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. Civil society has become widely recognised as a crucial actor in peace building and democratic reform at local, national and international levels. This roundtable meeting, the second of its kind to be organised by DPI on the subject of civil society, examined issues of civil society’s engagement with conflict resolution, the challenges of mobilising civil society, and the importance of civil society in democratic processes. We hope that this record of the discussions that took place in Urfa will encourage further dialogue on the role civil society can play in different conflict resolution processes.
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