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


Next Events

Addressing Security Governance in Nigeria and Sierra Leone

Monday 7 December 2015


Peacebuilding through Education – the example of Afghanistan

Thursday 10 December 2015

(12.30-14.00), Quaker House



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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Peace, Development and Security


The main objectives of EPLO's Peace, Development and Security Working Group (PeDS WG) are derived from EPLO's Policy Objective 3: To integrate peacebuilding into EU development policy, programmes and approaches.

The PeDS WG aims to ensure that EU development policies and practices adequately incorporate conflict prevention and peacebuilding - in line with the whole-of-EU approach - and thus contribute to the achievement of sustainable peace worldwide. It also promotes and monitors conflict sensitivity in the use of EU development assistance, including in fragile contexts.

For more information about the PeDS WG, please contact Ciarán Carey.


Recent Activities

  • In March 2015, EPLO organised a round-table discussion on 'Capacity building in support of security and development: Gathering civil society input'. Click here for more information about this Civil Society Dialogue Network event.
  • In June 2014, EPLO published a briefing paper on the EU's policy and financial commitments on governance. Click here to download the new briefing paper.
  • In December 2013, EPLO published a Civil Society Dialogue Network Discussion Paper on peacebuilding and development. Click here to download the paper entitled: 'From Principles to Policies and Practices: How can the EU fulfil its Commitments linking Peacebuilding and Development?'
  • In November 2013, EPLO organised a round-table discussion on 'Peace and Security in the Post-2015 Framework: What Role for Civil Society in influencing and implementing?'. Click here for more information about this Civil Society Dialogue Network event.
  • In September 2013, EPLO published a statement entitled Putting Peace at the Heart of the Post-2015 Framework. Click here to download the new statement.
  • In June 2013, EPLO organised a round-table discussion on Guinea-Bissau. Click here to download the report and final agenda of this Civil Society Dialogue Network event.



  • Contribution to the European Commission's consultation on 'Towards a post-2015 development framework' (September 2012) (For more information, please contact Ben Moore)
  • Contribution to the European Commission's consultation on 'CSOs in Development' (May 2012) (For more information, please contact Ben Moore)
  • Letter to Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, about the European Commission's communication on increasing the impact of EU development policy (February 2012) (For more information, please contact Ben Moore)
  • Contribution to the European Commission's consultation on the green paper on 'EU development policy in support of inclusive growth and sustainable development: Increasing the impact of EU development policy' (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


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