Member State Advocacy


In recognition of the importance of EU Member States (EU MS) in EU external policy-making, EPLO has decided to increase its advocacy activities outside Brussels.

This decision has been influenced by the long-recognised need for peacebuilding civil society organisations (CSOs) to work with and monitor EU MS’ role in EU policy-making on peace and conflict issues and the current opportunities to influence many EU MS to play a more active role in supporting EU peacebuilding and conflict prevention activities.

Click here to read the briefing paper about EPLO’s activities in the EU MS.

For more information about EPLO’s work at MS level, please contact Nabila Habbida.

Latest Event

 Title France and the implementation of the EU Global Strategy: A look at conflict prevention and economic diplomacy
Organiser EPLO
Date Monday 13 March 2017
Time 14.00-19.00
Location Paris, France
Short Description

Fifteen years after the adoption of the EU Programme for the Prevention of Violent Conflicts (also known as the ‘Gothenburg Programme’) and almost ten years after the Lisbon Treaty enshrined conflict prevention as a key goal of the EU external action, the EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy provides a major opportunity for the EU and its Member States to close the implementation gap in its support to conflict prevention.

This meeting will look at the implementation of the EU’s commitments on conflict prevention, with one session looking at the state-of-play after the publication of the EU Global Strategy and a second one looking particularly at the EU’s role in addressing the economic dimensions of conflicts.

Useful Links  The agenda is available in French and in English.

Previous Events

CSDN denotes that the event was organised in the framework of the Civil Society Dialogue Network project. EU&PB denotes that the event was organised in the framework of the ‘The EU and Peacebuilding: From European Peace Project to Global Actor’ project.

CSDN: EU Conflict Prevention after the EU Global Strategy: A Look at Mediation and Security Sector Reform (November 2016, Helsinki)

For more information about this event, please contact Nabila Habbida.

CSDN: The EU and the Netherlands’ engagement on fragility: Building on the 2030 Agenda (April 2016, The Hague)

For more information about this event, please contact Anna Penfrat.

CSDN: The EU, conflict prevention and peacebuilding: State of play and the role of civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) (October 2014, Vienna)

For more information about this event, please contact the EPLO Office.

EU & PB: Italy’s role in EU peacebuilding and civilian CSDP (June 2014, Rome)

For more information about this event, please contact Nabila Habbida.

EU & PB: Réponse aux crises et fragilité des Etats: Les leçons de l’engagement français (April 2014, Paris)

For more information about this event, please contact Nabila Habbida.

EU & PB: The Netherlands and the EU’s engagement with fragile states (March 2014, The Hague)

For more information about this event, please contact Nabila Habbida.

EU & PB: A Finnish view on EU peacebuilding and civilian CSDP (February 2014, Helsinki)

For more information about this event, please contact Nabila Habbida.

EU & PB: What role for Germany in strengthening EU peacebuilding and civilian CSDP? (October 2013, Berlin)

For more information about this event, please contact the EPLO Office.

EU&PB: Mediation in context – Understanding the role of the EU (September 2013, The Hague)

For more information about this event, please contact Nabila Habbida.

EU&PB: The future of CSDP: the French approach / Quel avenir pour la politique de sécurité et de défense commune de l’Union européenne: l’approche française (July 2013, Paris)

For more information about this event, please contact Nabila Habbida.

EU & PB: Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and the EU (June 2013, Nicosia)

For more information about this event, please contact the EPLO Office.

How can the EU contribute to peacebuilding in the Horn of Africa? (May 2013, Stockholm)

For more information about this event, please contact the EPLO Office.

Conflict prevention and the EU: What role for the UK? (April 2013, London)

For more information about this event, please contact the EPLO Office.

Bringing the experience of the Northern Ireland Peace Process into EU policy-making (April 2013, Dublin)

For more information about this event, please contact the EPLO Office.

EU&PB: Round-table on the EU and Peacebuilding: What role for the Netherlands? (February 2013, The Hague)

For more information about this event, please contact the EPLO Office.

CSDN: Towards a comprehensive approach in EU external action: the role of France / Vers une approche globale de l’action extérieure de l’Union européenne: le rôle de la France (December 2012, Paris)

For more information about this event, please contact the EPLO Office.

CSDN: EU Common Foreign and Security Policy as a Peacebuilding Tool (March 2012, Madrid)

For more information about this event, please contact the EPLO Office.

CSDN: Assessing the peacebuilding potential of CFSP and CSDP after the Lisbon Treaty (November 2011, Paris)

For more information about this event, please contact the EPLO Office.

CSDN: Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood and the Western Balkans (June 2011, Bucharest)

Background Documents:

Powerpoint Presentations:

  • The EU, Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention: State of Play (available on request from the EPLO Office)

For more information about this event, please contact the EPLO Office.

CSDN: Peacebuilding, Statebuilding and Situations of Fragility (April 2011, The Hague)

For more information about this event, please contact Ben Moore.

CSDN: Conflict Prevention and the European Union (February 2011, Helsinki)

For more information about this event, please contact the EPLO Office.