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 contributing to Stability and Peace) and EPLO, and managed by EPLO in co-operation with the European Commission (EC) and the European External Action Service (EEAS).
The third phase of the CSDN will last from 2017 to 2020. 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.
- Discussion Paper – The EU and conflict prevention in Jordan – Laura Davis & Fatima Ayub (March 2017)
- Background Paper – The Impact of Train and Equip initiatives on Security Sector Reform: A Brief Literature Review – Laura Davis (November 2016)
- Background Paper – Updating the Business Model for Conflict Prevention (October 2016)
- Discussion Paper – Assessing EU response to conflict: military action, diplomatic capacity and normative power – Catherine Woollard & Bruno Coppieters (March 2016)
- Discussion Paper – The EU and peacebuilding in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Laura Davis (February 2015)
- Background Paper – Conflict analysis and assessment: where are we now? – David Newton (December 2014)
- Background Paper – Armed violence and capacities for peace in Iraq: Actors, causes, impact and EU responses (November 2014)
- Discussion Paper – Peacebuilding in Ukraine: What Role for the EU? – Natalia Mirimanova (August 2014)
- Background Paper – The European Union and Transitional Justice – Laura Davis (April 2014)
Peacebuilding Advocacy towards the EU
|Date||29-30 June 2017|
|Short Description||The training seminar will analyse the EU’s institutional capacity regarding conflict prevention and peacebuilding. It will enable the participants to increase their understanding of the EU as a foreign policy actor, learn about obstacles and potential of the EU to do effective peacebuilding and provide them with concrete examples of advocating for more effective policies and programmes on conflict prevention and peacebuilding at EU level.
The training seminar will not address EU funding opportunities but will focus on EU policy on peace and conflict and advocacy towards the EU on these issues.
|Useful Links||For more information about this event, please click here or contact Susanne Wander.|
Geographic Meeting (Workshop) – Assessing international responses to the conflict in Syria (March 2017, Brussels)
For more information about this event, please contact Nabila Habbida.
Member State Meeting – La France face à la stratégie globale de l’UE: Quelles approches en matière de prévention des conflits et diplomatie économique? (March 2017, Paris)
Training Seminar – Advocacy towards the EU on Funding for Peacebuilding (March 2017, Brussels)
For more information about this event, please contact Susanne Wander.