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

TitleNeighbourhood Development and International Cooperation Instrument – Global Europe (NDICI-GE) Thematic Programme on ‘Peace, Stability and Conflict Prevention’: Informal consultation on the Annual Action Programme 2022
TypeFunding Instruments Meeting
DateFriday 18 and Monday 21 February 2022
VenueOnline
Short DescriptionThe overall aim of the meeting was to gather input from representatives of civil society organisations (CSOs) and other actors in order to contribute to reflections on the drafting of the Annual Action Programme (AAP) 2022 for the NDICI-GE Thematic Programme on Peace, Stability & Conflict Prevention (TP on PS&CP).

It also provided CSO representatives and other actors an opportunity to ask questions about the implementation of the NDICI-GE TP on PS&CP to the EC officials who are responsible for it.

Useful LinksFinal Agenda

Minutes

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

Previous Events

The EU’s Implementation of the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda: Gathering Young Experts’ Recommendations (January 2022, Online)

Final Agenda

Meeting Report

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


20 years of EU engagement in Afghanistan: Gathering civil society perspectives (January 2022, Online)

Final Agenda

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


Related Pages

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