Reports

Peace & the Economy: The Role of Business and the Private Sector in Peace Processes – Comparative Study Visit Report

 From July 10 to 13th 2017  DPI carried out a comparative study visit to Dublin and Belfast for senior members of Turkey’s business community to learn about the role of business in the Northern Ireland peace process and the effect of peace on the economy.  Topics discussed included the benefits of peace for the Northern […]

DPI roundtable took place at the Sheraton Ankara March 2017 Ankara Roundtable Report: Dialogue in Difficult Times: The Cases of Northern Ireland and the Philippines

On 4th March 2017, the Democratic Progress Institute (DPI) held a roundtable in Ankara which brought together a diverse group from Turkey’s political and cultural spectra. This inclusive roundtable was the first event organised by DPI in Turkey since the attempted military coup d’état, therefore, the focal theme was dialogue in difficult times. The roundtable […]

CSV Dublin-Belfast 2016 Comparative Study Visit: UNSCR 1325 and the Role of Women in the Peace Process, Dublin Belfast, December 2016

In December, DPI delivered a Comparative Study Visit to Ireland for women participants, which focused on UNSCR 1325 and the role of women in peace processes.

Roundtable Meeting: ‘Conflict, Crisis and the role of the Media’, Geneva, 18-20 November 2016 DPI Roundtable Meeting: “Conflict, Crisis and the Role of the Media”, November 2016

The following is a summary of the discussions that took place during DPI’s recent Roundtable meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, from 18 to 20 November 2016. The roundtable addressed the topic of ‘Conflict, Crisis and the Role of the Media’, with a particular focus on the cases of Northern Ireland and Colombia.

Roundtable Meeting: ‘Conflict, Crisis and the role of the Media’, Geneva, 18-20 November 2016

The Democratic Progress Institute (DPI) held a roundtable meeting last weekend in Geneva, bringing together senior journalists and cultural figures from across Turkey’s socio-political spectrum, to discuss the role of the media in conflict resolution. The roundtable facilitated expertise and knowledge sharing from international speakers, including Tom Kelly, former official spokesman for Tony Blair, Owen […]

Roundtable Meeting: “Keeping dialogue alive – How to get a process back on track in the aftermath of a major crisis?” Dublin, Dundalk and Belfast, 7-11 October 2016

The following report summarises the discussions that took place during DPI’s recent roundtable meeting in Ireland, which comprised a series of talks that took place in Dublin, Dundalk and Belfast from 7 to 11 October 2016. The visit focussed on addressing the topic of ‘How to get a process back on track in the aftermath of a major crisis?’ It explored this question in the context of the Irish experience of conflict resolution, and from a gendered perspective.

Roundtable Meeting: ‘Incorporating and Integrating Women in Peace processes and Conflict Resolution’, Ankara, 15-17 July 2016

The following report outlines the key points of discussion during DPI’s recent roundtable in Ankara on the topic of women’s incorporation and inclusion in peace processes. This took place against the backdrop of an attempted military coup on the first day of the activity, and further activities of this kind allowing for inclusive national dialogue […]

Comparative Study Visit on Police Reform and Accountability: London and Belfast, 9 – 13 May 2016

DPI recently carried out a comparative study visit, in partnership with Turkey based think tank PODEM, to London and Belfast. The visit comprised a series of roundtable meetings from 9 to 13 May 2016, addressing the topic of ‘Towards Advocating Police Monitoring Mechanisms in Turkey’ through an exploration of policing accountability and oversight bodies in […]

Conflict Resolution in Colombia – The Havana Talks and Beyond: A Comparative Study Visit Report 16 – 23 April 2016

The Democratic Progress Institute carried out a comparative study visit to Colombia from 16-23 April 2016, to explore the peace process currently under way in Havana between the Government and the armed group, FARC. Participants met with key actors from both sides of the process, including Colombian President Santos, senior actors and negotiators from around […]

Getting a process back on track in challenging times: A Comparative Study Visit Report – Dublin, Dundalk, Belfast, 19th-24th March 2016

