Peace, Development and Security


The main objectives of EPLO’s Peace, Development and Security Working Group (PeDS WG) are derived from EPLO’s Policy Objective 3: To integrate peacebuilding into EU development policy, programmes and approaches.

The PeDS WG aims to ensure that EU development policies and practices adequately incorporate conflict prevention and peacebuilding – in line with the whole-of-EU approach – and thus contribute to the achievement of sustainable peace worldwide. It also promotes and monitors conflict sensitivity in the use of EU development assistance, including in fragile contexts.

For more information about the PeDS WG, please contact the EPLO Office.

Recent Activities

  • In June 2016, EPLO organised a round-table discussion on ‘Civil society perspectives on lessons learned from conflict prevention and peacebuilding approaches to addressing the root causes of (i) forced migration and (ii) violent extremism in the Horn of Africa’. Click here for more information about this Civil Society Dialogue Network event.
  • In April 2016, EPLO organised a round-table discussion on ‘The EU and the Netherlands’ engagement on fragility: Building on the 2030 Agenda’. Click here for more information about this Civil Society Dialogue Network event.
  • In March 2015, EPLO organised a round-table discussion on ‘Capacity building in support of security and development: Gathering civil society input’. Click here for more information about this Civil Society Dialogue Network event.
  • In June 2014, EPLO published a briefing paper on the EU’s policy and financial commitments on governance. Click here to download the new briefing paper.
  • In December 2013, EPLO published a Civil Society Dialogue Network Discussion Paper on peacebuilding and development. Click here to download the paper entitled: ‘From Principles to Policies and Practices: How can the EU fulfil its Commitments linking Peacebuilding and Development?’
  • In November 2013, EPLO organised a round-table discussion on ‘Peace and Security in the Post-2015 Framework: What Role for Civil Society in influencing and implementing?’. Click here for more information about this Civil Society Dialogue Network event.
  • In September 2013, EPLO published a statement entitled Putting Peace at the Heart of the Post-2015 Framework. Click here to download the new statement.

Publications

  • Contribution to the European Commission’s consultation on revising the European Consensus on Development (August 2016) (For more information, please contact the EPLO Office)
  • Contribution to the European Commission’s consultation on ‘Towards a post-2015 development framework’ (September 2012) (For more information, please contact Ben Moore)
  • Contribution to the European Commission’s consultation on ‘CSOs in Development’ (May 2012) (For more information, please contact Ben Moore)
  • Letter to Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, about the European Commission’s communication on increasing the impact of EU development policy (February 2012) (For more information, please contact Ben Moore)
  • Contribution to the European Commission’s consultation on the green paper on ‘EU development policy in support of inclusive growth and sustainable development: Increasing the impact of EU development policy’ (January 2011) (For more information, please contact Ben Moore)

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