Spaces for Dialogue
swisspeace provides multi-stakeholder platforms for exchange, joint analysis, critical debates, and networking in order to find innovative approaches and new strategies to peacebuilding challenges.
This includes the exchange between peacebuilding actors, researchers and practitioners frm different sectors including peacebuilding, humanitarian aid, development cooperation and the security sector, as well as between conflict parties and those affected by conflict. Our role is to provide spaces to facilitate dialogue processes and, if needed, to support these with internal and external expertise.
Mandate for United Nations Office of the Special Envoy for Syria, 2016-2017
Civil Society Support Room
swisspeace and NOREF have been implementing partners of the United Nations Office of the Special Envoy for Syria by facilitating the participation of civil society in the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva through the Civil Society Support Room. The main objective of this Room is to render the peace process more inclusive.
DME for Peace, 15 March 2016
Peace Exchange and Conflict Sensitivity
DME for Peace published an interview with Sabina Handschin on Peace Exchange and the “Conflict Sensitivity Community-Hub (CSC-Hub)”. Link.
Mandate for the Federal Foreign Office, 2016
Civil Society Experts Workshops on OSCE Human Dimension and Multi-Dimensional Issues as well as OSCE Parallel Civil Society Conference
swisspeace accompanies the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 by supporting projects on Human Dimension and Multi-Dimensional Issues in view of the annual OSCE Parallel Civil Society Conference hosted by Germany in Hamburg in December 2016. Parallel to this event, swisspeace has organized various workshops in close cooperation with the Civic Solidarity Platform.
27-28 November 2015
Panel Discussion and Symposium on Women, Peace and Security
Together with several partners, KOFF/swisspeace organised the event series "Women Peace Security - reloaded" including a panel and a symposium to critically reflect on the limits and (missed) opportunities of the UN agenda on Women, Peace and Security. Both events provided support for the preparation of the shadow report of the Swiss NAP on UNSCR 1325. Photos of the events
Project funded by FDFA, 2015
Russia-Ukraine Dialogue Project
swisspeace has begun its dialogue project 'Fostering civil society dialogue between Russia and Ukraine'. After analyzing the consequences of the armed conflicts at a grassroots level, two transnational meetings were held in Istanbul. With ongoing conflict and official negotiations in deadlock, the project plans to initiate or support transnational dialogue initiatives in specific areas.