As a peace research institute, swisspeace scientists seek to understand the causes of wars and violent conflicts and to formulate conflict mitigation and peacebuilding strategies.
Research at swisspeace aims to lay the ground for policy-making in peacebuilding on the one hand, and to contribute to academic debates on peace and conflict research as well as to the dissemination of results towards practice on the other.
Besides policy relevance, inter- and transdisciplinary approaches based on partnerships with academics worldwide, particularly in the South, are key principles of research at swisspeace.
Mandate for FDFA, 2013-2014
Natural Born Peacemakers?
Departmental research (Ressortforschung) to explore ideas and identities in foreign policies of small states in Western Europe. Activities included a workshop on Ukraine in April 2014.
03 April 2014
EPLO Civil Society Dialogue Network Policy Meeting
Elisabeth Baumgartner participated in the conference "Towards an EU Policy on Transitional Justice" organized by the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office in Bruxelles. More information.
03 April 2014
New Deal, Civil Society and Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security
Sidonia Gabriel participated in a panel discussion at the Austrian Peacebuilding Platform.
30 March - 02 April 2014
Conference on National Dialogue and Mediation Processes
Sara Hellmüller participated in a mediation conference on "peace processes in fragile states, national dialogues and mediation" in Helsinki, with a special focus on Syria, Yemen and Myanmar. Link.
29 March 2014
The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts
Sidonia Gabriel gave an input at a three-day conference on interactive problem solving held at Harvard University. Program.