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.

Latest event

Title Navigating the risks in Counter-terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism: Insights from Kenya and Tunisia
Date Tuesday 11 July 2017
Time 13:30-14:30
Venue European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, Avenue de Tervueren/Tervurenlaan 12, 1040 Brussels (Map)


The rise in terror attacks worldwide has increased political pressure to respond effectively. Governments have earmarked more funding for counter-terrorism (CT) measures and programmes countering or preventing violent extremism (CVE/PVE). But what impact do these programmes actually have on preventing conflict and building peace?

In its recent research, Saferworld has critically reviewed CT and CVE/PVE approaches and examined strategic and practical options for improving them. Its latest case studies look at CT and CVE/PVE efforts in Tunisia and two counties in Kenya – Lamu and Garissa, building on previous case studies from Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen.

In this EPLO Brown Bag Lunch discussion, Larry Attree, Saferworld’s Head of Policy, will present research findings on how potential contradictions between CT, CVE/PVE, and peacebuilding approaches can be managed. He will be accompanied by Amine Ghali, Director of the Al Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center (Tunisia), Thomas Nyagah, Kenya research report author, and Kloé Tricot O’Farrell, Tunisia research report author.

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 RSVP to Lorenzo Conti if you would like to participate.

Previous Events


28/06/2017: Human Rights and Gender Mainstreaming in CSDP missions: the cases of EUCAP Sahel Mali and EUCAP Sahel Niger (Róisín Drury Tully, EUCAP Sahel Mali, and Anna Lazzari, EUCAP Sahel Niger)

27/06/2017: The EU and conflict prevention in Jordan: Presentation of CSDN Discussion Paper 11 (Laura Davis, European Peacebuilding Liaison Office)

13/06/2017: Looking towards Burundi’s future: how to build peace and navigate the “new normal”? (Floride Ahitungiye, Search for Common Ground)

06/06/2017: Current conflict dynamics in the ethnic states in Myanmar and possible scenarios for the future (Tereza Grünvaldová, Search for Common Ground)


23/05/2017: Border security in Tunisia: what does a peacebuilding approach look like? (Mariam Abdel Baky, International Alert)


26/04/2017: Shrinking space for civil society in the Western Balkans: a perspective from women’s rights organisations (Women human rights defenders from Voice Against Violence and Rights for All)


26/01/2017: République centrafricaine: quelles motivations pour les membres des groupes armés non-étatiques? (M. Younissa Bohari, ONG Konfluence et Felix Colchester, Conciliation Resources)

17/01/2017: The gender impact of EU missions in the Western Balkans: Insights from everyday practice (Dr Ken McDonagh and Dr Maria-Adriana Deiana, Dublin City University)

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