The Democratic Progress Institute carried out a Comparative Study Visit to Dublin, Dundalk and Belfast from 19 to 24 March as part of the Institute’s Turkey programme. This visit explored themes relating to “getting a process back on track in challenging times”, addressing topics from a gendered perspective, examining in particular the experiences of women […]

Getting a process back on track – a continued conversation on international experiences – Bilgi University, Istanbul, 28 November 2015

The Democratic Progress Institute carried out a Roundtable Meeting addressing the topic ‘Getting a Process Back on Track’. The following is a summary of the discussion that occurred during the Roundtable Meeting jointly held by İstanbul Bilgi University’s Centre for Conflict Resolution Studies, and the Democratic Progress Institute, in Istanbul on 28 November 2015. The Istanbul meeting allowed for a continuation of […]

Getting a Process Back on Track: Roundtable Meeting, Ankara, Turkey, 3rd October 2015

The following is a summary of the conversation that took place during DPI’s recent Roundtable Meeting, held in Ankara, Turkey on 3 October 2015 and addressing the topic of ‘Getting a Process Back on Track’. Identifying the need for a platform for relevant dialogue and discussion, the Roundtable focused on exploring the ways in which to bring a process ‘back on track’ when it has become derailed or is facing significant challenges such as those being faced in the context of Turkey’s resolution process today.

Keeping a Peace Process on Track: A Comparative Study Visit Report 19th-23rd April 2015

This report details the discussion that took place during DPI’s Comparative Study Visit to Southern and Northern Ireland in April 2015. Participants in the visit included government advisors, policy makers, high level journalists and media personalities, academics and members of Turkey’s Wise Persons Commission. During the visit key actors from Northern Ireland’s peace process were […]

Comparative Study to the Philippines, 20-27th June 2015

This report documents the discussions carried out during DPI’s Comparative Study Visit to the Philippines from 20-27 June 2015. The Southern Philippines peace process was explored in a series of roundtables held in Manila and Cotabato (Southern Philippines), and the visit included 18 participants from Turkey, including Members of Parliament from each main political party; […]

Comparative Study Visit to Dublin, Ireland, 15-18th February 2015

This report details the discussion that took place during the Democratic Progress Institute’s roundtable meeting in Ireland from the 15th – 18thFebruary 2015, regarding the Irish experience of conflict resolution. The delegation participating in this visit comprised women only, and was composed of high level political actors, media personalities and journalists, academics, policy makers and civil […]

The Role of Language, Identity and the Media in Conflict Resolution – Roundtable Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, 8 November 2014

This report details the discussion that took place during the Democratic Progress Institute’s roundtable meeting in Istanbul, Turkey on 8th November 2014, regarding the role of language, identity and the media in conflict resolution, which took place in partnership with İstanbul Bilgi University. Language and identity are root causes of many conflicts globally, but also […]

Comparative Study Visit Series for Parliamentarians, Ireland, 17th July 2013 – 31st May 2014

This report details three high-level Comparative Study Visits to Ireland, organised by the Democratic Progress Institute. The aim of these visits was to bring delegates from each of Turkey’s main political parties to discuss the general topic of conflict resolution in the context of the Northern Ireland peace process along with the specific interests of each delegation. These small […]

The Role of Civil Society in Conflict Resolution – The Irish Experience: Roundtable Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, 9th – 11th April 2014

This report details the activities and roundtable discussion which took place during the Democratic Progress Institute’s Comparative Study visit to Dublin, Ireland from 9th – 11th April 2014, carried out in partnership with the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation and hosted by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs. The study focused on The Role of Civil Society in […]

The Role of Civil Society in Conflict Resolution, Roundtable Meeting in Urfa, Turkey, 1st March 2014

This report details the discussion that took place during the Democratic Progress Institute’s roundtable meeting in Urfa, Turkey on 1st March 2014, regarding the role of civil society in conflict resolution.

Language, Culture and Identity in Wales, A Comparative Study Visit Report, 13th – 16th January 2014

This report details the activities and roundtable discussions experienced during the Democratic Progress Institute’s Comparative Study visit to Cardiff, Wales from 12th to 16th January 2014. The study focused on the subjects of Language, Culture and Identity in Wales, in the context of devolution.

