swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of conflict prevention and conflict transformation.


8 February 2016
swisspeace is looking for a
Senior Program Officer (70-90%)
Please send your application to More details can be found here.

3 February 2016
Register now for the training on
Conflict Sensitivity
Learn how to shape your program in a conflict-sensitive way. Further information. Apply here.

1 February 2016
Register now for the course
Fragility, Conflict & Statebuilding
Fragile and conflict-affected contexts - learn what it means for local programs and what international policy responses are. Further information. Apply here.

30 January 2016
In Hamburg swisspeace was awarded the
Prize for Innovation 2016 in the category "peacebuilding"
by Mediation DACH e.V. Germany, Austria, Switzerland for its efforts to improve international mediation. Highlights of the ceremony.

21 January 2016
Upcoming swisspeace Roundtable on 10 February 2016, 14:00 - 16:00
Inside Syria: What are local Actors doing for Peace?
In a recently published report, swisspeace, Conflict Dynamics International and draw attention to local peacebuilding actors, their perceptions of the conflict and the dynamics they try to influence. Further information. Download report.

New Publications

Djane Adou, 2016

Transition humanitaire en Côte d’Ivoire: Idéologies et pratiques des acteurs à l’épreuve de la demande locale.

In: Les Papiers du Fonds Croix Rouge française, janvier 2016, n°3, 18 p.

Ursina Bentele, Sacha Zala, 2016

Neutrality as a Business Strategy: Switzerland and Latin America in the Cold War

In: S. Bott, J. M. Hanhimaki, J. Schaufelbuehl, M.Wyss (eds.). Neutrality and Neutralism in the Global Cold War. Between or Within the Blocs? Routledge, 2015.

Briony Jones, 2015

Educating Citizens in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Models, Claims and Experiences in Post War Education Reform.

In: Fischer, M. Eds. Twenty Years after Dayton: The Western Balkans between Transitional Justice and Reconciliation. Routledge.

swisspeace, Conflict Dynamics International and, 2016

Inside Syria: What Local Actors Are Doing For Peace

The report commissioned by Finn Church Aid maps out local peacebuilding endeavors in Syria. Download.