Centre for Kurdish Progress

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Centre for Kurdish Progress




London, U.K.


Centre for Kurdish Progress is an independent and non-partisan organisation inaugurated June 2014. This new organisation provides expert opinions and debates, focusing on the issue of Kurdistan and Kurdish people in the UK as well as internationally.

As a policy forum Kurdish Progress organises: speaker series, panel discussions and social events, in order to progress the position of Kurdish people in the UK and to offer a space for debating Kurdistan’s position in the world. The collaboration with the British Parliament, local and international think tanks and academic institutions frames our core principle of action.


The mission of the Centre for Kurdish Progress is very simple: “We want to establish greater significance to the Kurdish question internationally, make society aware of the situation in the region and Diaspora, which has become a historical and intriguing debate. We want future Kurdish generations, to grow up in a society, where they do not neglect their heritage; learn the Kurdish language, and admit once and for all.”

  • Improve position of Kurdish People in the UK
  • Introduce the Kurdish Question to general society
  • Make the debate appeal to the ‘everyday’ person
  • Provide a space for debate and maybe find solutions
  • Discuss and develop the debate on inner divisions of Kurdistan
  • To host forums and panel discussions dealing with topics related to the analysis of the Kurdish question and the wider Kurdistan region (Bakur/North, Bashur/South, Rojhelat/East, Rojava/West).
  • To act as a non-party political and non- governmental institution with the aim of providing expert opinion, advice, debate and discussion on Kurdistan, Kurdish People and the Kurdish Question