Mediation has become a very prominent way of dealing with protracted and violent conflicts. swisspeace supports mediators and conflict parties in gaining knowledge and skills for effective dialogue and negotiations with the aim to make peace processes more legitimate. Therefore, the Mediation Program undertakes research, provides expert support such as workshop and concept development, and conducts trainings on strategy development, skills training or one-on-one coaching including for the United Nations, the EU and the FDFA.
The biggest project of the Mediation Program at swisspeace currently is:
The Mediation Support Project (MSP) helps the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (Political Division IV) building its mediation capacity. The MSP is a joint venture between swisspeace and the Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich. Learn more
Latest Activities and Publications
Tachles, 5 February 2016
Mediationspreis für swisspeace
Brief contribution on the “WinWinno” mediation prize awarded to swisspeace.
swisspeace, Conflict Dynamics International and FarikBerut.net, 2016
Inside Syria: What Local Actors Are Doing For Peace
The report commissioned by Finn Church Aid maps out local peacebuilding endeavors in Syria. Download.
Mandate for Search for Common Ground SFCG, 2016
Women’s inclusion in the Syrian Peace Process
swisspeace has conducted a research mandate to produce a base-line study commissioned by Search for Common Ground (SFCG).
Mandate for the EU, 2016
Mediation Support to the EU Parliament
swisspeace has developped a mediation resource package to train EU parliamentarians in peace mediation. The consultancy also comprises two coaching sessions.