swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. We analyze the causes of violent conflicts and develop strategies for their peaceful transformation.


04 August 2015
Registration for the
Conflict Analysis Training
is now open. This 3-day KOFF training course will take place from 18–20 November 2015 at the swisspeace Academy in Basel. It will offer guidance on conflict analysis tool selection and provide lessons drawn from field practice on addressing key challenges in carrying out, updating and utilising effective conflict analysis. More Information and registration by 31 August 2015.

30 July 2015
Registration for the 
Business, Conflict & Peace Course 
is now open. This 5-day course will take place from 2-6 November at the swisspeace Academy in Basel. It will explore the role of multi-stakeholder initiatives and policies in business, conflict and peace; and will critically discuss practical insights on state, company and civil society engagement in this field. More information and registration by 31 August 2015.

29 July 2015
On 9 September 2015, the Swiss FDFA will host the conference
15 Years of UNSCR 2015 on Women, Peace & Security: Review & Outlook
with the participation of Annemarie Sancar, Senior Program Officer for Gender and Peacebuilding at swisspeace, in the panel on „Gender Equality from the Peace Table to Peacebuilding and State Building". More information.

16 July 2015
The swisspeace annual conference 2015 on
Responding to Violent Conflict in the Future
will take place on 13 October 2015. More information.

13 July 2015
swisspeace and NOREF published the first newsletter edition on
Syria - Beyond War
It will be published on a quarterly basis. Read and register.

10 July 2015
swisspeace is looking for a
Head of Mediation Program (80 - 100%)
More information.



New Publications

Andreas Graf, 2015

Kooperation mit Unternehmen - Umgang mit Risiken

In: Verbands-Management, 41. Jahrgang, Ausgabe 2 (2015), S. 19-23. Link.

Cécile Druey, 2015

Südossetien: Konfliktherd oder Bindeglied?

In: Religion & Gesellschaft in Ost und West (RGOW) 6-7/2015. Link.

Hellmüller, Sara; Federer Palmiano Julia; Siegfried Matthias, 2015

Norm-Pushers or Deal-Brokers? Normative Challenges of Modern-Day Mediators

Background paper for the Oslo Forum 2015. Link .

Gasser, Rachel; Federer, Julia; Siegfried, Matthias, 2015

Letters to a Young Mediator

A collection of 10 letters, each the product of personal reflection from some of the great mediators of our time. To get a copy, please contact us. A sample letter by Swiss Ambassador Tagliavini (in German) can be downloaded here.