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.

Latest Activities

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.