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


Next Event

Soft Approaches to Preventing Violent Extremism in Indonesia

Tuesday 21 April 2015




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.


Recent events organised by EPLO

Title EPLO Networking Reception
Type Reception
Date Thursday 26 March 2015
Time 17.30-19.30
Location Brussels
Short Description

The EPLO Steering Committee is delighted to invite you to join us for an informal networking reception for Brussels peacebuilding practitioners. It will also be an occasion to thank Catherine Woollard who is stepping down after six years as EPLO's Executive Director.


Please join members of the EPLO office team, representatives of EPLO member organisations, other NGOs, think tanks, EU institutions and other associated well-wishers for drinks and networking

Useful Links

For more information about this event or to register your participation, please contact Colin Cogitore.


(Deadline for registration: Tuesday 24 March 2015)



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Upgoming events organised by EPLO Member Organisations

Title First 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 Tuesday 24 March 2015
Time Coffee from 14.45, meeting from 15.00 to 17.00 (Brussels time)
Venue Quaker House, Square Ambiorix 50, Brussels
Short Description

The Armed Drones Group is a new informal group for NGO workers with an interest in issues relating to armed drones. The agenda for the first meeting can be accessed here.

Useful Links

If you would like to take part in this meeting, please email Tim Harman at <> by Thursday 19 March 2015 to register. Please confirm in your email whether you will be attending in person, or participating over Skype. If you will be participating over Skype, please also provide your Skype username.



Upcoming events organised by other organisations


Title New Paradigms for Peacebuilding
Type Conference
Organisers UNICEF and the Club of Madrid
Date Tuesday 17 March 2015
Time 09.30-16.00
Venue Brussels (venue TBC)
Short Description

Speakers include:

  • former President of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayeva
  • former President of Botswana Festus GontebanyeMogae 
Useful Links

For more information about this event, please contact Pi James.


Title Peace Conference
Type Conference
Organisers DNS Tvind
Date Saturday 25 April 2015
Time All day
Venue Tvind School Center, shorkaervej 8, 6990, Ulfborg, Denmark
Short Description


  • Jan Oberg Peace Scientist,
  • Bo Richardt "FredsVagten"
  • hasse Sneiderman "Fredsministeriet"

Workshops include:

  • Iraq: from past to present
  • Palestine is still the issue
  • Ukraine - a civil war?
  • Expanding the peace activist movement in Denmark - how?
  • Nonviolent communication solutions in daily life
Useful Links

For more information about this event, please contact


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

Review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture: The perspective of civil society and the EU

Wednesday 15 April 2015




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

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


Final Event


The EU as a peace actor: Peacebuilding in the EU and its neighbourhood

Brussels, Belgium

*This event took place on 23 June 2014 and was the final event of the project*