Events

Through conferences, forums and workshops, swisspeace initiates reflection and learning processes, and shapes academic and political discourse on peace policy issues at the national and international level. 

Upcoming events

You will find information about upcoming events on our hompage.

swisspeace Annual Conference

The swisspeace Annual Conference is the flagship event and takes place annually in November.

KOFF roundtables

KOFF organizes roundtables, workshops and events on specific countries and topics.

swisspeace events

swisspeace organizes regular events and panel discussions on current and important topics with up-to-date expert analyses.

swisspeace participation in external events

swisspeace researchers and experts also participate as guest speakers in different external events.

Basel Peace Forum

The Basel Peace Forum intends to inspire new and unconventional ideas for peacebuilding. About 120 decision-makers from business, diplomacy, academia and civil society from 20 countries met on 15 and 16 January 2017 in Basel to rethink peace. The discussions led to the recommendations to world leaders to take up responsibility for peace. The next Basel Peace Forum will be in 2018. Learn more

Recent Events

23 January 2017

Launch of Report: Governance mechanisms in opposition-held areas in Syria

A new report on governance mechanisms in opposition-held areas in Syria was launched at Polit-Forum Käfigturm in Bern. 


15 - 16 January 2017

Basel Peace Forum

The Basel Peace Forum 2017 took place in Basel and intended to inspire new and unconventional ideas for peacebuilding. Carefully selected leading personalities and decision-makers from business, diplomacy, academia, and civil society were invited to discuss innovative peacebuilding. Website.


10 December 2016

Panel discussion on the human rights situation in Latin America

Anna Leissing (KOFF) took part in a panel discussion on the human rights situation in Latin America entitled "Human Rights in Latin America: Hopes and Nightmares". The event is organized by the Latin American Center of Zurich on occasion of the International Human Rights Day. Further Information (Spanish)


7 - 8 December 2016

OSCE Parallel Civil Society Confernce

As a member of the OSCE-wide NGO-network ‘Civic Solidarity Platform’, swisspeace attended the OSCE Parallel Civil Society Conference in Hamburg on 6 and 7 December 2016. At this event, civil society representatives from across the OSCE regions discussed human dimension issues in the context of the OSCE’s comprehensive security concept. The outcome documents received prominent attention from the German OSCE Chairmanship as well as other OSCE representatives. More Information


1 December 2016

KOFF Roundtable on Empowering women to act for their rights in Israel

The roundtable aimed to shed light on the current situation of Arab women in Israel based on the longstanding engagement of the Kayan - Feminist Organisation with Arab communities in northern Israel. The event took place within the framework of the international Campaign of 16 Days against Gender Based violence. Further information.


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