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


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 - 13 October, 2018 (90 Days)

Early Bird Application & Payment Deadline: 01 May, 2018

Late Application & Payment Deadline: 01 June, 2018

Venue: Zug, Switzerland

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




IPD is proud to announce the next International Summer Programs to be held in Switzerland. Applicants can either choose a 10 or 20 days Summer Academy or 3 Month CAS-Research Program together with the 10-20 Days Training participation depending on the application.

Participants have access to expert knowledge and hands on experience as all our facilitators are specialists with years of experience in their respective fields, Truly an opportunity not to be missed.

With several frozen or ongoing conflicts between or within states/person all efforts towards a peaceful co-existence needs to be harnessed. Moreover, provided the rapid changes in terms conflict dynamics, particularly those within the field of conflict studies needs to remain abreast with the latest developments. Conflicts differ depending on the context with each facing its own unique challenges. The global threats faced by all nations are long: 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.

Existing conflicts weaken every kind of cooperation between nations, states, companies and organisations. Without mutual cooperation and understanding, the future prosperity of the world and communities remains a pipe 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.


Most conflict situations share some of the below mentioned characteristics:  

- Desperate situations need not be inevitable nor eternal.

- Even if parties privy to the conflict are of different opinion, solutions can be found through building on common values and fostering collective decision making.

- If hostile behaviour escalates, all sides lose.

- Protracted conflicts endanger the development and prosperity of conflict parties.

- Any effort towards dialogue, mediation and negotiation should always be encouraged.



 - 1st International Autumn Academic Training Program: 29 October - 04 November, 2017
- 3 Month CAS-Research Program: 29 October, 2017 - 25 January, 2018
- 3 Month Summer 2017 CAS-Research Program: 11 August - 08 November, 2017
- 8th International Summer Academy: 20-29 August, 2017
- 7th International Summer Academy: 11-20 August, 2017
- 3 Month Winter 2017 CAS-Research Program: 17 February - 16 May, 2017
- 2nd International Winter Academy: 17-26 February, 2017
- 3 Month Summer 2016 CAS-Research Program: 09 August - 06 November, 2016
- 6th International Summer Academy: 19-29 August, 2016
- 5th International Summer Academy: 09-19 August, 2016
- 3 Month Winter 2016 CAS - Research Program: 15 February - 14 May, 2016
- 1st International Winter Academy: 15-25 February, 2016
- 3 Month Summer 2015 CAS-Research Program: 07 August - 06 November, 2015
- 4th International Summer Academy: 17-27 August, 2015
- 3rd International Summer Academy: 07-17 August, 2015
- 2nd International Summer Academy: 17-27 August, 2014
- 1st 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                                                PhD. 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

Dr. Katarzyna Schubert-Panecka                     Mr. Peter Aeberhard 



- 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, leadership 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.



1. Mr. Marc Finaud from Switzerland: Class Days in 17 & 18 July, 2018

Day 1 Topic: The Middle East: Conflict Analysis and Arms Control

Day 2 Topic: Media, Communication, and Security Policy

2. Dr. Andrea Marrone from Netherlands: Class days in 19 & 20 July, 2018

Day 1 Topic: Public Policy and Justice

Day 2 Topic: Counter-terrorism, Migration & Human Rights

3. Ms. Elaine Kassanos from Switzerland: Class Days in 22 & 23 July, 2018

Day 1 Topic: Cross-Cultural Negotiations and Ethics

Day 2 Topic: International Relations

4. Mr. Stefan Ziegler from Switzerland: Class days in 24 & 25 July, 2018

Day 1 Topic: Third Party Conflict Resolution: Strategies and Explanations

Day 2 Topic: Advocacy and Capacity Building


10th INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMY: 25 July - 03 August, 2018

1. Dr. Markus Weilenman from Switzerland: Class Days in 26 & 27 July, 2018

Day 1 Topic: International Law and Justice in development politics

Day 2 Topic: Conflict prevention and management in developing countries

2. Mr. Christophe Imhoos from Switzerland: Class days in 28 & 29 July, 2018

Day 1 Topic: Mediation and Negotiation

Day 2 Topic: Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Litigation

3. Ms. Gundhild Hoenig from Switzerland: Class Days in 31 July & 01 August, 2018

Day 1 Topic: Effective conflict intervention through Conflict-Coaching and Mediation across Cultures

