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Civil Society Dialogue Network

The Civil Society Dialogue Network (CSDN) is a mechanism for dialogue between civil society and EU policy-makers on peace and conflict. It is co-financed by the European Union (Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace) and the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO), and managed by EPLO in co-operation with the European Commission (EC) and the European External Action Service (EEAS).

The CSDN was established in 2010 and the third phase (CSDN III) began in 2017 and will last until 2020.

CSDN events take the form of dialogue meetings which bring together relevant civil society actors and EU policy-makers. They take place in Brussels, EU Member States and conflict-affected countries with EU presence.

EPLO will produce background material, including briefing papers, reports, and policy papers. Updates on the CSDN will also be disseminated via the EPLO External Newsletter.

Click here to download the European Commission’s press release on the launch of CSDN I.

Click here to download an overview of the CSDN.

Click here to read all the publications from the first phase of the CSDN (2010-2013).

Click here to read all the publications from the second phase of the CSDN (2014-2017).

Click here to read the report of an independent evaluation of the second phase of the CSDN (2014-2017).

For more information about the CSDN, please contact Ben Moore.

Latest Publications

Latest Event

Title

Climate change and violent conflict: Challenges and opportunities for the EU and civil society

Type Policy meetings
Date 6 December 2019
Venue Brussels, Belgium
Short Description The overall objective of this meeting was to launch a discussion between EU policy-makers and civil society actors on the impact of climate change in conflict-affected countries, and to highlight the contribution which civil society peacebuilding organisations can make to mitigate this impact.
Useful Links For more information about this event, please contact Anna Penfrat.

Previous Events

Policy meeting – Climate change and violent conflict: Challenges and opportunities for the EU and civil society (December 2019, Brussels)

Background Paper

Final Agenda

Outcome Document

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


Policy meeting – Transitioning from war to peace: What role for the EU in addressing illicit economies? (October 2019, Brussels)

Meeting Report to be published soon.

Final Agenda

For more information about this event, please contact Lorenzo Angelini.


Geographic meeting – Conflict Dynamics and Peace Drivers in the Lake Chad Region: Exchange of views with the EU (October 2019, Brussels)

Meeting Report (version française)

Final Agenda (version française)

For more information about this event, please contact Lorenzo Conti.


Geographic meeting – Preventing conflict in different contexts: Anticipating crises and conflicts for focused preventive action (September 2019, Brussels)

Final Agenda

For more information about this event, please contact Lorenzo Angelini.


Policy Meeting – Unpacking the ‘Peace’ Component of the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus: Gathering Civil Society Input (May 2019, Brussels)

Meeting report

Final Agenda

For more information about this event, please contact Lorenzo Angelini.


Policy Meeting – EU support to Women Mediators: Moving beyond Stereotypes (29 March 2019)

Meeting report

Background Paper

Interviews from participants

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


Understanding OPSYS and its implications for the management of Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) grants (Tuesday 19 March 2019)

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


Funding Instruments Meeting – Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace – 2019-20 Multiannual Action Programme (Article 4) and 2019 Annual Action Programme (Article 5) & Implementation of Article 3 (December 2018, Brussels)

Minutes

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


Policy Meeting – EU support to Transitional Justice: A Review three years after the adoption of the policy framework (December 2018, Brussels)

Meeting report

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


Policy Meeting – Reviewing the EU’s conflict analysis practices – Gathering civil society input (October 2018, Brussels)

Meeting report

For more information about this event, please contact Lorenzo Angelini.


Policy Meeting – Revising the EU’s Comprehensive Approach to Women Peace and Security: Expert working meeting (September 2018, Brussels)

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


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