swisspeace offers a variety of advanced training courses, study programs and academic teachings for peacebuilding professionals and researchers.

Advanced Training Courses

Peace Mediation Course
The annual, two-week Peace Mediation Course, organized by the Mediation Support Project (MSP) and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, is designed for participants to deepen their understanding of peace mediation and acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to support mediation processes effectively. More information.

Dealing with the Past Course
The annual, two-week Advanced Learning Course on Dealing with the Past, organized by swisspeace and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, provides a thorough understanding of the core issues and key challenges in dealing with a legacy of grave human rights violations in post-conflict societies. More information.

KOFF Training Series

In its 2014/15 Training Series, the Center for Peacebuilding (KOFF) offers four short, stand-alone, practice-oriented training courses on specific thematic and methodological aspects of peacebuilding.

KOFF Training Series 2014/15


Registration deadline: three weeks prior to the start of the respective course.

Tailor-Made Training

swisspeace and KOFF offer tailor-made training on a variety of topics, including the core competencies: Dealing with the Past, Mediation, Analysis & Impact, Statehood & Conflict, Business & Peace, Gender & Peacebuilding; as well as cross-cutting methodological competences e.g. conflict analysis, conflict sensitivity, design, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment.
Training is individualized, introductory or advanced, context-specific, people-to-people or web-based.
Target group: governmental, international and non-governmental organizations
Date and venue: to be decided together with the client

E-Learning Courses

The e-learning courses on mediation provide a first introduction to various topics related to peace processes, negotiations and mediation.

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