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

 


 

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Civil Society Events

 

This page includes information about events which are being organised by EPLO's member organisations and other civil society organisations or events which are open to civil society participation.

 

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Upcoming events organised by EPLO member organisations

 

Title Strengthening Access to Justice: lessons learned from supporting informal and formal justice institutions in Nepal
Type Panel discussion
Organisers International Alert
Date Tuesday 30 June 2015
Time 16.00-17.30
Venue Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), Rue Joseph II 59, 1000 Brussels
Short Description

The aim of this event is to share the learning generated from a four year justice project in Nepal funded by the EC. Three Nepali speakers who led implementation will discuss the project’s impact and learning and questions will be invited. A short documentary that traces specific beneficiary’s experiences will also be shown. The lessons aim to inform regional and wider work on promoting gender-responsive security and justice, in particular through working with informal justice institutions.

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For more information about this event please contact Elizabeth Drew.

To register your participation, please contact Rabina Shrestha.

 

 

Title Getting it right - prioritising children at the Financing for Development conference
Type Round-table
Organisers World Vision Brussels & EU Representation in co-operation with ChildFund Alliance
Date Thursday 25 June 2015
Time 09.00-10.00
Venue Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1000 Brussels

Short

Description

At the Financing for Development conference in Addis in July, political leaders can choose to prioritize the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and abuse along with their survival and development. Adequate resources for children’s well-being and protection will build confidence around the new Sustainable Development Goals, as part of a global vision that no child should live in fear of being violated or exploited. Efforts to end poverty should be focused on the most vulnerable children, including those living in fragile and conflict affected states. At European and global level, investment in child protection has been clearly established as an essential building block of sustainable development. 

Speakers:

  • Linda McAvan, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Committee on Development
  • Stine Bosse, Member of the UN Secretary-General’s MDG Advocacy Group, Board member of the Allianz group and of the ChildFund Alliance
  • Deirdre de Burca, Director of Advocacy and Justice for Children, World Vision Brussels and EU Representation
  • Helen Gonnord, European External Action Service, Responsible for Children's rights at the Human Rights and Democracy Division

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For more information about this event or to register your participation, please contact Alexandra Matei.

 

 

Title Launch of G7 report on climate change and fragility
Type  
Organisers International Alert in cooperation with EU Institute for Security Studies
Date Monday 29 June 2015
Time 9.30-12.00
Venue Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels

Short

Description

The report, A New Climate for Peace, was commissioned by the G7 member states, developed by the four consortium partners and supported by both the Commission and the EEAS, among others. The executive summary of the report was welcomed as part of the communiqué from the G7 foreign ministers meeting in Lübeck in April and the foreign ministers tasked a working group with evaluating the study’s recommendations up to the end of 2015. The complete report is now being released on the project’s online knowledge platform.

While the EU has increasingly mainstreamed climate change issues in its work across multiple sectors, the fragility risks are just beginning to be recognized and the policy implications are not yet clear. This launch event will gather experts on climate, peacebuilding and development to discuss the policy implications of heightened climate-driven fragility risks for Europe and the world.

The event will begin with an initial presentation of the report by two of its authors, Dan Smith, Secretary General of International Alert, and Alexander Carius, Managing Director of adelphi, followed by remarks from DEVCO Director-General Fernando Frutuoso de Melo. A small panel of experts will then discuss the implications of the report for EU development and foreign policies.

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Please RSVP to Gerald Stang with the number of guests who plan to attend.

 

 

Title Meeting of the Armed Drones Group
Type Interest group meeting for NGO workers (participation over Skype is possible)
Organisers Quaker Council for European Affairs
Date Thursday 2 July 2015
Time Coffee from 9:45am, meeting from 10:00am to 12:30pm (Brussels time)
Venue Quaker House, Square Ambiorix 50, Brussels — for directions, please see https://www.qcea.org/home/qh/location/

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Description

The Armed Drones Group is an informal group for NGO workers with an interest in issues relating to armed drones. Following our successful first meeting in March 2015, we are meeting again for another exchange of ideas. The agenda is available online: http://bit.ly/1HYATAo

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If you would like to take part in this meeting, please email Tim Harman at tharman@qcea.org by Tuesday 30 June 2015 to register. If you would like to participate over Skype, please provide your Skype username at the time of registration.

 


Title Geneva Peace Talks 2015
Type  
Organisers Interpeace, in partnership with United Nations Office at Geneva and Geneva Peacebuilding Platform
Date Friday 18 September 2015
Time 16.30-18.00
Location Geneva, Switzerland

Short

Description

Held in one of the largest and most prestigious conference rooms of the Palais des Nations, home of the United Nations Office in Geneva, and involving speakers from widely different horizons, the Geneva Peace Talks aim to reach well beyond Geneva. In fact, the goal of this year’s edition is not only to span the globe in the promotion of peace, but also to span history by exploring past and present peace efforts. This will help draw important conclusions for the future of peacebuilding.

 

The Geneva Peace Talks will feature speakers from diverse backgrounds, representing the various sectors of society. Coming from violent and divided environments, they will explain how they are contributing to peacebuilding efforts around the world.

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Registration will open on Monday 17 August 2015 here.

 

 

Upcoming events organised by other organisations

 

Title Health Through Peace 2015: Confronting War, Militarisation and Global Insecurity                                                                                                                                                                       
Type Teach-In and Forum
Organisers Medact
Date 13-14 November 2015
Location London, UK

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Description

War, armed conflict and militarism end and blight the lives of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. These problems are being intensified by climate change, resource depletion and increasing inequality, as well as a growing and unaccountable military-industrial complex.Our response to these issues relies on too narrow an idea of what it means to be secure, whilst we continue to believe that we can protect ourselves from complex threats by military power alone. Doing so in an increasingly inter-connected and fragile world only accentuates our insecurity. Nurses, doctors and other health professionals have a key role to play in challenging the drivers of war and armed conflict. We can also promote of a vision of security that is based on health, sustainability, peace and, ultimately, our common humanity. We are calling on the UK health community to promote health by confronting war and militarisation, and tackling the root drivers of global insecurity.

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Click here for more information about this event and to register your participation.


 

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

 

The 2015 Review of the European Neighbourhood Policy:
a peacebuilding perspective

 

Wednesday 10 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