Peacebuilding and EU Institutions and Policies


The main objective of EPLO’s Working Group on EU Institutions and Policies is to ensure that conflict prevention and peacebuilding are prominent within the policies and structures of EU external affairs. Areas of work include the Common Security and Foreign Policy (CFSP), including Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions, the institutional development of the EEAS as well as the implementation of EU’s comprehensive/integrated approach to conflicts and crises.

For more information about the Working Group, please contact Anna Penfrat.

Recent Activities

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  • On 9-10 December 2010, EPLO organised a two-day seminar on civil society analysis of EU Common Security and Defence Policy missions. This meeting was attended by approximately 15 participants, mainly representatives of local civil society organisations from areas where CSDP missions are or have been deployed and international civil society organisations.
  • In August 2010, EPLO published a study on co-operation between civil society organisations and two of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy missions (EULEX in Kosovo and EUPOL COPPS in the Palestinian Territories). Click here to download EPLO’s publication entitled Accountability and Effectiveness of CSDP Missions: The Role of Civil Society (June 2010).
  • On 29 June 2010, EPLO, the Parlamentarians Network for Conflict Prevention and Human Security and the office of Heidi Hautala MEP jointly organised a panel discussion on ‘Conflict Prevention and the European External Action Service’ in the European Parliament in Brussels. Click here to download an article about the event by Heidi Hautala MEP. Click here to download a report of the event from the Parliamentarians Network for Conflict Prevention and Human Security.
  • On 27 April 2010, EPLO and EPLO member organisations Saferworld, Kvinna till Kvinna and the Kosovar Nansen Dialogue organised a civil society seminar on the draft study on CSDP missions in Pristina.
  • On 18 March 2010, EPLO’s Executive Director, Catherine Woollard, gave a presentation to the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights on EPLO’s recommendations for the establishment of the EEAS. Click here to watch the presentation (starts at 10:24:23).
  • On 8 February 2010, EPLO hosted its second roundtable meeting on the EEAS. Click here to download a report of the meeting.
  • On 11 September 2009, EPLO hosted its first roundtable meeting on the EEAS. Click here to download a report of the meeting.

Recent Activities specifically related to CSDP missions

  • On 20 November 2018, EPLO participated in an exchange of views on the new civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) compact at the European Parliament’s (EP) Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE).
  • On 26 June 2018, EPLO organised a policy meeting in Kyiv entitled ‘Supporting Civilian Security Sector Reform in Ukraine: What Role for the European Union?’.
  • On 27 February 2018, EPLO organised a Brown Bag Lunch event entitled ‘Training Central African troops on International Humanitarian Law – Lessons learnt for CSDP
  • On 15 February 2018, EPLO organised a CSDN meeting in Brussels on the Strategic Review of EUMM Georgia.
  • On 23 January 2018, EPLO organised a CSDN meeting in Tbilisi on the Strategic Review of EUMM Georgia.

More activities specifically related to CSDP missions

Publications

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