The CODEP network was established in 1993 in Great Britain as a discussion forum for researchers, organizations and practitioners involved in peace processes, who attempt to discover the sources of conflicts and how they influence human life. The forum provides knowledge, information, techniques and methods for peaceful resolution.
CODEP is a charitable organization. It receives annual grants from the UK Department for International Development, and contributions from British and international charities.
CODEPís main activities include roundtable discussions, where views and ideas are exchanged regarding conflict prevention policies; management of a contact database for NGOs, educational institutions and others interested in peaceful resolution of conflicts; and running annual international conferences on peaceful resolution of conflicts. CODEP also organizes working groups dealing with conflict in various areas of life.