You Can Build Peace

You can make a difference. You do have power. You also shape the future. You can build peace.

Conflict and Peace in the Sahel Region

In March 2020, EPLO organised a CSDN Geographic Meeting on the conflict dynamics and drivers of peace in the Sahel region. This video is the result of interviews shot during the meeting, and aims at highlighting the key points and recommendations made by civil society experts during the discussions.

English version

Support local civil society

Meet basic needs more effectively

Promote and foster dialogue

Version française

Soutenir la société civile locale

Répondre aux besoins de base

Encourager et faciliter le dialogue


These are the stories of local peacebuilders, who inspire their communities to strive for a more peaceful and better world.

Betty Adera

Pascal Kipkemboi

Paul Mutuku


Climate change is predicted to increase conflict in the coming decades. In some parts of the world, this is already the case. Yet in Marsabit, Northern Kenya, young women and men, mothers and elders from different communities, are refusing to let the harsh climate conditions determine their fate.

This film looks at the human resilience that emerges in the search of solutions.

Full documentary



Women Mediators: Moving beyond Stereotypes

This video, featuring the incredible work done by women mediators across the world and the challenges they face, has been produced in the framework of the Civil Society Dialogue Network Policy Meeting ‘EU Support to Women Mediators: Moving beyond Stereotypes’ (March 2019, Brussels).

More information on the meeting here.

Full video


Interview with Betty Bigombe

Interview with Sara Cook

Interview with Yodit Lemma

Interview with Diana Protsenko

Interview with Ghalia Sassi

Interview with Fatma Sheneib

Interview with Inna Tereshchenko

Interview with Jurma Tikmasan

The Civil Society Dialogue Network

The Civil Society Dialogue Network (CSDN) is a mechanism for dialogue between civil society and EU policy-makers on peace and conflict. The CSDN was established in 2010 and the fourth phase (CSDN IV) began in 2020 and will last until 2023.

More information here.

What is the CSDN?

Qu’est ce que le CSDN?

Interviews with EPLO Member Organisations’ Directors

Hans Joachim Giessman (Berghof Foundation)
Tuija Talvitie (Crisis Management Initiative)
Harriet Lamb (International Alert)

Other videos

International Peace Day 2019

The European Union as a Global Peace Actor

2030 Agenda for sustainable development

European Parliament AFET Public Hearing, 1 February 2018

European Parliament AFET DEVE Public Hearing, 9 October 2018 (2/2)

European Parliament AFET DEVE Public Hearing, 9 October 2018 (1/2)