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 European Parliament's Mediation Support Service: Dr Gerrard Quille - Head of the European Parliamentary Mediation Support Service

Thursday 24 September 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.


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Upcoming events organised by EPLO member organisations



Title Meeting of the European Forum on Armed Drones (EFAD) - formerly known as the Armed Drones Group
Organisers Pax Christi International (hosting) and the Quaker Council for European Affairs (chairing)
Date Tuesday 6 October 2015
Time Coffee from 14.15, meeting from 14.30 to 16.30
Location The Pax Christi International office, 21 Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains, Brussels, Belgium (nearest metro stations: Bourse and Sainte-Catherine)



This is the third meeting of EFAD, an informal interest group set up earlier this year for NGO workers concerned about issues relating to armed drones. The agenda is available here.



If you would like to take part in this meeting, please email Tim Harman by Friday 2 October 2015 to register. Places are limited, so you are advised to register early. If you would like to participate over Skype, please provide your Skype username at the time of registration.



Title 2015 Peace Together Conference
Organisers Concordis International
Date Wednesday 11 November 2015
Time 17.45 - 21.00
Location Clifford Chance LLP, 10 Upper Bank Street, London E14 5JJ, UK



Learn about the mediation techniques and processes used in high pressured negotiations. Keynote speaker, Terry Waite CBE, will reflect on his experiences in Lebanon as a hostage and hostage negotiator and we will hear from the Concordis team who, earlier this year, secured the release of four children held captive in a contested area of Sudan and South Sudan. What's more, we will be sharing the latest developments of our peacebuilding programmes in South Sudan, Mauritania and Ivory Coast.



Click here for more information and to register your participation.



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



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.



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


Upcoming Event


Funding Instruments Meeting: Consultation on 2016 programming

Thursday 22 October 2015




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