Funding for Peace


The main objectives of EPLO’s Funding for Peace Working Group (FfP WG) are derived from EPLO’s Policy Objective 2 (Significant EU funding for peacebuilding) and its corresponding sub-objective 2(a) (Working on all aspects of funding for peacebuilding with a particular focus on EU funding for civil society-led peacebuilding activities, including within development aid).

The FfP WG aims to ensure an increase in the amount of EU resources which are specifically allocated in support of civilian peacebuilding and conflict prevention activities, and that peacebuilding and conflict prevention are mainstreamed throughout the EU’s external financing instruments.

The FfP WG’s activities are focused on the EU’s external financing instruments (Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP), European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), Development Co-operation Instrument, European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI), Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance II (IPA II) etc.), the annual EU Budget and the long-term EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).

For more information about the FfP WG, please contact Ben Moore.

Recent Activities

  • In October 2020, EPLO and seven other NGOs published a joint statement on funding for the Neighbourhood Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) and the Humanitarian Aid Instrument (HAI) in the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).
  • In April 2019, EPLO Assistant Director Ben Moore and EPLO Junior Policy Officer Colin Cogitore wrote a blog post in which they assessed the European Parliament’s position on the proposal for the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) and its implications for the EU’s future support to conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
  • In March 2019, EPLO organised a meeting on OPSYS: the new system for the management and monitoring of EU actions. Click here for more information about this Civil Society Dialogue Network event and to download the related documents.

Older Activities

  • In November 2017, EPLO organised a consultation meeting on the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) 2018 programming and the IcSP Multiannual Indicative Programme (MIP) 2018-2020. Click here for more information about this Civil Society Dialogue Network event and to download the related documents.
  • In October 2017, EPLO organised a consultation meeting on support to in-country civil society organisation (CSO) capacity building and initiatives in peacebuilding and conflict prevention. Click here for more information about this Civil Society Dialogue Network event and to download the related documents.
  • In May 2017, EPLO submitted a contribution to the online public consultation on the EU’s external financing instruments.
  • In November 2016, EPLO organised a consultation meeting on the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace 2017 programming. Click here for more information about this Civil Society Dialogue Network event and to download the related documents.
  • In October 2015, EPLO organised a consultation meeting on the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace 2016 programming. Click here for more information about this Civil Society Dialogue Network event and to download the related documents.
  • In April 2015, EPLO Executive Director Sonya Reines-Djivanides and EPLO Senior Policy Officer Ben Moore made a presentation on support for peacebuilding and conflict prevention in the EU’s external funding instruments to the European Parliament’s Working Group on External Financial Instruments.
  • In October 2014, EPLO organised a consultation meeting on the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace 2015 programming. Click here for more information about this Civil Society Dialogue Network event and to download the related documents.
  • In May 2014, EPLO published a briefing paper on support for peacebuilding and conflict prevention in the EU’s external financing instruments 2014-20. Click here to download the new briefing paper and here to download a one-page summary.
  • In April 2014, EPLO organised an information meeting on the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace Strategy Paper 2014-2020, Multiannual Indicative Programme 2014-2017 and 2014 annual action programmes (AAPs). Click here for more information about this Civil Society Dialogue Network event and to download the related documents.
  • In September 2013, EPLO organised an informal consultation meeting on the Instrument for Stability 2014 programming. Click here for more information about this Civil Society Dialogue Network event and to download the related documents.
  • In May 2012, EPLO Senior Policy Officer Ben Moore presented EPLO’s position on the European Commission’s proposal for the new Instrument for Stability to the European Parliament’s Committee for Foreign Affairs. Click here to watch the recording of the exchange of views.

Publications

Older Publications

Briefing Papers

Other Documents