Few places available for Winter Program. Extended application deadline is  21 December 2015.

IPD Academic Programs:

Theory - Practice - Research - Exchange - Networking - Contribute


  Who We Are

Institute for Peace and Dialogue (IPD) is an independent, international non-profit and non-religious institute located in Lucerne, Switzerland, where it dedicates itself to the promotion of prevention of conflicts between and within states, companies and communities by strengthening institutional dialogue, mediation and academic education with the participation of civil societies, INGOs, business and state institutions. To achieve its purpose, IPD can provide its beneficiaries with academic-scientific programs, institutional broad research-survey outputs, publication of educational materials, carrying out mediation, negotiation, reconciliation initiatives as well as reports.

IPD invites state and business institutions, INGOs, think tank centres, researchers, media and interested public actors for the cooperation and implementation of creative, innovative, effective and sustainable initiatives for the sake of empowering constructive intercultural dialogue, mediation, global governance, responsible leadership, peaceful conflict transformation, active world citizenship, human security and welfare.

Our Vision

Our vision is the education of an institutionalized civil society platform in peace-building, mediation, conflict transformation and intercultural dialogue, to convey a peaceful approach and behavior.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower civil society capacities in peacebuilding, conflict resolution, mediation and intercultural dialogue fields to build up a solution-oriented positive thinking in their work, community and family in order to have institutional impact for the sake of whole society development.   


We Strongly Believe

1. Desperate situation and non-solving problems are not eternal.

2. It is possible to make common decision and find common values, even the both conflict sides are thinking differently.

3. If the hostility thinking becomes  stronger, there are no winner and right side.

4. Protracted conflicts on the same time endanger to the development and prosperity of conflict parties.

5. Any peaceful mediation and negotiation actions are useful than nothing.