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School of Peacebuidling, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Intercultural Dialogue, Security, Leadership, Human Rights

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9th International Summer Academy: 16 - 25 July, 2018 (10 Days)

10th International Summer Academy: 25 July - 03 August, 2018 (10 Days)

3 Month CAS - Research Program: 16 July - 14 October, 2018 (90 Days)

 Baar, Switzerland

 Training + Research + 1 Day Trip to Luzern & Group Lunch


Video Club of IPD VII Summer Academy: 11-20 August, 2017


Video Club of IPD VIII Summer Academy: 20-29 August, 2017




Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD is one of the leading organiser of several successful annual international academic trainings and research programs in Switzerland in the field of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, mediation, security, intercultural dialogue and human rights which these events bring together state, private and public sector representatives.

IPD is very glad to announce its next International Summer Programs which is going to be held in Switzerland. Applicants could choose either 10 - 20 days Summer Academy or 3 Month CAS-Research program together with 10-20 Days Training participation in the filled application.

Our experts, who are professionals in their fields, will contribute to this event, with many years of experience in peace and conflict studies.

Nowadays unfortunately several frozen or ongoing conflicts between or within states still exist. Conflicts are different and if we look to the world mankind, how they are facing many new challenges, coupled with new dangerous situations, i.e. terrorist acts, non-legal arming of conflict sides, re-determination of borders, establishing new countries in the world map, non-providing territorial integrity, trafficking of arms, drugs and human; disputes on the implementation of transnational energy projects, democratization and false elections, revolution and internal political conflicts, armed guerrilla movements, violation and discrimination by nationalists, world economic crisis, climate change and unsafely biodiversity etc. Unfortunately the list is long. Conflicts are related and an integral part of human beings, as conflicts cause violation of human rights.

Existing conflicts weaken every kind of cooperation between nations and states. Without mutual cooperation and understanding, the future prosperity of the region would remain only as a good dream. Taking into consideration of peaceful behaviour and engagements, we can make a decision on the strict belief, that opportunities for solving conflicts are feasible.

Because in every conflict situation and tension forms we consequently face the below mentioned common situations:

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

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

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

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

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



 - 3 Month Summer 2017 CAS-Research Program: 11 August - 08 November, 2017

- VII International Summer Academy: 11-20 August, 2017

- VIII International Summer Academy: 20-29 August, 2017

- 3 Month Winter 2017 CAS-Research Program: 17 February - 16 May, 2017

- II International Winter Academy: 17-26 February, 2017

- 3 Month Summer 2016 CAS-Research Program: 09 August - 06 November, 2016

- VI International Summer Academy: 19-29 August, 2016

- V International Summer Academy: 09-19 August, 2016

- 3 Month Winter 2016 CAS - Research Program: 15 February - 14 May, 2016

- I International Winter Academy: 15-25 February, 2016

- 3 Month Summer 2015 CAS-Research Program: 07 August - 06 November, 2015

- IV International Summer Academy: 17-27 August, 2015

- III International Summer Academy: 07-17 August, 2015

- II International Summer Academy: 17-27 August, 2014

- I International Summer Academy: 01-11 September 2013



Prof. Doc. Johan Galtung                                       Mr. Joe Gerada

Prof. Dietrich Fischer                                             Mr. Jorgen Johansen

Prof. Patrice Brodeur                                              Ms. Elena Pruvli

Dr. Karin Schreiner                                                Mr. Aleksandar Weisner

Dr. Sara Clark Habibi                                             Ms. Julianne Funk

Mr. Marko Vukovic                                                Dr. Peter Adler

Mr. Marc Finaud                                                     Dr. Urs Bloesch

Mr. Kenneth Pickles                                               Dr. Alicia Cabezudo

Dr. Carrie Pemberton                                             Ms. Edit Kovari                                                      

Dr. Daniel Mekonnen                                             Dr. Majken Jul Sørensen

Mr. Christophe Barbey                                    Dr. Marcello Mollica

Dr. Andrea Marrone                                        Ms. Ana Shevchenko



- The main goal of the 10 or 20 days Summer Academy is to strengthen the skills of the representatives from state institutions, business sector, INGOs/NGOs, education institutions, religious organisations, independent mediators and politicians through academic trainings in peacebuilding, mediation, conflict resolution, security, human rights and intercultural dialogue fields.

