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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 issues related to peace and conflict. It is co-financed by the European Union (Instrument for Stability) and EPLO, and managed by EPLO in co-operation with the European Commission (EC) and the European External Action Service (EEAS).

The second phase of the CSDN will last from 2014 to 2016. It will contribute to strengthening EU and civil society capacity to anticipate, analyse, prevent and respond to threats to stability and human development posed by violent conflict and crisis.

CSDN events (conferences, seminars and workshops) are open to all interested civil society actors and take place in Brussels, EU Member States and conflict-affected countries with EU presence. They focus on:

  • geographic and conflict-specific situations (including an early response element) and conflict analysis
  • strategic, policy-making and programming aspects of peace-building and conflict prevention
  • transversal thematic issues relating to conflict prevention and peace-building.

EPLO will produce background material, including briefing papers, reports, and policy papers. Updates on the CSDN will also be disseminated via the EPLO Conflict Prevention 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. (Version française)

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 (2014-2016).

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

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Advocacy towards the EU on Funding for Peacebuilding

Type Training Seminar
Date 9-10 March 2017
Venue Brussels, Belgium
Short Description

The training seminar aims to enable participants: (1) To increase their understanding of the EU’s external funding programmes and the EU institutions and processes involved in their delivery; and (2) To develop potential advocacy strategies on EU funding for peacebuilding.

The training seminar is open to representatives from civil society organisations (CSOs) based in Europe or in the EU’s partner countries who are interested in undertaking advocacy on EU funding for peacebuilding.

Priority will be given to applicants with professional experience in peacebuilding, EU advocacy and/or EU funding. Accommodation and travel costs for non-Brussels-based participants will be covered.

Useful Links For more information about this event, please contact click here or contact Susanne Wander.

Previous Events

Funding Instruments Meeting – Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace: Consultation on 2017 programming (November 2016, Brussels)

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

Geographic Meeting – La contribution de la société civile et des acteurs non étatiques au relèvement et à la consolidation de la paix en République centrafricaine (November 2016, Brussels)

For more information about this event, please contact Ramona Kundt.

Member State Meeting – 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.

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