SeeD grew out of the UNDP-ACT funded “Cyprus 2015” project, which was launched in May 2009 with the intention to create a bridge between public opinion and the policy level of the Cyprus peace process. Through its novel methodology called ‘Participatory Polling’, “Cyprus 2015” has made effective and sustainable policy recommendations and informed the policy debate regarding the Cyprus Peace talks while ensuring democratic citizenship participation based on values of inclusivity and democracy (UNSG Ban Ki-moon’s report S/2012/149). With support from Interpeace and UNDP-ACT, SeeD was officially registered in Belgium in late 2012. SeeD team is comprised of highly competent practitioners and scholars with years of combined experience in peace-building and reconciliation processes.