- The main goal of the 3 Month CAS-Research Program is to develop the skills of the researchers via academic trainings, reading materials, Supervisor guidance and closely acquaintance them with relevant Swiss state, public and private Institutions.



Participation fee payment to EUR Account:

Beneficiary`s Name: Institut für Frieden und Dialog (IPD)

Bank Name: PostFinance Ltd                                                           

Bank Address: Mingerstrasse 20, 3030 Bern, Switzerland                                                                                           

Account number: 91-577724-2 EUR                                                                                                                          

IBAN: CH 27 0900 0000 9157 7724 2                                                                                                                       




Depending from the above mentioned participation fee payment, participants will stay in double or single rooms during the Summer Academy period in the 'Eckstein' Meeting and Education Centre. Centre located in Baar the region of Zug Kanton which is one of the beautiful place of Switzerland, which is close to the Zurich, Bern and Luzern Kantons.

Event place is very close to the Baar Main Train Station and if you arriving by plane to the Zurich Airport you can reach to the Baar Main Train Station by train directly from Zurich Main Train Station.

For more information on accommodation please visit the webpage of 'Eckstein' Meeting and Education Centre www.zentrum-eckstein.ch.

During the research period, researcher will stay in one of the Swiss Host Family in separate room. But in case of researcher prefer to stay in separate Apartment then the payment will be higher than normal fee.


Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD is one of the leading organiser of several successful annual international academic trainings and research programs in Switzerland in the field of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, mediation, security, intercultural dialogue and human rights which these events bring together state, private and public sector representatives.

IPD dedicates itself to the promotion of prevention of potential 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 purposes, IPD providing its beneficiaries with academic-scientific programs (Winter, Summer & Autumn Academies, seminars, conferences, forums and exhibitions), educational materials and carrying out mediation initiatives.

IPD invites state institutions, companies, 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, good global governance, responsible leadership, peaceful conflict transformation, active world citizenship, human security and welfare via mediation and non-violence methods.



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 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 all know that organizing such kind of international academic programs is quite expensive and very hard to implement with limited financial sources. So to help us in this matter, we invite State Institutions, Foundations, Private Sector, Universities, Public Sector and Individual Philanthropists to be Sponsor of IPD activities..

Your Sponsorship will help institutional development of academic education, particularly will be helpful to support financially in form of scholarships to most of the motivated and needed participants (students, participants from the developing countries, participants of the local organisations and etc.), whose people would like to positively change the situation in their country, build more peaceful environment and pave the way for a better future in the society where they live.

We believe as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Philanthropy policy of your Institution, you will be opportunity to be Sponsor of one of the IPD program.

Each of the sponsor`s name will be publish in the promotional materials of the event and we will place the banner of the sponsor in the entrance of the conference room. We could also put separate table for Sponsor to promote its products during the event.

Depends from the financial support amount, we could prepare special event bags, pens, cups, umbrella, package, folder, cap, T-shirt, USB sticks and etc. with logo and name of the Sponsor.


Sponsorship for IPD Winter Program 2017 Activities:

To be Diamond Sponsor: 30000EUR and above      

To be Platinum Sponsor: 20000EUR and above                           

To be Gold Sponsor: 15000EUR and above                                  

To be Silver Sponsor: 10000EUR and above                                 

To be Bronze Sponsor: 5000EUR and above 

To be Individual Sponsor: 500EUR and above 


To be Sponsor of Summer Academy 2018 please visit IPD web page Sponsorship section to fill the application form to start your Donation step by step. http://www.ipdinstitute.ch/Sponsorship-Donation/ 

Contact person for any questions:

Mr. Fakhrinur Huseynli


Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD / Institut für Frieden und Dialog (IPD)

Address; Hegenheimerstrasse 175, 4055 Basel, Switzerland

E: fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch



                              We are looking forward to see you in our program!