swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of conflict prevention and conflict transformation.


08 December 2016
Event at University of Basel on Human rights
On the 8th of December, various student groups and swisspeace will present their engagement for human rights at University of Basel. Furthermore Laurent Goetschel will attend a panel discussion on "peace and human rights". More information.  

23 November 2016
swisspeace on radio OE1: Give peace a chance!
On the 23 November, the swisspeace experts Sara Hellmüller, Martina Santschi and Roland Dittli took part in a radio program of the Austrian radio station OE1 to talk about our peacebuilding work. More information.

March - September 2017, Certificate of advanced Studies
Religion and Conflict
Improve your knowledge in the wide field of conflicts related to religion and enhance your sensitivity to such aspects. This CAS Course will be held in german and is composed of 17 course days between march and september 2017. Apply / More Information

1-3 February 2017, Peacebuilding Methodology Training
Course: Theories of Change in Fragile Contexts
Development, humanitarian and peacebuilding practitioners can now apply for this course in which you will learn how to make your projects in fragile contexts more effective. Apply / More Information

Latest publications

Julia Palmiano Federer, Rachel Gasser, 2016

International Peace Mediation and Gender: Bridging the Divide

BPC Policy Brief. Download.

Martina Santschi, 2016

Complexities of service delivery and state-building

SLRC Briefing Paper 21. More Info / Download

Martina Santschi, 2016

Key lessons learned on international engagement

SLRC Briefing Paper 22. More Info / Download

GICHD, swisspeace, 2016

Report: Mine action and peace mediation

The report explores the extent to which the two communities of practice could overcome the tendency of working in isolation and benefit from one another. Download.