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

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

VII International Summer Academy: 11 - 20 August, 2017 (10 Days)

VIII International Summer Academy: 20 - 29 August, 2017 (10 Days)

3 Month CAS - Research Program: 11 August - 08 November, 2017 (90 Days)

 Baar, Switzerland

 Training + Research + Trip to Zurich + Lunch in Zurich


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 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 in the filled application.

Its image as one of the most favourable places for traveling has made it more interesting to offer an exited and comprehensive program for our participants. 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.

 

IPD PREVIOUS ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

 - 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 Pruvl

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

 

3 MONTH CAS-RESEARCH PROGRAM IMPORTANT DATES & ACTIVITIES

- Arriving day: 11 August, 2017

- Education Part: Participating in 10 or 20 days Summer Academy: 11 - 20 August, 2017 & 20 - 29 August, 2017

- Practice Part: Visit to 3 - 4 Swiss Institutions: 01 September - 01 November, 2017

- Research Part: Writing research paper (Min 5 pages) in one of the IPD training topics under Academic Supervisor guidance: 11 August - 07 November, 2017

- Departure day: 08 November, 2017

 

In our previous 3 Month CAS-Research Program we visited below Swiss Institutions with our researchers:

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

8. Basel Peace Office

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

 

MAIN GOAL OF THE SUMMER PROGRAMS

- 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 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.


VII INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMY 2017 LECTURERS: 11 - 20 AUGUST, 2016

1. Mr. Marc Finaud: 2 Full Class Days

Topics:

- The Elusive Middle East Peace

- Arms Proliferation: Legal and Other Responses

- Arms Control in the Middle East

- The Iranian Nuclear Programme

- Controlling the Arms Trade

- Media and International Security

- Communication Skills

2. Mr. Christophe Barbey: 1 Full and 1 Half Class Days

Topics:

- From individual to universal peace. Some tools for the future.

- Envisioning peace to design comprehensive peace policies.

3. Ms. Alicia Cabezudo: 2 Full Class Days

Topics:

- Constructing Culture of Peace by Formal

- Non Formal Pedagogy and Dialogue

4. Mr. Aleksandar Weisner: 1 Full Class Day + 1 Half Class Day

Topics:

- From Dictatorship to Democracy - Strategies for Sustainable Peacebuilding and Development

- Tactical Intervention and Social Change

- Integrative and systemic approach to conflict transformation

 

VIII INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMY 2017 LECTURERS: 20 - 29 AUGUST, 2016

1. Ms. Ana Shevchenko: 2 Full Class Days

Topic: Culture and Conflict

2. Mr. Andrea Marrone: 1 Full and 1 Half Class Days

Topic:

- Counterterrorism Policy Formulation

- Monitoring Human Rights, Xenophobia and Extremism in Europe: how to prepare knowledge and evidence-based platforms useful for policy and advocacy?

3. Mr. Urs Bloesch: 1 Full Class Day

Topic: Intercultural and interdisciplinary project- and team management from a practitioner’s perspective

4. Mr. Joe Gerada: 2 Full Class Days + 1 Half Class Day

Topic: Mediation, Leadership and Diversity

 

10 - 20 DAYS SUMMER ACADEMY TIMETABLE

- Arriving of Participants (Hotel registration starts after 14:00pm):

11 August, 2017 for VII Summer Academy & 20 August, 2017 for VIII Summer Academy

Opening Ceremony & Welcome Grill Party:

11 August, 2017 for VII Summer Academy & 20 August, 2017 for VIII Summer Academy from 19:00pm till 21:30pm

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 2017 Dinner expenses will not cover by IPD

- Group Trip to Zurich and Lunch in Outside:

16 August, 2017 for VII Summer Academy & 25 August, 2017 for VIII Summer Academy

- Certification of SA Participants & Farewell Grill Party:

20 August, 2017 for VII Summer Academy & 29 August, 2017 for VIII Summer Academy from 12:30pm till 14:00pm

- Departure of Participants (Hotel departure till the 12:00am):

- 20 August, 2017 for VII Summer Academy & 29 August, 2017 for VIII Summer Academy

Half Class Days: 15, 20, 24 and 29 August, 2017 till the 12.30am

 

INTERCULTURAL EXCHANGE

Participants from different world countries with various race and religions will bring national clothes, drinks, foods, sweets, souvenirs, flags and etc. things to introduce national and cultural values with each other and share local habits and traditions during the Summer Academy.


