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

8 days Autumn Training Program: 18 - 25 November, 2019

3 Month Research Program: 18 November, 2019 - 15 February, 2020


Early Bird Application & Payment Deadline: 05 August, 2019

Late Application & Payment Deadline: 15 October, 2019

Basel, Switzerland

TOPICS: International Law & Justice in Development Politics, Conflict Prevention and Management, Advocacy, Leadership, Human Resources Management, Interpersonal Dialogue & Cross Cultural Negotiations

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

We bring together Academicians, State, Private and Public Sectors


Program Introduction

IPD is proud to announce the next International Autumn Programs, which are to be held in Switzerland. Applicants can choose between the 8-day Autumn Academy and the 3-Month Research Program, which may be combined with the 8-day Training participation, depending on the application.

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

With several frozen or ongoing conflicts between or within states and people, all efforts towards a peaceful co-existence must be harnessed. Moreover, given the rapid changes with regards to conflict dynamics, particularly those within the field of conflict studies, it is imperative that one remain abreast with the latest developments. Conflicts differ depending on the context, each facing its own unique challenges.

The global challenges faced by all nations are numerous: terrorist acts; illegal arming of conflict sides; re-drawing of borders and establishing new countries in the world map; non-providing territorial integrity; trafficking of arms, drugs, and humans; disputes on the implementation of transnational energy projects; democratization and false elections; revolution and internal political conflicts; armed guerrilla movements; human rights violations and discrimination by nationalists; world economic crises; climate change and endangered 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. Through consideration of peaceful behaviour and engagements, we can make decisions based on the belief that opportunities for conflict resolution are possible.


Most conflict situations share some of the characteristics mentioned below:

- They need not be inevitable nor eternal.

- Even if parties privy to the conflict are of differing opinions, 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.


We strongly believe that philosophy of peace being and mutual understanding a collaborative efforts at any level of human interaction. Our previous experience shows that via learning and earning knowledge about conflict resolution, mediation, leadership, human rights, intercultural dialogue and sustainable security gives every human being from all the sectors wide network, stimulus, energy and skills to create more peaceful and friendly environment where s/he works, lives and active.

We bring together Academicians, State, Private and Public Sectors.

 

Main Goal

- The main goal of the 8-day International Academic Training Program is to strengthen the skills of representatives from state institutions, the business sector, INGOs/NGOs, education institutions and religious organisations as well as of independent mediators and politicians through academic trainings in International Law & Justice in Development Politics, Conflict Prevention and Management, Advocacy, Leadership, Human Resources Management, Interpersonal Dialogue & Cross Cultural Negotiations fields.

- The main goal of the 3 Month Research Program is to develop the skills of researchers via academic trainings, reading materials, and supervisor guidance and to closely acquaint them with relevant state, public and private institutions within Switzerland.


Methodology

8-day Autumn Academy offer lectures and classes via non-formal, interactive and practical methods include lectures, group games, case study and practical simulation, individual-group presentations, group games, documentary move presentations, discussions, self-assessments, self/group reflections, success stories telling and etc. methodologies by the experienced teachers with professional and academic background. Participation in all Modules is mandatory to get Certificate.


8-Day Autumn Academy 2019 Lecturers & Topics

I EXPERT: PhD Markus Weilenmann from Switzerland; 19 & 20 November, 2019

Day 1 Topic (Whole Day): International Law & Justice in Development Politics

Day 2 Topic (Half Day): Conflict prevention and management in developing countries


II EXPERT: Ms. dr Katarzyna Schubert-Panecka from Germany: 21 & 22 November, 2019

Day 1 Topic (Whole Day): Human Resource Management organisations and human beings in the digitalised and globalised times

Day 2 Topic (Whole Day): Interpersonal Dialogue & Cross Cultural Negotiations

- 23 August, 2019: No Class Day & Lunch


III EXPERT: Mr. Shady Sedhom from Switzerland; 24 & 25 November, 2019

Day 1 Topic (Whole Day): Advocacy

Day 2 Topic (Half Day): Leadership


8 Day Autumn Academy Timetable

- Arrival of Participants: Hotel registration starts after 14:00pm on 18 November, 2019

