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


M&E Challenges in Peacebuilding Programmes

Monday 14 April 2014




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 other organisations




Title 2014 Equinet High-Level Seminar on Gender Equality
Type High-level Seminar
Organiser Equinet
Date Thursday 24 April 2014
Time 08.30-16.30
Venue European Economic and Social Committee, Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels
Short Description

This high-level seminar aims at sharing with EU level stakeholders experiences and expertise coming from equality bodies’ work on the application of the Directive 2004/113/EC implementing the principle of equal treatment between men and women in the access to and supply of goods and services. It also aims at providing equality bodies with an overview and a platform for dialogue on EU developments concerning the fight against gender inequalities.


The Seminar strives to:

  • Allow an exchange between equality bodies, EU institutions and stakeholders on how to best cooperate for the promotion of gender equality in the access to and supply of goods and services
  • Present equality bodies' experiences in the implementation of the Goods and Services Directive 2004/113/EC
  • Provide a platform for discussion on key priorities, best practices and possible future developments at EU and national level
  • Position Equinet and national equality bodies' work in the field of gender equality at EU level
Useful Links

Click here for more information, here to download the agenda and here to register your participation.



Title Comment consolider les relations de l'Union européenne avec l'Ukraine? Comment relancer le dialogue avec la Russie ?
Type Conférence
Organiser Confrontations Europe
Date Thursday 24 April 2014
Time 10.00-12.30
Venue Univesity Foundation, Rue d'Egmont 11, 1000 Brussels
Short Description

Avec la participation de: 

  • Serhiy Kvit, ministre de l'Education en Ukraineet
  • Antoine Arjakovsky, historien, directeur du Département « Société, Liberté,Paix » aux Bernardins, ancien attaché culturel de la France à Moscou puis à Kiev
  • Vincent Degert, Chef de division « Russie » du Service européen d'action extérieure
  • Oleg Kobtzeff, Professeur assistant, Chaire de Politique comparée, Université Américaine de Paris
  • L'Ambassadeur Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, chef de la Mission de l'Ukraine, sera parmi nous.
  • Philippe Herzog, président fondateur de Confrontations Europe et conseillerspécial auprès du Commissaire Michel Barnier, sera également présent. 

Une interprétation simultanée sera prévue en français et en anglais.

Useful Links

Click here for more information and to register your participation.



Title Venezuela: Chance for Change?
Type Conference
Organiser Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Date Monday 28 April 2014
Time 12.00-14.00
Venue Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels
Short Description


  • Dr Gustavo Villasmil  - Centro de Divulgación del Conocimiento Económico para la Libertad and Primero Justicia, Venezuela
  • Dr Eduardo Gómez Sigala - Member of Parliament, Mesa de la Unidad, Venezuela
  • Ricardo López-Murphy - President of the Liberal Network for Latin America (RELIAL), Argentina
Useful Links

Click here for more information and here to register your participation.

(Deadline for registration:Friday 25 April 2014)




Title Lessons learnt from the Gulf of Aden operations
Type Evening debate
Organiser Security and Defence Agenda
Date Thursday 15 May 2014
Time 17.30-19.30
Venue Permanent Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU in Brussels, Rue Montoyer 47B, 1000, Brussels
Short Description


  • Robert G. Bell - Senior Civilian Representative of the Secretary of Defense in Europe and the Defense Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to NATO
  • Rear Admiral  Giorgio Lazio - Chief of Staff of NATO Maritime Command
  • Alexander Rondos* - European Union Special Representative for the Horn of Africa
  • Anja Shortland - Director of Postgraduate Research in the Department of Political Economy, King's College London
Useful Links

Click here for more information and here to register your participation.




Title World Mediation Summit Madrid
Type Summit

World Mediation Organization

Date 1-4 July 2014
Location Madrid, Spain
Short Description

Mediation International, in conjunction with The Polytechnic University of Madrid and the World Mediation Organisation have organized a summit in Madrid for lawyers, mediators and other professionals interested in learning more about working in the field of mediation. 

There will be presentations from across the globe including Europe, America, Australia, Africa and Asia in addition to the training programs on ADR and ODR.We have recently added a Spanish section to the Summit with local Spanish mediation experts providing their expertise throughout the Summit.

Useful Links

Click here for more information and here to register your participation.




Title Third Annual Conference of the Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network: Human Rights and Memory
Type Conference

Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability

Date 4-6 December 2014
Venue Lund, Sweden
Short Description

Human rights have become a globally accessible moral and legal language for expressing universal claims and measuring development; it forms the goal of activism and the ground of resistance. It is also an indispensible part of international political rhetoric and is sometimes used as virtually synonymous with concerns of justice. But how does the human rights perspective relate to collective experiences and memories of injustice, violence, or exclusion? In the field of memory studies many scholars tend to see transculturality and cosmopolitanism in normative terms and memories of past atrocities as promoting a discourse on human rights around the world, but we cannot take that on faith. For example, the common assumption that the memory of the Holocaust served as the impetus for the international human rights doctrine has lately been forcefully challenged. What is the relation between collective memory and experience and human rights? Cultural and transcultural memories can lead to the transcendence of boundaries and an inclusive solidarity, or to contestation and competitive claims. When and why do they aggravate conflicts and when and why do they open up for inclusive approaches or tend towards a universalization of experiences?

This conference aims to discuss and analyze enabling and disabling power of collective memories and lived experiences in relation to human rights. 

Useful Links

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Civil Society Dialogue Network

The Civil Society Dialogue Network (CSDN) is a three-year project co-financed by the European Union (Instrument for Stability) and aimed at facilitating dialogue on peacebuilding issues between civil society and EU policy-makers. More


Latest Event


Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace - Updates on programming; building links to other EU external financing instruments

Friday 11 April 2014




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


Next Event


Réponse aux crises et fragilité des Etats: Les leçons de l’engagement français

Thursday 24 April 2014

Paris, France