SUMMER 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 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

 

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 SA with Double Room (Room for 2 participants) stay: 1750EUR till the 01 May, 2017 or 1900EUR after the 01 May, 2017

- 10 Days SA with Single Room (Room for 1 participant) stay: 2000EUR till the 01 May, 2017 or 2200EUR after the 01 May, 2017

- 20 Days SA with Double Room (Room for 2 participants) stay: 3400EUR till the 01 May, 2017 or 3700EUR after the 01 May, 2017

- 20 Days SA with Single Room (Room for 1 participant) stay: 3900EUR till the 01 May, 2017 or 4300EUR after the 01 May, 2017

- Participation fee without accommodation and dinner: 900EUR till the 01 May, 2017 or 1000EUR after the 01 May, 2017 (This fee only cover opening ceremony grill party, departure grill party, lunch, coffee-breaks and course fee per 10 days Summer Academy program period)

 

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

- Accommodation

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

- 2 times Coffee-Break per class day

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

- WiFi Free Internet Connection

- Welcome & Farewell Parties

- Program fee

- Trip to Zurich

- Lunch in Zurich

 

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

- 3 Month CAS-Research Program + 10 Days Summer Academy with Double Room (Room for 2 participants) stay: 6500EUR till the 01 May, 2017 or 6800EUR after the 01 May, 2017

- 3 Month CAS-Research Program + 10 Days Summer Academy with Single Room (Room for 1 participant) stay: 6900EUR till the 01 May, 2017 or 7100EUR after the 01 May, 2017

- 3 Month CAS-Research Program + 20 Days Summer Academy with Double Room (Room for 2 participants) stay: 7400EUR till the 01 May, 2017 or 7600EUR after the 01 May, 2017

- 3 Month CAS-Research Program + 20 Days Summer Academy with Single Room (Room for 1 participant) stay: 7800EUR till the 01 May, 2017 or 8000EUR after the 01 May, 2017

 

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 in one of the Swiss Host Family after 10 or 20 Days Summer Academy for research period

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

- Academic Supervisor fee to guide the research paper

- WiFi Internet Connection

- Program fee

 

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

- 3 Month CAS-Research Program + 10 Days Summer Academy: 3500EUR till the 01 May, 2017 or 3800EUR after the 01 May, 2017

- 3 Month CAS-Research Program + 20 Days Summer Academy: 4000EUR till the 01 May, 2017 or 4200EUR after the 01 May, 2017Above stated fees only cover opening ceremony grill party, departure grill party, lunch, coffee-breaks expenses during the registered 10 or 20 Days Summer Academy 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 do not included to the participation fee, because of in our previous summer academy period, participants preferred to have sightseeing and eat in outside after the class.

Participation fee does not covering the extra persons’ (family members, relatives, friends, colleagues etc.) accommodation and meal expenses.

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

 

SCHOLARSHIP

IPD offers several type of scholarship support to reduction the participation fee amount for most needed potential participants from all over the world counties.

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.

 

CANCELLATION RULES & DATES OF PARTICIPATION

Please note that after submission of the application in any case of the participation cancellation till the 01 June, 2017 the charge will be 650€ (Plus bank transfer and exchange rates costs will be extra charge) for the participants of 10 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 01 June, 2017 till the 01 August, 2017 the charge will be 1000€ (Plus bank transfer and exchange rates costs will be extra charge) for the participants of 10 Days Summer Academy 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 01 August, 2017 there will be no refund on paid participation fee.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE & PARTICIPATION PROCEDURE STEP BY STEP

Interested participants have to be sent  the filled application in WORD format include CV, scanned Passport Page (Only photo page) by email to fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch not later than 01 June, 2017 and please name your documents as “NAME” “SURNAME” “COUNTRY” “DOCUMENT NAME”

Please note that there have early registration and reduced fee amount payment deadline till the 01 May, 2017.

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

2. Participant will receive 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 to the participants to submit the filled application as soon as it`s possible, if they request visa to enter Switzerland and who needs more financial documentation period in the work place for his/her participation.

 

BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION TO TRANSFER THE PARTICIPATION FEE

Payment to CHF Account:

Bank Name: PostFinance AG

Bank Address: Mingerstrasse 20

3030 Bern, Switzerland

Account number: 25-100224-4

IBAN: CH62 0900 0000 2510 0224 4

SWIFT code: POFICHBEXXX

 

OR


Payment to EUR Account:

Bank Name: PostFinance AG

Bank Address: Mingerstrasse 20

3030 Bern, Switzerland

Account number: 91-806816-2

IBAN: CH50 0900 0000 9180 6816 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 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 29 August - 08 November, 2017 research period, we will place researcher in one of the Swiss Host Family in separate room. 


ORGANIZER

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

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.  

                                                                                                                                      

BE OUR SPONSOR

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 2017 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

Director

Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD

Address; Hegenheimerstrasse 175,   4055 Basel, Switzerland

E: fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch

www.ipdinstitute.ch

 

                              We are looking forward to see you in our program!