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

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Latest Event

Title
Neighbourhood Development and International Cooperation Instrument – Global Europe Thematic Programme on Peace, Stability and Conflict Prevention: Informal consultation on Annual Action Programme 2023
TypeFunding Instruments Meeting
Date8-9 November 2022
VenueOnline
Short DescriptionThe overall objective of this meeting is to gather input from representatives of civil society organisations and other actors in order to contribute to reflections on the drafting of the Annual Action Programme 2023 for the Neighbourhood Development and International Cooperation Instrument – Global Europe Thematic Programme on Peace, Stability and Conflict Prevention.

It will also provide CSO representatives and other actors with opportunities to ask questions about the implementation of the Thematic Programme to the European Commission and European External Action Service officials who are responsible for it.

Useful LinksFinal Agenda

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

Previous Events

Policy Meeting – Water, Peace and Conflict: Exchanging on Opportunities and Best Practices (October 2022, Brussels)

Final Agenda

Meeting Report (Coming soon)

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


Policy Meeting – EU Engagement for Peace: Exchange with Civil Society Partners (October 2022, Brussels)

Final Agenda

Meeting Report

For more information about this event, please contact Katja Niemi.


Training Seminar – Peacebuilding Advocacy towards the EU (September 2022, Brussels)

Final Programme

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


Geographic Meeting – Conflict Dynamics and Peace Drivers in the West African Coastal States: Gathering Civil Society Input (September 2022, Online)

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


Related Pages

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