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


“We are all citizens” – an Iraqi civil society contribution on the protection of minorities

Monday 13 October 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



Mailing List

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Funding for Peace


The main objectives of EPLO's Funding for Peace Working Group (FfP WG) are derived from EPLO's Policy Objective 2: To secure increased resources for conflict prevention and peacebuilding.


The FfP WG aims to ensure an increase in the amount of EU resources which are specifically allocated in support of civilian peacebuilding and conflict prevention activities and that peacebuilding and the prevention of violent conflict are mainstreamed throughout the EU's external financing instruments.


The FfP WG's activities are focused on the EU's external financing instruments (Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, Development Co-operation Instrument etc.), the annual EU budget and the long-term EU multiannual financial framework.

For more information about the FfP WG, please contact Ben Moore.



Recent Activities

  • In May 2014, EPLO has published a briefing paper on support for peacebuilding and conflict prevention in the EU's external financing instruments 2014-20. Click here to download the new briefing paper and here to download a one-page summary.
  • In April 2014, EPLO organised an information meeting on the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace Strategy Paper 2014-2020, Multiannual Indicative Programme 2014-2017 and 2014 annual action programmes (AAPs). Click here for more information about this Civil Society Dialogue Network event and to download the related documents.
  • In September 2013, EPLO organised an informal consultation meeting on the Instrument for Stability 2014 programming. Click here for more information about this Civil Society Dialogue Network event and to download the related documents.
  • In May 2012, EPLO Senior Policy Officer Ben Moore presented EPLO's position on the European Commission's proposal for the new Instrument for Stability to the European Parliament's Committee for Foreign Affairs. Click here to watch the recording of the exchange of views.




  • Contribution to the consultation on 'What funding for EU external action after 2013?' (January 2011) (For more information, please contact Ben Moore)


Other Documents



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


Next Event


Designing and Supporting National Dialogues: What Role for the EU and Civil Society?

 Thursday 30 October 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


Latest Event


The EU as a peace actor - peacebuilding in the EU and its neighbourhood

Monday 23 June 2014

Brussels, Belgium