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

25 May 2016

Conference on Problematizing Reconciliation in Local Contexts and the Role of the International Community

Djané Adou gave an input on “Transitional Justice and National Reconciliation in Côte d’Ivoire: diverging directions and therapies of a crisis” at the conference held by the University of Leiden in the Hague. The conference attempted to deepen the meaning of reconciliation in local contexts and trace the influence of the international community on reconciliation.

10 May 2016

Commons in a "Glocal" world: global connections and local responses

Djané Adou held a presentation with the title "Mining industry and Local Peacebuilding in War-Torn States: the Ity mining and the local governance dynamic in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa" at the University of Bern.

14 April 2016

Junior Diplomat Initiative's Youth Dialogue 2016

swisspeace co-facilitated a workshop on international peace mediation organized by the Junior Diplomat Initiative JDI Switzerland at the Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva. Link.

4 April 2016

KOFF Roundtable on the Arms Trade Treaty and the role of the Swiss civil society

Swiss non-governmental organizations discussed the role of Swiss civil society in regards to the Arms Trade Treaty and the possible contributions of different actors to public activities during the first conference in Geneva on 22 - 26 August 2016. More information.

15 March 2016

Input on Fragility

swisspeace participated in a regional workshop on governance in Macedonia, conducted by the SDC.