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.
CSDN events fall into the following categories:
5. The EU in International Peacebuilding Meetings
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 read all the publications from the first phase of the CSDN (2010-2013).
For more information about the CSDN, please contact Ben Moore.
The 2015 Review of the European Neighbourhood Policy: a peacebuilding perspective
|Date||Wednesday 10 June 2015|
The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for civil society organisations to provide their analysis of and recommendations on issues relating to the EU’s support for peacebuilding and conflict prevention in its neighbouring countries. It is envisaged that the outcomes of the meeting will contribute to the overall review of the ENP.
The specific objectives are:
For more information about this event, please contact Nabila Habbida.
Geographic Meeting - Nagorno-Karabakh: Continuing EU support for building peace - Gathering civil society input (May 2015)
Policy Meeting - Review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture: The perspective of civil society and the EU (April 2015)
Policy Meeting - The EU and Peacebuilding: Taking Stock (March 2015)
For more information about this event, please contact Anna Penfrat
Geographic Meeting - The Situation of the Rohingya from a Regional Perspective: International responses and policy options for the EU (March 2015)
For more information about this event, please contact Sarah Levit-Shore
Policy Meeting - Capacity building in support of security and development: Gathering civil society input (March 2015, Brussels)
For more information about this event, please contact Ben Moore
Policy Meeting - The UN, the EU and the Responsibility to Protect: Challenges and Opportunities (March 2015, Brussels)
For more information about this event, please contact Nabila Habbida
Click on the following links for more information about earlier CSDN events: