The training seminar aims to enable participants to increase their understanding of: (1) EU policies and tools for the implementation of international commitments on women, peace and security; and (2) potential advocacy strategies on gender, peace and security issues at the EU level.
The training seminar will consist of preparatory reading, interactive plenary sessions and small group work.
The two-day training seminar will include a combination of practical and theoretical sessions:
- Basic facts on the EU institutions, policies and tools relevant for gender mainstreaming and the implementation of international commitments on women, peace and security;
- Discussions with EU officials;
- Case studies of past advocacy strategies;
- A group exercise on devising an advocacy strategy towards the EU.
- EPLO staff members and representatives of EPLO member organisations;
- Experts on peacebuilding and gender mainstreaming, women, peace and security, and EU policies;
- EU officials.
The training seminar is open to up to 25 representatives of peacebuilding civil society organisations who wish to learn about or deepen their understanding of EU policies and tools for gender mainstreaming and the implementation of international commitments on women, peace and security.
Priority will be given to applicants with professional experience in peacebuilding and gender-related issues, and accommodation and travel costs for non-Brussels-based participants will be covered.
Please click here to download the application form. The deadline for applications is Friday 5 February 2016.
For more information about this Civil Society Dialogue Network event, please contact Susanne Wander.