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 Events

Addressing Security Governance in Nigeria and Sierra Leone

Monday 7 December 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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Decision-making Structures


EPLO functions on the principle of added value to its member organisations. Its work complements the activities of its member organisations, drawing upon their specific expertise and joining their forces in areas better dealt with together. EPLO advocates for its ideas by developing common positions and promoting these to the EU institutions and other policy decision-making bodies through position papers, campaigns, press and media promotion, participation in conferences and seminars, and regular meetings with institutional representatives and other relevant actors.

Joint approaches on wider policy are reached in consultation with all member organisations. Common positions may if necessary include minority positions. If a member organisation feels arguably compromised in its core values, it can call upon the Steering Committee to negotiate a solution.

The EPLO General Assembly meets twice a year and is EPLO’s decision-making body. It is where constitutional decisions are taken by all member organisations, and where elections for the Steering Committee are held. In accordance with EPLO’s external statutes, the Steering Committee selects EPLO’s President, Vice President and Treasurer. The General Assembly decides on strategic multi-annual plans and bi-annual work plans on the basis of proposals prepared by the Office and the Steering Committee. The General Assembly also decides on membership admission and the principle structure of the Working Groups and other groups which develop EPLO’s policy positions.

EPLO staff members report to the General Assembly on the results of EPLO’s work and gather inputs from member organisations.

Click here to download EPLO's internal statutes.


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


Training Seminar on Peacebuilding Advocacy towards the EU

Thursday 26 & Friday 27 November 2015




The EU and Peacebuilding: From European Peace Project to Global Actor

The EU and Peacebuilding: From European Peace Project to Global Actor was 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