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.
You will find information about upcoming events on our hompage.
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
KOFF organizes roundtables, workshops and events on specific countries and topics.
swisspeace organizes regular events and panel discussions on current and important topics with up-to-date expert analyses.
swisspeace researchers and experts also participate as guest speakers in different external events.
July 17 - 19, 2017
Third Academic Conference on International Mediation
swisspeace co-organized the third Academic Conference on International Mediation in Rio de Janeiro jointly with the Global South Unit on Mediation and the Centre for Mediation in Africa. Read a summary of the different panels here.
4 April 2017
Roundtable on Transitional Justice
This roundtable entitled "From Transitional Justice to Transformative Justice? Linking Dealing with the Past and Societal Transformation" concluded that transitional justice must be more future oriented in order to create public spaces where a societal transformation could take place.
27 March - 31 March 2017
Annual Meeting Mediation Support Network
swisspeace attended the annual Mediation Support Network reunion hosted in New York. The meeting was dedicated to the theme “The State of the Field of Mediation: New Challenges”. More
23 March 2017
KOFF roundtable on "Peace Agreement in Colombia: What do we learn from Guatemala?"
KOFF discussed the lessons that could be learned from Guatemala's peace process 20 years ago for the ongoing process in Columbia. Civil society representatives from Guatemala and Colombia shared their experience and concluded that it is crucial for the international community not to leave a country after the signing of a peace agreement but to stay and accompany the process further in order to protect vicitms and human rights activits in the long run. Media report (in Spanish).
16 March 2017
KOFF roundtable on "War of Trauma or Trauma of War"
This KOFF roundtable discussed the issues of traumas and war in the context of the Ukrainian conflict.