IPD Academic Programs: Theory - Practice - Research - Exchange - Networking - Contribute
                               We bring together  State, Private and Public Sectors

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


TOPICS: Mediation, Conflict Management, Leadership, Trauma Healing & Cross Cultural Communication

International Academic Training Program: 29 October - 04 November, 2017 (7 Days)

 3 Month CAS-Research Program: 29 October, 2017 - 25 January, 2018 (90 Days)

  Event Place: Baar, Switzerland

  IPD Academic Programs: Theory - Practice - Research - Exchange - Networking – Contribute

 We bring together State, Private and Public Sector


IPD PREVIOUS ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

- 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

 

IPD PREVIOUS ACADEMIC PROGRAMS`LECTURERS 

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

 

PROGRAM INTRODUCTION

Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD is one of the leading organiser of several successful annual international academic trainings and research programs in Switzerland. IPD covers the field of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, mediation, security, intercultural dialogue, human rights & leadership. Through different events held throughout the year, IPD aims to bring together state, private and public sector representatives.
IPD is proud to announce the next International Academic Programs to be held in Switzerland. Applicants can either choose a
7 Days International Academic Training Program or 3 Month CAS-Research Program together with the 7 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, related to conflict Management. Truly an opportunity not to be missed.

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

With several frozen or ongoing conflicts between or within states 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 and states. Without mutual cooperation and understanding, the future prosperity of the world 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.

 

MAIN GOAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC TRAINING PROGRAMS

- The main goal of the 7 days International Academic Training Program 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 Mediation, Conflict Management, Leadership, Cross Cultural Communication and Trauma Healing 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.


 7 DAYS INTERNATIONAL ACADEMUC TRAINING 2017 LECTURERS & TOPICS:

1. MR. JOE GERADA: 2 Full Class Days (30-31 October, 2017)

Topics:

- I Day: Leadership

- II Day: Mediation

 

2. DR. JUR. KATARZYNA SCHUBERT-PANECKA: 2 Full Class Days (01-02 November, 2017)

Topics:

- III Day: Cross Cultural Communication

- IV Day: Conflict Management

 

3. PHIL NAT. PETER AEBERHARD: 1 full Class Day (03 November,- 2017)

Topic:

- V Day: Trauma and its impact on conflict transformation and peace building

 

7 DAYS INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC TRAINING 2017 TIMETABLE

- Arriving of Participants (Hotel registration starts after 14:00pm): 29 October, 2017

- Opening Ceremony & Welcome Grill Party: 29 October, 2017 from 18:00pm 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: 18:00pm - 20:00pm

 Certificatie handover of Participants & Farewell Grill Party: 03 November, 2017 from 18:00pm - 20:00pm

Departure of Participants (Hotel departure till the 12:00am): 04 November, 2017

 

3 MONTH CAS-RESEARCH PROGRAM IMPORTANT DATES & ACTIVITIES

- Arriving day: 29 October, 2017

- Education Part: Participating in 7 days International Academic Training: 29 October -  04 November, 2017

- Practice Part: Visit to 3 - 4 Swiss Institutions: 03 November, 2017 - 20 January, 2018

- Research Part: Writing research paper (Min 5 pages) in one of the IPD training topics under Academic Supervisor guidance: 03 November, 2017 - 20 January, 2018

- Departure day: 25 January, 2017

 

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

 

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

 

INTERCULTURAL EXCHANGE

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 International Academic Training.

 

PROGRAMS LANGUAGE: English

 

ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS

A broad range of the interested participants (Age: 18+) from all over the world countries such as mentioned in below can apply to the 7 Days International Academic Training 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

 

TO BE SENDING ORGANISATION

We are looking for state, private, public and academic sending partner institutions from different countries to send their individual or group participants to our short or long term academic programs. If your organization is interested, 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) 7 Days International Academic Training Participation Fee:

- 7 Days International Academic Training with Double Room (Room for 2 participants) stay: 1650EUR

- 7 Days International Academic Training with Single Room (Room for 1 participant) stay: 1850EUR

- Participation fee without accommodation, breakfast and dinner: 800EUR (This fee only cover opening ceremony grill party, departure grill party, lunch, coffee-breaks and course fee during the 7 days International Academic Training program period)

 

What is included in the participation fee during the 7 Days International Academic Training period?

