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, 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.

swisspeace, 2015

Mediation Newsletter (1/2015)

Find the latest information about the activities of swisspeace's Mediation team in the new Mediation Newsletter. Link / Registration