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




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



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Conflict Prevention Partnership


Between September 2005 and September 2006, EPLO, the International Crisis Group (lead partner), International Alert and the European Policy Centre  established the Conflict Prevention Partnership (CPP) with the aim of improving the EU's capacity for conflict prevention, crisis management and peacebuilding.

Funded by the EU, the CPP was a co-operative effort, drawing on the specific expertise of each participating organisation. It provided EU and national policy-makers with timely, focused information and analysis, and practical policy recommendations through the publication and presentation of a series of studies on conflict-related issues. The CPP covered a diverse range of themes from supporting the reintegration of ex-combatants in post-conflict settings to the EU's peacebuilding efforts in Darfur, the Democratic Ruplic of Congo and the Southern Caucasus.

Click here to download the press release which was issued for the launch of the CPP in October 2005.

One of the main outputs of the CPP was the EPLO report entitled Five years after Göteborg: the EU and its conflict prevention potential. Click here to download the EPLO report (also available in French and Spanish.)


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





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