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 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 is to empower civil society capacities in peace-building, mediation, intercultural dialogue and peace education, to build up a solution-oriented positive thinking in their works, community and family in order to have positive impact for the whole society.
We strongly believe:
1. Desperate situation and non-solving problems are not eternal.
2. It is possible to make common decision which both sides.
3. We can find common values, traditions and similar situation among conflict parties.
4. Protracted conflicts on the same time endanger regional development and prosperity.
5. Any mediation and negotiation actions are better than nothing.