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

Implementing sustainable business practices in Madagascar

Thursday 2 April 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

 

 

 

 

Recent Event

 

Title

The EU and Peacebuilding: Taking Stock

Type Policy Meeting
Date Thursday 26 March 2015
Time 14.00 - 17.30
Location Brussels 
Short Description

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.


This round-table aims at taking stock of these external and internal changes in order to identify opportunities and challenges to make the EU more effective at building peace.

 

Objectives:

  • Identify key trends in conflicts and armed violence and their implications for the EU
  • Take stock of the EU’s strengths in responding to conflict
  • Gather recommendations to improve the EU’s response to conflict, including for the upcoming review of the European Security Strategy and evaluation of the EEAS, as well as the implementation of the Comprehensive Approach.
Useful Links

Click here to download the agenda.

Registration for this meeting is closed. For more information please contact Anna Penfrat.

 

 

Previous Events

 

Policy Meeting - Capacity building in support of security and development: Gathering civil society input (March 2015, Brussels)

 

Policy Meeting - The UN, the EU and the Responsibility to Protect: Challenges and Opportunities (March 2015, Brussels)

 

 

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

 

 

UN Peace Operations Review: The EU's Approach (January 2015)

  • Final Agenda

 

 

 

 

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

 

Recent Event

 

The EU and Peacebuilding: Taking Stock

Thursday 26 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