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. It is co-financed by the EU (Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace) and the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO), and managed by EPLO in co-operation with the European Commission (EC) and the European External Action Service (EEAS).

The CSDN was established in 2010 and the fourth phase (CSDN IV) began in 2020 and will last until 2023.

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.

In addition to organising dialogue meetings and training seminars, EPLO also produces various CSDN publications and videos.

Updates on the CSDN will also be disseminated via the EPLO Newsletter.

  • Click here to download the European Commission’s press release on the launch of CSDN I
  • Click here to download an overview of the CSDN
  • Click here to read all the publications from the first phase of the CSDN (2010-2013)
  • Click here to read all the publications from the second phase of the CSDN (2014-2017)
  • Click here to read all the publications from the third phase of the CSDN (2017-2020)
  • Click here to read the report of an independent evaluation of the first phase of the CSDN (2010-2013)
  • Click here to read the report of an independent evaluation of the second phase of the CSDN (2014-2017)
  • Click here to read the report of an independent evaluation of the third phase of the CSDN project (2017-2020).

For more information about the CSDN, please contact Ben Moore.

Latest Publications

Latest Videos

Hear the Youth
Youth Build Peace
Click here for more videos.

Latest Event

TitlePeacebuilding Advocacy towards the EU
TypeTraining Seminar
Date23-24 June 2022
VenueBest Western Park Hotel, Brussels
Short DescriptionThe overall objectives of the training seminar are to enable participants to increase their understanding of the EU as a foreign policy actor, learn about obstacles and potential of the EU to do effective peacebuilding, and hear about concrete examples of advocating for more effective policies and programmes on conflict prevention and peacebuilding at EU level.
Useful LinksFinal Agenda

For more information about this event, please contact the EPLO office.

Previous Events

Geographic Meeting – Delivering Public Services and Responsive Governance in the Sahel (May 2022, Online)

Final Agenda (version française)

Meeting Report (version française)

For more information about this event, please contact Lorenzo Angelini.


Funding Instruments Meeting – EU support for local peacebuilding through the ‘Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Crisis Preparedness’ component of the NDICI-Global Europe Thematic Programme on Peace Stability and Conflict Prevention: Gathering civil society input (May 2022, Online)

Final Agenda

Meeting Report

For more information about this event, please contact Ben Moore.


NGO Round-table Meeting – The EU and peacebuilding (May 2022, Bologna)

Final Agenda

Fore more information about this event, please contact Lorenzo Conti.


Policy Meeting – Strategic Review of EUMM Georgia: Gathering Civil Society Input (April 2022, Online)

Fore more information about this event, please contact Lorenzo Conti.


Related Pages

Click on the following links for more information about earlier CSDN events: