Brown Bag Lunch Events

EPLO Brown Bag Lunch events are 1 - 1.5 hour-long, informal round-table discussions on a wide range of geographic and thematic topics with relevance for the EU and its support for peacebuilding and conflict prevention. More

 

Latest Event


The EU and peacebuilding in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Thursday 2 July 2015

 (13.00-14.00)

 


 

Academic Friends

Academic Friends of EPLO is an informal network of academics working on peacebuilding and conflict issues, and/or the role of the EU in peacebuilding worldwide. The purpose of the network is to connect practitioners and advocates seeking to influence the EU to make it more effective at peacebuilding with academics carrying out research on the EU and conflict. More

 


 

Mailing List

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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:

 

1. Policy Meetings

2. Geographic Meetings

(including Early Response Meetings and In-country Dialogue Meetings)

3. Funding Instruments Meetings

4. Member State Meetings

5. The EU in International Peacebuilding Meetings

6. Training Seminars

 

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 download an overview of the CSDN. (Version française)

 

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.

 

 

Latest Publications

 

 

 

Latest Event

 

Title

Strategic Review of EULEX Kosovo: Assessing progress towards the end state of the Mission

Type Policy Meeting
Date Tuesday 16 June 2015
Time 11.00-16.00
Venue Martin's Brussels EU Hotel, Boulevard Charlemagne / Karel de Grotelaan 80, 1000 Brussels
Short Description

The overall aim of this meeting was to contribute to the process of reflection on possible options for EU support to the rule of law in Kosovo from 2016 by gathering analysis from civil society experts on EULEX Kosovo's progress towards its desired end state.

 

The specific objectives are:

  • To assess the extent to which progress towards the desired end state has been made in Police, Customs and Justice
  • To analyse the obstacles that have limited this progress
  • To gather recommendations on what could be done differently from 2016 and by which actors.
Useful Links

For more information about this event, please contact Anna Penfrat.

 

 

Previous Events

 

Policy Meeting - The 2015 Review of the European Neighbourhood Policy: a peacebuilding perspective (June 2015, Brussels)

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) 

  • Key Points
  • Meeting Report

For more information about this event, please contact Ben Moore

 

 

Policy Meeting - Review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture: The perspective of civil society and the EU (April 2015)

  • Meeting Report

For more information about this event, please contact Nabila Habbida

 

 

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)

  • Final Agenda
  • Meeting Report

For more information about this event, please contact the EPLO office

 

 

Policy Meeting - Capacity building in support of security and development: Gathering civil society input (March 2015, Brussels)

  • Meeting Report

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)

  • Meeting Report

For more information about this event, please contact Nabila Habbida

 

 

 

Related Pages


Click on the following links for more information about earlier CSDN events:

 

  • The EU in International Peacebuilding Meetings

 

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)More

 

Latest Event

 

Strategic Review of EULEX Kosovo: Assessing progress towards the end state of the Mission

 

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Brussels

 


 

The EU and Peacebuilding: From European Peace Project to Global Actor

The EU and Peacebuilding: From European Peace Project to Global Actor was an 18-month project co-financed by the European Commission (Europe for Citizens Programme) and aimed at engaging a broad range of actors in a dialogue on the EU's role in conflict prevention and peacebuilding, and its history as a peace project. More