- Opening Ceremony & Welcome Apero: 18 November, 2019 from 18:00pm until 20.00pm

- No Class Day: 23 November, 2019 (No Class & Free day for participants)

- Half Class Days: 22 & 25 November 2019

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

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

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

- Lunch Time: 12:30pm - 14:00pm (No Class & Lunch on 23 November, 2019)

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

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

- Dinner Time: For Autumn Program 2019 dinner expenses will not be covered by IPD

- Certificate handover of Participants & Farewell Grill Party: 25 November, 2019 from 12:30pm - 14:00pm

- Departure of Participants: Hotel room departure until the 10:00am on 25 November, 2019

 

3 Month Research Program Important Dates & Activities

- Arrival date: 18 November, 2019

- Education Part: Participating in 8-day International Academic Training: 18-25 November, 2019

- Practice Part: Visit to 2 - 4 Swiss based Institutions: 26 November, 2019 - 10 February, 2020

- Research Part: Writing research paper (Min 5 pages): 26 November, 2019 - 10 February, 2020 together with Supervisor. Researcher should select one of the topics and expert of training which s/he participated. Other supervisor or research subject could be upon discussion. 

- Departure date: 15 February, 2020 (If researcher would like to stay more than 3 months, please write about your desired period in your application form for we calculate new budget for your participation)


Intercultural Exchange

In order to capitalize on these diverse backgrounds of our participants, we encourage the exchange of each representative’s own unique heritage and culture through the sharing of national clothes, drinks, foods, sweets, souvenirs, flags, etc. during the Autumn Academy 2019.


Programs Language: English 


Eligible Participants

A broad range of the interested participants (Age: 18+) from various countries within the fields mentioned below can apply to the 8-Day Training or 3 Month 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, Academic Staff, Researchers and Students

- Representatives of Media Institutions

- Lawyers, Mediators, Coachers, Mentors and Peacebuilders

- Other potential individuals


Alumni Participants represented State Institutions, Embassies, Private Institutions, Universities, Swiss Government, Australian Government, Romanian Government, UK Government, European Union, European Investment Bank, Asian Development Bank, African Union, United Nations, UNWOMEN, IOM, UNDP, UNICEF, ICRC, NPAID, Peace Brigades International, Soros Foundation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Welthungerhilfe, Save the Children and etc. institutions and also individuals (Students, Researchers, Philanthropists, Trainers, Teachers, Scientists, Activists, Journalists and etc.).


Career Opportunities

- Participation in 8-day Autumn Academy gives the participants education and network to build their future career worldwide level in state, private and public sectors as peace builder, manager, lawyer, diplomat, human resource officer, mediator, international and public relations manager, mentor, coacher and in etc. relevant jobs.

- Participating as researcher in 3 Month Research Program could assist you to apply PhD programs with fresh research skills, to join various institutions as professional researcher or expert (Parliament, Research Centres, Think Tank Institutions, Universities, Various States organisations) or as Trainer.


 Why Basel as Ideal Venue to Visit

- To enjoy from marvelous Swiss Nature, visiting City Library, Museums, Zoo and Theater during the free time and weekends period

- Basel is a home city of oldest university (more than 550 years) of Switzerland and there have plenty research, innovation and teaching institutions in different spheres

- Existence of many world leading multinational companies in the pharmacy, law, agrochemicals, medical engineering, IT, logistics, finance and communications fields

- Basel is essential location in Europe which connect South Europe with North Europe, East Europe with West Europe by rail, plane (EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg), ship, tram, bus and auto roads

- Basel located at the heart of Europe where France, Germany and Switzerland all meet which also makes easy of daily visiting more people from neighbour countries with using of convenient public transport

- Existence of plenty hotels, restaurants, bars, museums, theatres, cinemas, green parks and shopping places gives opportunity to the guest of the Basel city to spend comfortable and enjoyable time

- Hotel guests in Basel can use the city's public transport free-of-charge with their BaselCard. This card also allows to the guest to enter many public places with 50% discount and free surfing on the guest WiFi

- Visiting of Zoo in Basel which is oldest Zoo in Switzerland

- Basel is the safe place for visit and it`s gives positive feeling while talking with friendly and hospitable local people

- Walking in Rhine riverside could relax and gives you fabulous time

- Basel is well-known as Football Capital of Switzerland


To be Sending Organisation

We invite state, private, public and academic institutions from different countries to send their individual or group participants to our short- or long-term academic programs. If your organization is interested in a partnership, we welcome your proposal by email.