- Accommodation

- 3 times Meals per day

- 2 times Coffee-Break per class day

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

- WiFi

- Welcome & Farewell Parties

- Program fee

 

B) 3 Month CAS-Research Program Participation Fee with Accommodation:

- 3 Month CAS-Research Program + 7 Days International Academic Training with Double Room (Room for 2 participants) stay: 5300EUR

- 3 Month CAS-Research Program + 7 Days International Academic Training with Single Room (Room for 1 participant) stay: 5600EUR

 

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

- All the participation expenses during the 7 Days International Academic Training (accommodation, meals, coffee-breaks, Welcome-Farewell grill parties, trip to Zurich and course fee) period

- Single room stay expenses in one of the Swiss Host Family after 7 Days International Academic Training for research period

- Travel expenses to visit various 3-4 Swiss Host Institutions

- Academic Supervisor fee to guide the research paper

- WiFi

- Program fee

 

C) 3 Month CAS-Research Program Participation Fee without Accommodation

- 3 Month CAS-Research Program + 7 Days International Academic Training: 2500EUR

Above stated fees only cover opening ceremony grill party, departure grill party, lunch, coffee-breaks expenses during the registered 7 Days International Academic Training period and academic supervisor/program fee of 3 Month CAS-Research program.


WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PARTICIPATION FEE?

Extra accommodation nights and meal expenses, international travel and travel related expenses (visa & insurance fee expenses) are not included in the participation fee.
Dinner expenses during the Summer Academy period are not included to the participation fee, as w previous summer academy periods, participants preferred to have more flexibility.
Furthermore, the Participation fee also do not cover (family members, relatives, friends, colleagues etc.) accommodation and meal expenses.
Participants of the 3 Month CAS-Research Program are responsible for all other hosting fees (meals etc.) and local travel expenses after the 
7 Days International Academic Training.

 

SCHOLARSHIP

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.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE & PARTICIPATION PROCEDURE STEP BY STEP

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 16 October, 2017 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.

 

CANCELLATION RULES & DATES OF PARTICIPATION

Please note that after submission of the application in any case of the participation cancellation till the 15 August, 2017 the charge will be 650€ (Plus bank transfer and exchange rates costs will be extra charge) for the participants of 7 Days International Academic Training 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 August, 2017 till the 02 October, 2017 the charge will be 1000€ (Plus bank transfer and exchange rates costs will be extra charge) for the participants of 7 Days International Academic Training or 2700€ (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 October, 2017 will not be refunded for the on paid participation fee.

 

BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION TO TRANSFER THE PARTICIPATION FEE

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                                                                                                                           

SWIFT code: POFICHBEXXX

 

ACCOMMODATION

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 beautiful region of Zug Kanton which is close to the Kantons of Zurich, Bern and Luzern.

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 04 November, 2017 - 25 January, 2018 research period, we will accommodate place the researcher with one of our the Swiss Host Families in a separate room.

   

BE OUR SPONSOR

Provided that organizing such kind of international academic programs is quite expensive we invite State Institutions, Foundations, Private Sector, Universities, Public Sector and Individual Philanthropists to be Sponsors of IPD activities.

Your Sponsorship will help the institutional development of academic education, and will be of great help to support in the form of scholarships, motivated and needed participants (particularly students or other, participants from the developing countries), who could positively change the situation in their country, build more a peaceful environment and pave the way for a better future in their respective societies.

We believe as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Philanthropy policy of your Institution, sponsoring one of the IPD Programs serves as a unique opportunity to give back to the community.

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 arrange a put separate table for the sponsor to promote its products during the event.

Depending on the extent of the financial support provided, 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 International Academic Training 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 for International Academic Training Program please visit IPD Website 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

Director

Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD

Address; Hegenheimerstrasse 175,  

4055 Basel, Switzerland

Cell number: +41 76 431 61 70

E: fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch

www.ipdinstitute.ch

           

We are looking forward to see you in Switzerland! 

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