The European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO) is the independent civil society platform of European NGOs, networks of NGOs and think tanks that are committed to peacebuilding and the prevention of violent conflict.
17/01/2022: EPLO published the report of the Civil Society Dialogue Network (CSDN) meeting entitled “The EU’s Implementation of the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda: Gathering Young Experts’ Recommendations“. Click here to read it.
07/01/2022: EPLO welcomes membership applications from peacebuilding organisations. The next deadline for applications will be Friday 28 January 2022. Click here to download the EPLO Membership Application Form.
15/11/2021: EPLO published a Civil Society Dialogue Network (CSDN) discussion paper authored by Dr Stefanie Kappler and Dr Johanna Mannergren Selimovic and entitled ‘Working with the cultural heritage of conflict for peacebuilding: Lessons learned from the Western Balkans‘. Click here to read it.
05/11/2021: EPLO published the report of the Civil Society Dialogue Network (CSDN) Policy Meeting entitled ‘20 years after the Gothenburg Programme: What next for the EU as a Global Peace Actor?‘. Click here to read it.
Youth Build Peace
Over 40% of the world’s population is below the age of 25. The voices of young people must be heard if we wish to build long-lasting peace. This short video tackles the topic of youth inclusion, highlighting contributions young people can make on issues like education, peacebuilding, racism, etc.
EPLO has 45 member organisations from 17 European countries (13 EU Member States plus Kosovo, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom). EPLO’s members are individual NGOs, networks of NGOs, and think tanks.
The Civil Society Dialogue Network (CSDN) is a mechanism for dialogue between civil society and European Union (EU) policy-makers on peace and conflict. Most CSDN events take the form of dialogue meetings which bring together relevant civil society actors and EU policy-makers. They take place in Brussels, EU Member States and conflict-affected countries with EU presence.