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

21 September 2016

Gibt es eine Ästhetik der Gewaltlosigkeit? - Event on the International Day of Peace

Are there aesthetics of non-violence? This question was discussed at the Univesity of Basel on 21 Sept. by three experts of arts and peace research: the new director of Kunstmuseum Basel Josef Helfenstein,  Prof. Goetschel and Prof. Ubl. See the Flyer (in German).


15 September 2016

14th National Symposium of the Swiss Red Cross

Annemarie Sancar, Senior Program Officer at swisspeace, participated in a panel discussion at the National Symposium of the Swiss Red Cross entitled "Menschen auf der Flucht" on the gender dimensions of displacement and the link to the UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. More information on the event.


26 august 2016

KOFF Roundtable on Guatemala and Honduras

KOFF organized a roundtable on space for civil society in Guatemala and Honduras, with the participation of Swiss Ambassador to Guatemala and Honduras Jürg Benz. The roundtable was successful and very well attended. It took place for the third year in a row. This helped build up confidence and a better understanding among the participants.


7-9 July 2016

Annual Core Group meeting of the CSPPS

swisspeace participated in the annual Core Group (CG) meeting of the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Staebuilding (CSPPS). The aim of the meeting was to strengthen working relationships across all platform members around the New Deal processes. On basis of discussions held, CSPPS Membership concluded the meeting by drafting and agreeing upon the Berlin Declaration.


5 July 2016

Podium Discussion on Working in Conflict Contexts

Is it possible to contribute to the development of a country where there is no state? How can we work on a long-term basis in a country affected by conflict? What difficulties do development organizations face? Sidonia Gabriel, KOFF director, took part in a podium discussion that looked at these issues.