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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Latest event

Title A threat inflated? The countering and preventing violent extremism agenda in Kyrgyzstan 
Date Tuesday 9 July 2019
Time 12.00-13.00
Venue European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, Avenue de Tervueren/Tervurenlaan 12, 1040 Brussels (Map)


Saferworld’s recently-published long read article entitled ‘A threat inflated? The countering and preventing violent extremism agenda in Kyrgyzstan’ looks at how – in response to a series of high-profile attacks and reports of recruitment into violent groups – donors, multilateral agencies, authorities and many (I)NGOs in Kyrgyzstan have shifted their attention to countering or preventing violent extremism.


Kloé Tricot O’Farrell is Saferworld’s Regional Conflict and Security Adviser for Central Asia and one of the lead authors of the report. She is currently based in Bishkek and provides support to Saferworld’s programmes in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Prior to this, she led Saferworld’s policy and advocacy work at the EU level.

The presentation will be followed by an informal discussion among 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


25/06/2019: Community perspectives on preventing violent extremism in the Western Balkans (Beatrix Austin, Berghof Foundation, Redion Qirjazi, Institute for Democracy and Mediation, and Sefer Selimi, Democracy Lab)


16/05/2019: Evolution of US policy on conflict prevention and prospects for US-EU relations (Uzra Zeya, Alliance for Peacebuilding)


29/04/2019: Yemen in 2019: What are the current pathways to peace? (Shoqi Maktary, Search for Common Ground)

12/04/2019: Children and armed conflict: exchange of views with civil society (Virginia Gamba, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict of the UN Secretary-General)


22/03/2019: Current political and security developments in Sudan: Recommendations from civil society leaders (Saferworld)

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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