Day 2 Topic: Diversity and Inclusion - intention and approach across cultures and faiths

4. Dr. Katarzyna Schubert-Panecka from Germany: Class days in 02 & 03 August, 2018

Day 1 Topic: Human Resource Management - organizations and human beings in the digitalized and globalized times

Day 2 Topic: Leadership with Emotional Intelligence



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

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

3 Month CAS - Research Program Period: 16 July - 13 October, 2018 (90 Days)

- Arriving of Participants (Hotel registration starts after 14:00pm): 16 July, 2018 for 9th SA & 25 July, 2018 for 10th SA

- Opening Ceremony & Welcome Grill Party: 16 July, 2018 for 9th SA & 25 July, 2018 for 10th SA from 17:00pm till 20:00pm

- Breakfast Time: 07:00am - 09:00am

- Morning Workshops Period: 09:00am - 12:30am

- First Break Time: 10:30am - 11:00am

- Lunch Time: 12:30am - 14:00pm

- Afternoon Workshops Period: 14:00pm - 16:45pm

- Second Break Time: 15:30pm - 15:45pm

- Dinner Time: For Summer Program 2018 Dinner expenses will not be covered by IPD

- Group Trip to Luzern and Lunch: 21 July, 2018 for 9th SA 30 July, 2018 for 10th SA

- Certificate handover of Participants & Farewell Grill Party: 25 July for 9th SA & 03 August, 2018 for 10th SA from 12:30pm till 14:00pm

- Departure of Participants: 25 July for 9th SA & 03 August, 2018 for 10th SA (Hotel departure till the 12:00am)

- Half Class Days: 20, 25, 28 July and 03 August, 2018 till the 12.30am



- Arriving day: 16 or 25 July, 2018

- Education Part: Participating in 10 or 20 days SA: 16 - 25 July, 2018 & 25 July - 03 August 2018

- Practice Part: Visit to 3 - 4 Swiss Institutions: 04 August - 10 October, 2018

- Research Part: Writing research paper (Min 5 pages) in one of the IPD training topics under Academic Supervisor guidance: 04 August - 10 October, 2018

- Departure day: 13 October, 2018


Written Research Assignments by IPD Researchers up today:  

1. Research Assignment named “Separatist Movements in South-East Asia” by Mr. M. Giles from Australia

2. Research Assignment named “Applying Non-violence and interdisciplinary approach into Security Operation: an example of conflict transformation in Refugee Affairs and Border Security in Thailand” by Mr. W. Chotirosseranee from Thailand

3. Research Assignment named “Conflict Over Natural Resources: A Case Study of Ogoni People of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria” by L. Akin Aladesua from Nigeria

4. Research Assignment named “The Post-2011 Process of Peace Negotiation in Yemen and the Role of Mediation by the United Nations” by Mr. C. Meijer from Switzerland

5. Research Assignment named “Review of interventions to reduce health vulnerability and improve access to healthcare for undocumented migrants in Europe” by Ms. S. Karymbaeva from Kyrgyzistan


Past Visited Swiss Institutions during the 3 Month CAS-Research Programs:

1. CSS, Center for Security Studies - ETH Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland

2. Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution in Basel, Switzerland

3. UNHCR, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland

4. ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland

5. Geneva Center for Security Policy in Geneva, Switzerland

6. World Trade Institute in Bern, Switzerland

7. UN Global Compact, Global Compact Network Switzerland in Zurich, Switzerland

8. Basel Peace Office in Basel, Switzerland

9. Mr. Markus Hess: Lecturer and Mediator at Hochschule Luzern

10. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR in Geneva, Switzerland

11. Docip, Center for Documentation, Research and Information in Geneva, Switzerland

12. World Health Organization, WHO in Geneva, Switzerland

13. Aids-Hilfe Schweiz in Zurich, Switzerland

14. Biovision Stiftung für Ökologische Entwicklung in Zurich, Switzerland

15. Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in Geneva, Switzerland

16. Le Centre de conseils et d’appui pour les jeunes en matière de droits de l’homme (Codap) in Geneva, Switzerland





A broad range of the interested participants (Age: 18+) from various countries within the below mentioned fields can apply to the 10-20 Days International Summer Academy or 3 Month CAS-Research Program:

