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 Conflict Sensitivity: Challenges, Opportunities and Gaps for Actors on the Ground 
Date Wednesday 20 June 2018
Time 13:00-14:00
Venue European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, Avenue de Tervueren/Tervurenlaan 12, 1040 Brussels (Map)


Over the past twenty years, the aid community has increasingly acknowledged how well-intended policies and programmes can actually do harm by increasing conflict. In response to this, conflict sensitivity has emerged as a set of principles and approaches which could help aid actors to mitigate the risk of their interventions and to leverage their potential to contribute to peace. While tremendous achievements can be noted in terms of conceptual developments and policy commitments to conflict sensitivity, changing practices within institutions and in conflict-affected contexts remains a very live challenge.

In order to face this challenge, World Vision conducted a study in partnership with CDA Collaborative Learning Projects to identify general trends in (i) conflict dynamics in the contexts in which it works, (ii) how its programmes interact with conflict contexts and (iii) how its staff applies conflict sensitivity in their work.

In this Brown Bag Lunch discussion, Maya Assaf-Horstmeier, Associate Director for Conflict Sensitivity at World Vision International, will present the outcome report entitled ‘Conflict Sensitivity: Meta-Trend Analysis’. World Vision is a member and current coordinator of the Conflict Sensitivity Community Hub (CSC-Hub), a knowledge platform which aims to bring together actors in the field of development, humanitarian, peacebuilding, security, research and business using conflict sensitivity at policy, organisational and programmatic 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 RSVP to Lorenzo Conti if you would like to participate.

Previous Events


22/05/2018: The Inside Story of the Conflict in Southeastern Ukraine (Dr Anna Matveeva)


06/03/2018: Unarmed Civilian Protection: Global needs, Opportunities and Challenges (Tanya Walmsley, Huibert Oldenhuis and Delsy Ronnie, Nonviolent Peaceforce)


27/02/2018: Training Central African troops on International Humanitarian Law – Lessons learnt for CSDP (Cynthia Petrigh, Beyond Peace)

22/02/2018: Reducing Violent Extremism Abroad: What Works? (Dr. Rebecca Wolfe, Mercy Corps and Chiara Galletti, International Alert)

20/02/2018: Early action and the Responsibility to Protect: exchange of views with civil society (Ivan Šimonović, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on the Responsibility to Protect)

08/02/2018: After the Summit: what’s next in post-Abidjan AU-EU relations in 2018? (Elissa Jobson, International Crisis Group)


25/01/2018: Peace and Stability Strategies for the Private Sector in Afghanistan (Rabia Nusrat, International Alert)

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