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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Next events

Title Data-Driven Protection in Peacekeeping Operations: Insights from the DRC and South Sudan
Date Friday 15 February 2019
Time 13:00-14:00
Venue European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, Avenue de Tervueren/Tervurenlaan 12, 1040 Brussels (Map)
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Description

The Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) recently published a report entitled ‘Data-Driven Protection: Linking Threat Analysis to Planning in UN Peacekeeping Operations’. This report includes reflections on how the identification and response to threats affecting civilians could be improved in peacekeeping missions through a better link between analysis and planning. Few things are more important to a peacekeeping mission than its ability to maintain a strong understanding of its operating environment and the threats which civilians face. In this context, having a clear and comprehensive picture of threats enables peacekeeping missions to achieve their mandated goals, including the protection of civilians.

The report reviews a number of challenges which the peacekeeping missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan face in achieving strong situational awareness and in ensuring that threat analysis forms the basis of integrated planning. It also reviews the innovative strategies which those missions are using to overcome obstacles.

Lauren Spink, who authored the report, is Senior Peacekeeping Researcher at CIVIC, an international organisation dedicated to promoting the protection of civilians caught in conflict. In this Brown Bag Lunch, she will present the report’s findings and discuss its recommendations for international actors involved in or supporting peacekeeping missions.

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.
Title Strengthening Europe’s conflict prevention, resolution and mediation

A discussion with Michael Keating

Date Thursday 21 February 2019
Time 12:00-13:30
Venue European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, Avenue de Tervueren/Tervurenlaan 12, 1040 Brussels (Map)
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Description

In this EPLO Brown Bag Lunch discussion, the European Institute of Peace’s Executive Director, Michael Keating, will initiate a discussion about the changing political support for European conflict resolution, the conflict prevention and resolution priorities for EU Member States and the EU, and the consequences for European civil society actors.

Michael Keating joined the European Institute of Peace as Executive Director in November 2018. Previously, he was the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia. His career includes experience in the NGO and private sectors, as well as several assignments for the United Nations.

The European Institute of Peace is an independent body that partners with European countries and the EU to craft strategic and effective approaches to conflict prevention, resolution, dialogue and mediation.

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

January

10/01/2018: Perceptions of human security in southeast Myanmar (Theo Hollander, Saferworld)

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