- Representatives of Government Institutions, Diplomatic Missions and Courts

- Representatives of Business Institutions and Private Sector

- Representatives of Religious Organizations and Political Parties

- Representatives of IOs, INGOs and Local NGOs

- Representatives of Universities and Academic Staff

- Representatives of Media Institution

- Mediators, Peacebuilders

- Researchers & Students



We are inviting state, private, public and academic institutions from different countries to send their individual or group participants to our short/long term academic programs. If your organization is interested on partnership, we will gladly receive your proposals by email.


PARTICIPATION FEE: All the below stated fees calculated per participant

The reason for below stated fees is that we aim to provide the highest quality activities and trainers, as well as the best available standard of accommodation, food and social programme. Participants will get an exceptional educational, professional and personal experience.


A) 10-20 Days Summer Academy Participation Fee:

- 10 Days Summer Academy with Double Room (Room for 2 participants) stay: 1650EUR till the 01 May, 2018 or 1850EUR till the  01 June, 2018
- 10 Days Summer Academy with Single Room (Room for 1 participant) stay: 2100EUR till the 01 May, 2018 or 2200EUR till the      01 June, 2018
- 20 Days Summer Academy with Double Room (Room for 2 participants) stay: 3300EUR till the 01 May, 2018 or 3700EUR till the  01 June, 2018
- 20 Days Summer Academy with Single Room (Room for 1 participant) stay: 4200EUR till the 01 May, 2018 or 4400EUR till the      01 June, 2018

- Participation fee without accommodation, breakfast and dinner expenses: 1000EUR

This fee only cover participation in opening ceremony grill party, departure grill party, lunch, coffee-breaks and course fee during the per 10 days Summer Academy program period.


What is included in the participation fee during the 10-20 Days Summer Academy period?

- Accommodation

- 2 times Meals per day (Only Breakfast & Lunch expenses included to the fee)

- 2 times Coffee-Break per class day

- Course & Stationary Materials (Badge, File, notebook and pen)

- WiFi

- Welcome & Farewell Grill Parties

- Program fee

- Trip to Luzern

- Lunch in Luzern

- Certificate


B) 3 Month CAS-Research + 10-20 Days SA Program Participation Fee with Accommodation:

- 3 Month CAS-Research Program + 10 Days SA with Double Room (Room for 2 participants) stay: 6100EUR till the 15 April, 2018 or 6300EUR till the 01 June, 2018

- 3 Month CAS-Research Program + 10 Days SA with Single Room (Room for 1 participant) stay: 6500EUR till the 15 April, 2018 or 6700EUR till the 01 June, 2018

- 3 Month CAS-Research Program + 20 Days SA with Double Room (Room for 2 participants) stay 7200EUR till the 15 April, 2018 or 7400EUR till the 01 June, 2018

- 3 Month CAS-Research Program + 20 Days SA with Single Room (Room for 1 participant) stay7600EUR till the 15 April, 2018 or 7800EUR till the 01 June, 2018


What is Included to the above stated participation fee during the 3 Month CAS-Research Program Period?

- All the participation expenses during the 10 or 20 Days Summer Academy (accommodation, meals, coffee-breaks, Welcome-Farewell grill parties, trip to Zurich and course fee) period

- Single room stay expenses for research period in one of the Swiss Host Family after 10 -20 Days Summer Academy

- Travel expenses to visit various 3-4 Swiss Institutions

- Academic Supervisor fee to guide the research paper

- WiFi

- Program fee

- Certificate


C) 3 Month CAS-Research Program Participation Fee without Accommodation, Breakfast & Dinner

- Participation in 10 Days Summer Academy + 3 Month CAS-Research Program: 3500EUR

- Participation in 20 Days Summer Academy + 3 Month CAS-Research Program: 4500EUR

Above stated fees only cover participation in opening ceremony grill party, departure grill party, lunch, coffee-breaks expenses during the registered 10 or 20 Days Summer Academy period, visit to 3-4 Swiss Institutions and academic supervisor/program fee of 3 Month CAS-Research program.