 

Participation Fee: All the fees stated below calculated per participant

The reason for fees stated below 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 receive an exceptional educational, professional and personal experience.

 

A) 8-Day International Autumn Academy Participation Fee

Early Bird Application & Payment Deadline: 5 August, 2019

Late Application & Payment Deadline: 15 October, 2019

 

- 8 Days Training with Double Room (Room for 2 participants) stay: 1600EUR till the 5 August, 2019 the Early Bird Application & Payment Deadline and 1800EUR till the 15 October, 2019 the Late Application & Payment Deadline

- 8 Days Training with Single Room (Room for 1 participant) stay: 1950EUR till the 05 August, 2019 the Early Bird Application & Payment Deadline and 2150EUR till the 15 October, 2019 the Late Application & Payment Deadline

- Participation fee without accommodation & breakfast expenses: 1100EUR per 8 day Autumn Academy period.

This fee only covers participation in the Welcome Day Apero, Farewell Grill Party, Lunch, Coffee-Tea expenses, Invitation Letter, Certificate, Course Materials, Free WiFi & Course Fee

 

What is included in the participation fee during the 10- or 20-Day Autumn Academy period?

- Accommodation

- Two Meals per Day (Only Breakfast & Lunch expenses included in the fee)

- Course & Stationary Materials (Badge, File, Notebook and Pen)

- Free WiFi on the whole Campus area

- Welcome Apero & Farewell Grill Party

- Program Fee

- Certificate

- Cables and adapters

- Water Dispenser (only still water) in the seminar room

- Access to the coffee machine for the whole day

- Invitation Letter

- Free: Soccer square: You are welcome to use the soccer field. Bring your own ball & sport clothes

- Free Table tennis: There is one table available. Please bring your own ball and racket with you.

- Car parking. There are parking spaces available for free

- Free BASELCARD for whose paid for Accommodation for whole training period which includes

1. Free Use of public transport in Basel City

2. Free WiFi at 17 hotspots

3. A one-time 50% discount on

- admission to museums (incl. special exhibitions)

- entry to Basel Zoo

- admission to Theater Basel (only applies to tickets purchased at the box office)

- 2-hour tour on the sightseeing bus

- walking tour of the old town

- scheduled trips on cruises offered by Basler Personenschifffahrt

 

B 3-Month Research Program Fee

- Fee with Accommodation: 7000EUR until 5 August, 2019 or 7500EUR until 15 October, 2019

- Fee without Accommodation: 4000EUR until 5 August, 2019 or 4500EUR until 15 October, 2019


What is included in the participation fee during the 3-Month Research Program Period?

- Single room stays expenses for research program period (with shared WC/Shower in Hostel or Flat)

- Travel expenses to visit various 2-4 Swiss based Institutions

- Free Participation in both of the Basel Global Peace Conference with Apero (2 Days)

- Academic Supervisor fee to guide the research paper

- WiFi

- Program fee

- Certificate

- Invitation Letter

 

C) Participation as Sponsor (Please contact by email till the 15 October 2019)

- To be Diamond Sponsor: 50000EUR and above      

- To be Platinum Sponsor: 35000EUR and above                           

- To be Gold Sponsor: 20000EUR and above                                  

- To be Silver Sponsor: 10000EUR and above                                 

- To be Bronze Sponsor: 5000EUR and above 

- To be Individual Sponsor: 500EUR and above 


Sponsors`Benefit

- Publishing sponsor name & logo in the training documents & program

- 1 Table for promotional and publishing materials of Sponsor

- Participation in Welcome Apero: include snacks and soft drinks, coffee & tea

- Producing event equipment and materials to promote Sponsor (Type of Product and number depends from the sponsorship amount)

 

What is not Included in the Participation Fee?

