EPLO 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. Participation is free and (usually) open to all but registration is mandatory.

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TitlePeace in the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus: Good Practices and Recommendations
DateTuesday 12 December 2023
Time12:00 – 13:30 CET


In October 2023, EPLO published a discussion paper aiming at illustrating through ten case studies how to pursue the integration of the peace component as part of efforts to implement the humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus. The case studies cover a wide range of activities carried out by civil society organisations in different countries and regions in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Each case study is used to identify good practices and recommendations for the European Union (EU) in operationalising the nexus, particularly with regard to partnering with, and supporting, civil society actors.

In this Brown Bag Lunch discussion, Lorenzo Angelini, Senior Policy Officer at EPLO and co-author of the discussion paper, will present the paper and some of its key recommendations; Anna Penfrat, EU Representative for Nonviolent Peaceforce, will share insights from NP’s experiences implementing the HDP nexus in different contexts; and Antonia Potter Prentice, Director of Alliance2015, will discuss their approach and the work of their members on these issues.

RegistrationPlease note that this will be an online discussion. If you would like to participate, please register on this page.

Previous Events


22/06/2023: Burkina Faso After the Second Coup: Deteriorating Security and Shrinking Civic Space (Roger Minoungou, PAX)

15/06/2023: Leçons du Niger et du Mali : Promouvoir l’État de droit et la gouvernance inclusive comme impératif pour la paix au Sahel (Transparency International Defence & Security, Search for Common Ground)

08/06/2023: ‘A different kind of weapon?’: Nonviolent action and the protection of civilians (Felicity Gray, Nonviolent Peaceforce)


21/03/2023: Exploring flexible funding models for locally-led peacebuilding: the case of the ‘Local Action Fund’ (Harriet Knox-Brown,  Peace Direct, and Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi, HIVE.)


08/02/2023: An alternative security framework (Teddy Baker & International Catalan Institute for Peace)


24/01/2023: Kosovo-Serbia: Time for constructive voices (Peaceful Change initiative & CSO representatives from Kosovo and Serbia)

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