Extra accommodation nights and meal expenses, international travel and travel related expenses (visa & insurance fee expenses) are not included in the participation fee.

Furthermore, the Participation fee also do not cover extra persons`(family members, relatives, friends, colleagues etc.) accommodation and meal expenses.

Participants of the 3 Month CAS-Research Program are responsible for food and local travel expenses after the 10 or 20 Days Summer Academy participation.



IPD offers support for most needed potential participants in the form reduced the participation fees.

If you wish to request discounted participation fee amount, please write your request briefly via email before or during the application submission period.

Unfortunately IPD scholarship program do not cover whole amount of participation fee and international travel expenses.

Previous participants of IPD Academic Programs are also eligible to request the reduced participation fee payment.



Please note that after submission of the application in any case of the participation cancellation till the 15 May, 2018 the charge will be 650€ (Plus bank transfer and exchange rates costs will be extra charge) for the participants of 10 - 20 Days Summer Academy or 1500€ (Plus bank transfer and exchange rates costs will be extra charge) for the participants of 3 Month CAS-Research Program (Plus bank transfer and exchange rates costs will be extra charge) from the paid participation fee for the administrative charges.

Participation cancellation between 15 May, 2018 till the 02 July, 2018 the charge will be 1000€ (Plus bank transfer and exchange rates costs will be extra charge) for the participants of 10 - 20 Days Summer Academy or 2800€ (Plus bank transfer and exchange rates costs will be extra charge) for the participants of 3 Month CAS-Research Program (Plus bank transfer and exchange rates costs will be extra charge) from the paid participation fee for the administrative charges.

Participation cancellation after 02 July, 2018.there will be no refund on paid participation fee.



Interested participants need to sent the filled application in WORD format inclusive of include CV, scanned Passport Page (Only photo page) by email to fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch not later than 01 May, 2018 for Early Bird Application & Payment Deadline or not later than 01 June, 2018 for Late Application & Payment Deadline and please name your documents as “NAME” “SURNAME” “COUNTRY” “DOCUMENT NAME”


1. Submitting filled application in WORD format, CV + scanned passport page till the deadline

2. Participant will receive an Invoice to start the payment of the requested participation fee amount

3. When the requested fee transferred to the mentioned bank account, participant will receive invitation letter via email and if there have visa application process we will send invitation letter by post and also to the relevant embassy by fax or email.


NOTE: We strongly advice participants to submit the filled application as soon as it`s possible particularly, if they require a visa to enter Switzerland or those who are and who in need of more financial documentation for his/her participation.



In order to capitalize on the diverse backgrounds of our participants, we encourage the exchange of each representatives own unique heritage through the sharing of national clothes, drinks, foods, sweets, souvenirs, flags and etc. during the Summer Academy.



I Trip to Luzern & Lunch: No class day for participants: 21 July, 2018

II Trip to Luzern & Lunch: No class day for participants: 30 July, 2018




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.

After 10-20 days Summer Academy for research period, we will accommodate place the researcher with one of our the Swiss Host Families in a separate room.



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

On the same time IPD implemented two ZurichEduCaExpo events in 2017 and 2018 with the participation of Exhibitors from Switzerland, Korea, USA; Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Hungary, Taiwan, Australia, Belgium and United Arab Emirates.

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 this, IPD provides its beneficiaries with academic-scientific programs (Academic Trainings and 3-12 Month Research Programs), educational materials and skills transfer. 

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. IPD is a non-commercial, non.political, non-religious and non-profit Organisation.



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.  



Do you want to Contribute for Global Security & Peace Education? If yes please start your Donation.

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 Summer Program 2018

                               We bring together Academicians, State, Private & Public Sectors


Video Club of IPD Training, 29 October - 04 November 2017: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNwyXhGMry0

Video Club of IPD VII SA: 11 - 20 August, 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ldQ1hJHaZ8&feature=youtu.be

 Video Club of IPD VIII SA: 20 - 29 August, 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_uawBq0viw&feature=youtu.be