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The Centre for Democracy and Peace Building launches EU Debate NI

CDPB launches EU Debate NI Following negotiations with EU members, the British Government has committed itself to holding a referendum on the question as to whether the UK should remain a member or leave the European Union. This referendum will take place before the end of 2017. This referendum is of huge importance to the […]

Towards A Better Future Conference Report

The Centre for Democracy and Peace Building and Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership have been working for some time with DoJ and OFMDFM and other regional statutory, community and voluntary organisations in tackling hate crime. As part of this work it became clear there was a need for greater connection and alignment between central/local […]

CDPB launches EU Debate NI

In May 2015, the British Government committed itself to holding a referendum on the question as to whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of or leave the European Union, following negotiations which are currently taking place with other EU member states. The referendum will take place before the end of 2017. This referendum is of […]

Conor Houston to lead the EU Debate NI as Programme Director

Conor Houston is joining the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building team as Programme Director for the “EU Debate NI”. Conor is a lawyer, influencer, strategist, collaborator, innovator and active citizen.  He is a graduate of the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast and obtained his masters in International Human Rights law before studying […]

Lord Alderdice response to the Statement by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on the developing crisis in the power-sharing institutions at Stormont

Responding in the House of Lords today to the Statement by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on the developing crisis in the power-sharing institutions at Stormont Lord Alderdice (LD): My Lords, for a number of years when I was on the IMC I focused a great deal on the monitoring of paramilitary organisations. […]

Healing Memories. Healing Mind | 18 Sept | Ulster Museum | #CNB15

Centre for Democracy and Peace Building in partnership with the Ulster Museum invite you to Healing Memories / Healing Mind Eugen Koh – a psychiatrist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist from Melbourne, Australia will present his recent work with traumatised Aboriginal communities in the Central Desert of Australia. Followed by panel discussion with Lord Alderdice, Colin Davidson […]

Workshop with Nick Pickles, UK Policy Lead at Twitter | 15 Sept | NICVA

Twitter workshop at NICVA in collaboration with the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building. Tuesday, 15 September from 3pm – 4.30pm Learn from the Twitter’s UK Policy Lead Nick Pickles on the best practices of campaigning on the platform, covering a range of creative ideas and inspirations as well as simple tips and planning tools that […]

Honoured with 2015 Prize for Freedom

The Chairman of CDPB has been presented with the 2015 Liberal International, Prize for Freedom, by LI President, Dr Juli Minoves, at a ceremony in Zurich in June in the presence of many liberal politicians from around the world. The annual Prize for Freedom is Liberal International’s highest recognition and has been awarded each year […]

New Festival Aims to Spark Ideas on Politics and Culture

Over 35 events at Northern Ireland’s first festival of ideas & politics during 9-15 March The inaugural Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas & Politics was launched at Belfast City Hall today (11 February) by the Lord Mayor, Nichola Mallon and writer and performer, Nuala McKeever. The seven day festival features a packed programme of 37 […]

Dignity Leadership Training with Dr Donna Hicks, Harvard

The need has never been more urgent for people in leadership positions to be educated in matters related to dignity.  The desire to be treated as something of value is universal; it is our highest common denominator.  At the same time, we are all vulnerable to having our dignity violated, creating conflicts wherever human beings […]