About Us

Overview of EPDI

The management of relationships is fundamental to all human activity, from the individual level through to enterprises, political structures and the wider society. All exist through a web of relationships requiring good management and mutual understanding if they are to be successful. This idea of the management of transparent relationships of mutual benefit is at the heart of what Dialogue International does for those in business and politics.


Non-corrupt, transparent, frank sharing of experience and knowledge between business and parliamentary practitioners to address specific issues of economic concern within the framework of a Dialogue Centre has been found by many countries to be an effective tool for informing policy and legislative decisions. Moreover, where policy results from understanding, compromise and consensus, the very process of making it enriches the relationships between business and parliamentary practitioners to the benefit of the wider society. This has been most dramatically illustrated in the emerging democracies in which Dialogue International is currently operating.


Our tried and tested methodology is backed-up by 30 years of international experience: beginning with the Westminster Parliament and FTSE-100 companies based in London through the Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) and now translated into similar organisations in a total of 16 countries around the world.


An independent, not-for-profit body, Dialogue International does not seek to impose Westminster-style political structures. We are instead committed to facilitating country-specific solutions without favour to vested interests and underpinned by democratic values, developing political and economic welfare in any country prepared to maintain the integrity of our Code of Principles.

Dialogue International works in any country in transition which has the intention of establishing a democracy founded on the rule of law.

It works with any Parliamentarians who adhere to the Dialogue International Code of Principles.

Dialogue Centres provide a bridge of understanding for those in national legislatures and the economy, but can include all stakeholders with an interest in the democratic and economic development of a given country, including Government and civil society.

Economic participation in Dialogue Centres includes all sectors and sizes of enterprise, including the rural economy and employees as well as employers.


Our Code of Principles is recognised by the EU and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly as a benchmark in transparent, non-corrupt relationships between business and politicians.