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


Peacebuilding through Education – the example of Afghanistan

Thursday 10 December 2015

(12.30-14.00), Quaker House



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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EU Accession and Peacebuilding


EPLO's Ad Hoc Group on EU Accession and Peacebuilding works to ensure that the EU accession process contributes to peacebuilding and is conflict-sensitive.

For more information about the Ad-Hoc Group on Accession and Peacebuilding, please contact Nabila Habbida.


Recent Activities

  • In April 2012, EPLO compiled a list of peacebuilding indicators for the next Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance. Click here to download the indicators.
  • On 28 June 2011, EPLO together with PATRIR organised a conference entitled 'Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and the Western Balkans' which took place in Bucharest, Romania. Click here for the final agenda, background documents and the final meeting report of this Civil Society Dialogue Network event. 
  • On 28-29 September 2010, EPLO organised a seminar on EU accession and peacebuilding in Belgrade. Click here to read the report of the seminar which was hosted by EPLO member organisation Fractal.


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