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.
- Discussion Paper No. 14 – The European Union as a peace mediator – Natalia Mirimanova (March 2020)
- Background Paper – Climate change and violent conflict: Challenges and opportunities for the EU and civil society – Lorenzo Angelini (December 2019)
- Background Paper – EU Support to Women Mediators: Moving Beyond Stereotypes – Dr Laura Davis (April 2019)
- Discussion Paper No. 13 – Peace Stories – Terri Beswick (January 2019)
You Can Build Peace
Conflict dynamics and drivers of peace in the Sahel region
|Title||Training Seminar: ‘Peacebuilding Advocacy towards the EU’|
|Date||19-23 April 2021|
|Short Description||The overall aim of this training seminar was to increase participants’ understanding of the European Union (EU) as a foreign policy actor and its obstacles and potential to do effective peacebuilding, as well as provide them with concrete examples of advocating for more effective policies and programmes on conflict prevention and peacebuilding at EU level.|
|Useful Links||Final Programme
For more information about this event, please contact Manon Levrey.
The EU Concept on Cultural Heritage as a Component for Peace and Security in Conflict and Crisis Zones: Gathering Civil Society Input (March 2021, Online)
For more information about this event, please contact Lorenzo Angelini.
Towards a new EU strategic approach to support DDR: Gathering Input from Civil Society (February 2021, Online)
Neighbourhood Development and International Cooperation Instrument Thematic Programme on ‘Peace, Stability and Conflict Prevention’: Informal consultation on strategic programming 2021-2027 (November 2020, Online)
Presentation: Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) (Day 1)
Presentation: Peace Stability and Conflict Prevention in the NDICI (Day 1)
For more information about this event, please contact Ben Moore.
Peace Mediation Guidelines: Expert working meeting (November 2020, Online)
For more information about this event, please contact Lorenzo Conti.
Click on the following links for more information about earlier CSDN events:
- Geographic Meetings (including Early Response Meeting and In-country Dialogue Meetings)
- The EU in International Peacebuilding Meetings (CSDN II only)