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 Ben Moore.
Review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture: The perspective of civil society and the EU
|Date||Wednesday 15 April 2015|
|Time||*UPDATED TIME*: 09.00 - 13:00 (light lunch 13:00-14:00)
|Location||Martin's Brussels EU Hotel, Boulevard Charlemagne / Karel de Grotelaan 80, 1000 Brussels|
The UN Peacebuilding Architecture (UN PBA) was agreed in 2005 and is undergoing a review conducted by an Advisory Group of Experts in 2015. EU Member States (EUMS) have taken leading roles in the UN PBA, and Sweden is currently chairing the Peacebuilding Commission.
The purpose of the meeting is to gather the EU and civil society’s perspectives on the relevance of the UN PBA to the needs of countries emerging from violent conflict and will identify options for the future development of the PBA as well as the potential points of influence for the EU, EUMS and civil society organisations. This meeting fits into a wider discussion on the reviews of other UN and international mechanisms and policies related to peace and security (UNSC 1325, peace operations, etc.).
Click here to download the agenda.
Registration for this meeting is closed. For more information please contact Nabila Habbida.
|Date||Thursday 26 March 2015|
|Time||14.00 - 17.30
The EU has been committed to ‘preserve peace, prevent conflicts and strengthen international security’ since the Lisbon Treaty (Article 21.2(c)). While the EU has been developing several tools and resources to respond to conflict, the global environment has been changing too, with a series of acute crises and more and increasingly complex conflicts taking place around the world.
Click here to download the agenda.
Registration for this meeting is closed. For more information please contact Anna Penfrat.
Policy Meeting - The EU and Peacebuilding: Taking Stock (March 2015)
For more information about this event, please contact Anna Penfrat
Geographic Meeting - The Situation of the Rohingya from a Regional Perspective: International responses and policy options for the EU (March 2015)
For more information about this event, please contact Sarah Levit-Shore
Policy Meeting - Capacity building in support of security and development: Gathering civil society input (March 2015, Brussels)
For more information about this event, please contact Ben Moore
Policy Meeting - The UN, the EU and the Responsibility to Protect: Challenges and Opportunities (March 2015, Brussels)
For more information about this event, please contact Nabila Habbida
Click on the following links for more information about earlier CSDN events: