DPI’s Annual Report 2018 showcases the various events and activities the organisation has undertaken during this year, which include seven roundtables (RT), two Comparative Study Visits (CSV) and three assessment meetings. In 2018, DPI witnessed a growth in participation in our internationally-based activities, engaging 190 prominent actors from across a broad spectrum of society in … Read moreAnnual Report 2018
On 16th October 2018, DPI brought a diverse group of members of the mainstream and alternative Turkish media to Dublin and Belfast to examine the role and place of the media in conflict resolution. Following on from our April meeting of the same theme, this roundtable provided a timely opportunity for participants to discuss ways in … Read moreRoundtable Report: The Role of Media in Conflict Resolution. Dublin & Belfast, 16-19 October, 2018.
On 29 September, DPI held a roundtable meeting on ‘Lessons learnt from international experiences in conflict resolution’ in Ankara, Turkey. The meeting brought together a diverse group of more than 50 participants including politicians and policy-makers, civil society actors, academics and journalists, to discuss experiences from peace and transition processes around the world, which offer … Read moreDPI Roundtable Report: Lessons Learnt from International Experiences in Conflict Resolution, Ankara 28-30 September 2018.
From April 25-27, DPI held a roundtable meeting in Oslo to discuss the role of media in conflict resolution. The diverse group of participants comprised prominent members of both the mainstream and alternative media in Turkey who engaged in a fruitful and insightful discussions drawing on the international experiences from both the Colombian and Northern Ireland … Read moreRoundtable Report: The Role of Media in Conflict Resolution. Oslo, 25-27 April, 2018.
From May 24-27, DPI help a Comparative Study Visit meeting discussing ‘Public Engagement in Conflict Resolution Processes’ with members of Turkey’s Wise Persons’ Committee in Oslo. The meeting was hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and attended by representatives from the ministry as well as the EU. Speakers included Roelf Meyer, former Chief Negotiator … Read moreComparative Study Visit Report: Public Engagement in Conflict Resolution Processes. Oslo, 24-27 May 2018
From March 2-4, 2018 DPI held a Roundtable meeting discussing ‘Women’s role in dialogue and conflict resolution in challenging times: Working together to address issues of common interest’ in Istanbul. The meeting was attended by Christian Berger, EU Ambassador to Turkey and Brendan Ward, Irish Ambassador to Turkey as well as speakers from the Norwegian … Read moreRoundtable Report: Women’s role in dialogue and conflict resolution in challenging times: Working together to address issues of common interest. Istanbul, 2-4 March, 2018
On 25-27th October, DPI held a roundtable meeting in Dublin which drew on experiences from Northern Ireland’s conflict and peace process to focus on the role of civil society in conflict resolution processes, particularly in the course of challenging times. The visit took place over three days in Dublin with a one-day roundtable structured around … Read moreRoundtable Report: Dialogue in Difficult Times – The Role of Civil Society in Conflict Resolution Processes. Dublin, October 25-27, 2017.
On Saturday, 29 July 2017, DPI held a roundtable meeting in Ankara, Turkey to discuss the role of women in conflict resolution from the comparative example of Northern Ireland. Participants included Members of Parliament, prominent journalists, leading academics, constitutional lawyers, and representatives of women’s business organisations. Speakers Avila Kilmurray and Jane Morrice, two founding members … Read moreRoundtable Report: The Role of Women in Peace Processes and Conflict Resolution A Comparative Case Study of Northern Ireland. Ankara, July 29, 2017.
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 … Read moreComparative Study Visit Report: Peace & the Economy – The Role of Business and the Private Sector in Peace Processes. Dublin and Belfast, July 10-13, 2017.
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 … Read moreMarch 2017 Ankara Roundtable Report: Dialogue in Difficult Times: The Cases of Northern Ireland and the Philippines
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.
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 … Read moreRoundtable Meeting: ‘Conflict, Crisis and the role of the Media’, Geneva, 18-20 November 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.
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 … Read moreRoundtable Meeting: ‘Incorporating and Integrating Women in Peace processes and Conflict Resolution’, Ankara, 15-17 July 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 … Read moreComparative Study Visit on Police Reform and Accountability: London and Belfast, 9 – 13 May 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 … Read moreConflict 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 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 … Read moreGetting 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 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 … Read moreGetting a process back on track – a continued conversation on international experiences – Bilgi University, Istanbul, 28 November 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.
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 Committee. During the visit key actors from Northern Ireland’s peace process were … Read moreKeeping a Peace Process on Track: A Comparative Study Visit Report 19th-23rd April 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; … Read moreComparative Study to the Philippines, 20-27th June 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 … Read moreComparative 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 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 … Read moreThe Role of Language, Identity and the Media in Conflict Resolution – Roundtable Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, 8 November 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 … Read moreComparative Study Visit Series for Parliamentarians, Ireland, 17th July 2013 – 31st May 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 … Read moreThe Role of Civil Society in Conflict Resolution – The Irish Experience: Roundtable Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, 9th – 11th April 2014
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 … Read moreThe 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 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 … Read moreThe Role of Women in Conflict Resolution, Roundtable Meeting, Van, 28th September 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 … Read moreComparative Study Visit to Berlin, Germany, 21th October– 24th October 2013
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.