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

27 October 2016

"Boko Haram - Eine Ursachenforschung" - Lecture at Mission 21 in Basel

Laurent Goetschel and Yakubu Joseph talked about the origins of Boko Haram at Mission 21 in Basel. More on the event.

27 october 2016

KOFF roundtable on Colombia

The discussion with Luis Guillermo (CINEP), Luz Estella (COLEMAD), and Ricardo (Sembrando Paz) was very positive  and constructive, with faith that something will move forward in Colombia and that the current situation offers the opportunity to redicuss what kind of peace the country needs.

21 October 2016

Conference about civilian crisis prevention

David Lanz spoke at a conference in Berlin organized by the Social Democratic Party (SPD) parliamentary group about civilian crisis prevention. The conference is part of a process within the German government to develop guidelines for strengthening Germany’s role in conflict prevention, including mediation.

18 october 2016

Conference on the Agenda 2030

KOFF, alliance sud, Alliance-Environment and the Swiss National Unions' association (SGB) organized a conference on the role of civil society in the implementation of the Agenda 2030. A follow-up meeting is coming soon. 

10 October 2016

Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium Event

Martina Santschi participated in a panel discussion held in Nairobi. The key findings will be published in three briefing papers. More on the event