The Role of Women in Conflict Resolution Comparative Study Visit Report, Ireland, 28th November – 2nd December 2013

This report details the discussion that took place during the Democratic Progress Institute’s roundtable meeting in Ireland from the 28th November – 2nd December 2013, regarding the role that women can play in conflict resolution. The importance of the role of women and their contribution to peace processes is increasingly being recognised by the international […]

The Role of Women in Conflict Resolution, Roundtable Meeting, Van, 28th September 2013

This report details the discussion that took place during the Democratic Progress Institute’s roundtable meeting in Van, Turkey on 28th November 2013, regarding the role that women can play in conflict resolution. The importance of the role of women and their contribution to peace processes is increasingly being recognised by the international community. This roundtable […]

Comparative Study Visit to Berlin, Germany, 21th October– 24th October 2013

This report provides a record of all meetings that took place during the Comparative Study Visit to Germany, which was jointly conducted by The Democratic Progress Institute and the Berghof Foundation in October 2013 and was hosted by the German Federal Foreign Office. The overarching aim of the visit was to provide a platform for influential […]

The Relationship between State and Media and its effect on Conflict Resolution, 29 June 2013

This report details the discussion that took place during the
Democratic Progress Institute’s roundtable meeting in Mardin,
Turkey on 29th June 2013, regarding the relationship between the
State and the Media, particularly in conflict resolution processes.

Post Apartheid Reconciliation and Coexistence in South Africa: A Comparative Studies Visit Report 30th April-7th May 2013

This report details the activities and roundtable discussions experienced during our visit to South Africa, from 30th April to 7th May 2013.The study focused on the subjects of post-apartheid reconciliation and coexistence in South Africa.

Why Civil Society and Conflict Resolution?: Roundtable Meeting, Istanbul, 6th April 2013

This report details the discussion that took place during the Democratic Progress Institute and the Berghof Foundation’s roundtable meeting in Istanbul, Turkey on 6th April 2013, regarding the role that civil society can play in conflict resolution.

The Role of Local Media in Conflict Resolution: Roundtable Meeting, Istanbul, 14th November 2012

This report details the discussion that took place during the Democratic Progress Institute’s roundtable meeting in Istanbul, Turkey on 14th November 2012, regarding the role that local media can play in conflict resolution.

The Role of Women in Conflict Resolution: Roundtable Meeting, Istanbul, 19th September 2012

This report details the discussion that took place in Istanbul, Turkey on 19th September 2012 regarding the role that women can play in conflict resolution. Women are crucial stakeholders in peacebuilding and democratic reform and yet they are too often side-lined because of entrenched gender biases.

Constitution Making in a Divided Society: Roundtable Meeting, Kent, 24th – 26th June 2012

This report details the activities and roundtable discussions experienced during our visit to in Kent, United Kingdom, from 24th June to 26th June 2012.

Language, Identity & Cultural Rights and Devolution in Wales: A Comparative Study Visit Report 20th – 24th June 2012

This report details the activities and roundtable discussions experienced during DPI’s Comparative Study visit to Cardiff, Wales from 20th June to 24th June 2012. The study focused on the subjects of Language, Identity and Cultural Rights and Devolution in Wales.

DPI Roundtable: Evaluation of Comparative Studies and International Experiences

This report details DPI’s roundtable discussions held in London, Belfast and Edinburgh, from the 22nd-29thJuly 2011.

DPI Roundtable: The Role of Media in Conflict, Istanbul, Turkey

This report gives a record of the roundtable meeting entitled ‘The Role of the Media in Conflict’ held in Istanbul on 28 April, 2012.

Turkey: Comparative Studies Visit to the United Kingdom – Conflict Resolution

Report on the DPI comparative study visit to the United Kingdom that took place between 22-29th July 2011.

Turkey: Comparative Studies Visit to the Rep. of Ireland – Conflict Resolution

A report on DPI’s comparative study visit to the Republic of Ireland 27th November-1st December 2011.