South-Eastern Europe


swisspeace has developed expertise in South-Eastern Europe through consultancy mandates related the topic of Dealing with the Past and Statehood. Previously, swisspeace run a dialogue project in Kosovo as part of the Mediation Program.

Latest Activities and Publications

Mandate for UNDP Albania, 2017

Sigurimi Files in Albania

In the framework of a mandate by UNDP Albania swisspeace participated at a retreat of the Albanian Authority on the Sigurimi Files which is responsible to make accessible the records of the former secret communist police in Albania. Amongst others Nicola Diday provided an input on international experience in using archives for dealing with the past and made recommendations to the Authority.


15 March 2016

Input on Fragility

swisspeace participated in a regional workshop on governance in Macedonia, conducted by the SDC.


Mandate for the Swiss Confederation, 2016

Swiss Cooperation Strategy in Bosnia-Herzegovina

swisspeace facilitated a workshop to develop the new Swiss cooperation strategy in Bosnia-Herzegovina which includes strategic priorities of the Human Security Division of the FDFA, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the State Secretariat for Migration, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and Parliamentary Services.


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.


UNDP, 2015

Design of a new governance program

swisspeace support UNDP in designing a new governance program in Bosnia-Herzegowina.


Beobachter, 10 July 2015

Völkermord: Srebrenica hat die Welt verändert

Interview with Elisabeth Baumgartner, Head of the Dealing with the Past Program at swisspeace, on the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Screbrenica. Link


02 March 2015

KOFF Newsletter 135: Western Balkans: A Region in Transition

Read the pdf in German / English / French.


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