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

TitleThe EU’s Implementation of the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda: Gathering Young Experts’ Recommendations
TypePolicy Meeting
DateThursday 13 January and Friday 14 January 2022
VenueOnline
Short DescriptionThe overall aim of the meeting was to gather concrete recommendations from young civil society experts on how the EU should enhance its implementation of the YPS agenda, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected areas.
Specifically, the meeting sought to gather input on how (including with whom, to do what, and when) the EU should:

  1. Engage with young women and men on peace and conflict issues, including to strengthen their participation in the analysis informing EU peace and security engagements and in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of engagements.
  2. Promote and support the participation of young women and men in local, national and international governance structures and political processes.
  3. Support young women and men’s diverse initiatives to prevent conflict and build peace, and help limit their exposure to, and participation in, exclusion and violent conflict.

The discussions explicitly addressed the gendered implications of these issues.

Useful LinksFinal Agenda

Meeting Report

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

Previous Events

20 years after the Gothenburg Programme: What next for the EU as a Global Peace Actor? (September 2021, Brussels)

Final Agenda

Meeting Report

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


How can peacebuilding actors counter disinformation? Perspectives from civil society (Introductory Meeting) (June 2021, Online)

Final Agenda

Meeting Report

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


Peacebuilding Advocacy towards the EU (June 2021, Online)

Final Programme

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


Peacebuilding Advocacy towards the EU (April 2021, Online)

Final Programme

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


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)

Final Agenda

Meeting Report

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)

Final Agenda

Meeting Report

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


Neighbourhood Development and International Cooperation Instrument Thematic Programme on ‘Peace, Stability and Conflict Prevention’: Informal consultation on strategic programming 2021-2027 (November 2020, Online)

Final Agenda

Presentation: Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) (Day 1)

Presentation: Peace Stability and Conflict Prevention in the NDICI (Day 1)

Presentation: EU NDICI Thematic Programme on Peace Stability and Conflict Prevention: From IcSP to NDICI – Continuity and new challenges (Day 1)

Minutes

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


Peace Mediation Guidelines: Expert working meeting (November 2020, Online)

Final Agenda

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


Related Pages

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