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




Working with the past in transitional societies: Communities, commemoration and conflict

Monday 23 November 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 Peacebuilding and the Refugee Crisis: Reflections from the Western Balkans
Organisers Quaker Council for European Affairs
Date Monday 7 December 2015
Time 9.30-11.00
Location Quaker House, Square Ambiorix 50, 1000 Brussels, Belgium



The meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the lessons learned and the current state of peacebuilding in the Western Balkans, and how this has been affected by the refugee crisis.

• Have the root causes of the post-Yugoslav wars been dealt with?

• How does the refugee crisis influence regional stability?

• How is the EU's approach to the refugee crisis perceived in the Western Balkans?

Grassroots peacebuilders will present perspectives from Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion.

Coffee, orange juice and croissant will be available from 09.00.



To register please email QCEA events by Wednesday 2 December.



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 Events


Training Seminar on Peacebuilding Advocacy towards the EU

Thursday 26 & Friday 27 November 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