil society on the issues and approaches involved in building the capacity of the EU’s partners in support of security and development.

 

Format

The meeting will consist of two sessions. In each session, initial presentations from one or maximum two speakers will be followed by an open discussion in which all participants will be encouraged to engage:

  • Session 1: State of play in the area of capacity building in support of security and development
  • Session 2: Focusing on key policy issues
Useful Links

Click here to download the latest version of the agenda.

For more information about this event or to register your particiaption, please contact Chris Glynn-Robinson.

 

Previous Events

 

Policy Meeting - Protection of civilians: Key international debates and the role of the EU (February 2015, Brussels)

 

 

Policy Meeting - Masculinity and Violence: How Do Gender Identities Relate to Violent Conflict? (January 2015, Brussels)

For more information about this event, please contact Giulia Pasquinelli

 

 

Policy Meeting - Refreshing Indicators for the EU's Women, Peace and Security Policy (January 2015, Brussels)

For more information about this event, please contact Giulia Pasquinelli

 

 

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 Moore

 

 

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

 

Upcoming Events

 

The UN, the EU and the Responsibility to Protect: Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Brussels

 

Capacity building in support of security and development: Gathering civil society input

Thursday 12 March 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