Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan, 4-5 December 2012
A Conference on “From Bullets to Ballots”. Parties from different parts of the world met to discuss on this year’s theme, “Dialogue and Reconciliation”.
The Conference Series “From Bullets to Ballots” is organized by the Swedish Social Democratic Party together with the Olof Palme International Center. It is a meeting ground for social democratic and progressive political parties, all of whom were once centralist liberation movements, now being in different stages of transition towards functioning democratic structures. It is an opportunity to discuss and share experiences, achievements and obstacles with each other. Starting in 2003 with ANC of South Africa and Fatah of Palastine, the conference has grown, in its sixth round, to include also Frelimo of Mozambique, MPLA of Angola, Akbayan of the Philippines and this year’s host: Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Download the report Dialogue and Reconciliation (PDF)
Anna Lindh Seminar 17th September 2012, Stockholm
Download the report from the seminar: A new global deal between capital and labour (PDF)
Istanbul, April 2011
From Resistence movements to established political parties.
In April 2011, representatives from Palestinian Al-Fatah, Iraqi PUK and South African ANC met in Istanbul, Turkey, to discuss their latest developments from resistance movements to political parties. It was their fifth meeting, arranged by the Swedish Social Democratic Party and Olof Palme International Center. This years’ theme was "non-violent action". The conference started with an update about the parties since their last meeting in Alexandria, Egypt 2010.
Download the report "from Bullets to Ballots here" (PDF)
Alexandira, Egypt February 2010
From a liberation movement to a modern democratic party.
Download the report from the seminar: From a liberation movement to a modern democratic party (PDF)