swisspeace offers a variety of training courses and study programs for peacebuilding professionals.

Advanced Learning Courses

Peace Mediation Course

The annual two-week Peace Mediation Course, organized by the Mediation Support Project (MSP), is designed for participants to deepen their understanding of peace mediation and acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to support mediation processes effectively. The course focuses on peace negotiations that include the top leadership of conflict parties and a mediator or a facilitator.
Date for 2015 will be announced soon.
For more information watch the 2014 Flyer or the homepage.

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.
Date for 2015 will be announced soon.
More information.

Advanced Studies Programs


MAS Peace & Conflict Transformation Program, register for courses individually

CAS Civilian Peacebuilding Course, register by 30 June

CAS Peacebuilding Methodologies Course, registration deadline of KOFF training courses

CAS National Dialogue & Peace Mediation Course, register by 31 October

CAS Fragility, Conflict & Statebuilding Course, register by 31 December

CAS Dealing with the Past Course, register by 28 February

Business, Conflict & Peace Course, register by 31 July

Conflict Prevention & Early Warning Course, register by 31 August

Gender Equality & Peacebuilding Course, register by 31 January

Winter School, register by 30 November

Other University Courses
swisspeace experts hold lectures and seminars at undergraduate and postgraduate level at various universities.

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

Previous KOFF Training Series

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 training on crosscutting 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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