EPLO 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. Participation is free and (usually) open to all but registration is mandatory.

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Title Current political and security developments in Sudan: Recommendations from civil society leaders
Date Friday 22 March 2019
Time 12:00-13:30
Venue European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, Avenue de Tervueren/Tervurenlaan 12, 1040 Brussels (Map)


Since December 2018, tens of thousands of people have taken part in protests across Sudan. The protests, initially related to the rising prices of basic commodities, quickly shifted to demanding the resignation of President Bashir, and eventually led him to delegate his powers as ruling party head and to appoint a new Vice-President. Protesters have been violently dispersed by security forces, and the excessive use of force has been widely condemned by the international community.

Saferworld is trying to ensure that local voices are heard by EU policy-makers and international NGOs, by bringing to Brussels Sudanese civil society leaders representing different groups which can contribute to inclusive, coordinated and peaceful change in Sudan. In this Brown Bag Lunch discussion, they will provide an update on the latest situation in Sudan, and their recommendations on how international actors can support conflict transformation in the country.

The presentation will be followed by an informal discussion with participants.

Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch and EPLO will provide tea and coffee.

Registration Please note that seats are limited and registration is mandatory. Please contact Lorenzo Conti if you would like to participate.

Previous Events


06/03/2019: Supporting local women-led organisations’ work on peace, security and P/CVE: Lessons learnt from the implementation of the Innovative Peace Fund in Libya (Sharazad Magrabi, Libyan Women Forum, & Melinda Holmes, ICAN)


21/02/2019: Strengthening Europe’s conflict prevention, resolution and mediation (Michael Keating, European Institute of Peace)

15/02/2019: Data-Driven Protection in Peacekeeping Operations: Insights from the DRC and South Sudan (Lauren Spink, Center for Civilians in Conflict)


10/01/2019: Perceptions of human security in southeast Myanmar (Theo Hollander, Saferworld)

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