Dinner, extra accommodation nights and meal expenses, international travel and travel-related expenses (visa & insurance fee expenses) are not included in the participation fee of Autumn Programs 2019.

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

Participants of the 3-Month Research Program are responsible for food and local travel expenses after participation in the 8-Day Autumn Academy.

 

Scholarship

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

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

Unfortunately the IPD scholarship program does not cover all of the participation fee and international travel expenses.


Application Deadline & Participation Procedure Step by Step

Interested participants need to send the filled application in WORD format as well as a CV and scanned Passport Page (Only photo page) by email to ffhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch no later than 5 August, 2019 for the Early Bird Application & Payment Deadline, and no later than 15 October, 2019 for the Late Application & Payment Deadline. Please label your documents as “NAME” “SURNAME” “COUNTRY” “DOCUMENT NAME”.

1. The participant submits a filled application in WORD format with a CV and scanned passport page by the deadline

2. The participant will receive an invoice to start the payment of the requested participation fee amount

3. When the requested fee has been transferred to the bank account provided, the participant will receive an invitation letter via email. If visa application process is required, we will send the invitation letter by post and also to the relevant embassy by email.


NOTE: We strongly advice participants to submit the filled application as soon as 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, any participation cancellation until 15 August, 2019 the charge will be 800EUR (not including bank transfer and exchange rates costs) for the participants of 8-Day Autumn Academy or 2000EUR (not including bank transfer and exchange rates costs) for the participants of 3-Month Research Program (not including bank transfer and exchange rates costs) from the paid participation fee for the administrative charges.

For participation cancellation between 15 August, 2019 till the 15 October, 2019 the charge will be 1300EUR (not including bank transfer and exchange rates costs) for the participants of 8-Day Autumn Academy or 4500EUR (not including bank transfer and exchange rates costs) for the participants of 3-Month Research Program (not including bank transfer and exchange rates costs) from the paid participation fee for the administrative charges.

For participation cancellation after 15 October, 2019, there will be no refund on the paid participation fee.

 

IPD Bank 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                   

SWIFT code: POFICHBEXXX

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Event Place & Accommodation

Please note that we have limited number of Accommodation rooms in our hand and that is why we strongly advice applicants do they best to register for Autumn Programs as soon as possible for we can find available room.

Depending on the participation fee payment mentioned above, participants will stay in double or single rooms during the Autumn Academy period in the Chrischona-Campus in Basel.

After the 8-day Autumn Academy, we will place the researcher in one of our Swiss Host Families or in Hostel in a separate room during the research period.


Venue for Autumn Academies & Conferences: Chrischona-Campus | Konferenzzentrum Basel

Address: Chrischonarain 200 | 4126 Bettingen, Basel city

T: +41 61 646 42 70

E: reception@chrischona.ch

www.chrischona-campus.ch


Arrival with public transportation to Chrischona-Campus


From Badischen Bahnhof

- Tram 6 towards “Riehen, Grenze” to the stop “Bettingerstrasse”.

- At “Bettingerstrasse“ please change from tram to Bus number 32 accross the road.

- Exit Bus 32 at “St. Chrischona”. Walk uphill towards the church and you will find the reception on your right hand.

- From 8pm (on the weekends from 7.30pm) till approximately 12:30 pm you will need to exit the bus 32 at Bettingen village. There is a small car waiting for you that takes you to Chrischona. Should the car not be there please call number +41 (0)61 227 55 75.


From EuroAirport

- Bus Nr. 50 direction Basel SBB

- Chage by Busstop “Brausebad”.

- From “Brausebad” Tram 6 direction “Riehen Grenze”.

- Tram 6 towards “Riehen, Grenze” to the stop “Bettingerstrasse”.

- At “Bettingerstrasse“ please change from tram to Bus number 32 accross the road.

- Exit Bus 32 at “St. Chrischona”. Walk uphill towards the church and you will find the reception on your right hand.

- From 8pm (on the weekends from 7.30pm) till approximately 12:30 pm you will need to exit the bus 32 at Bettingen village. There is a small car waiting for you that takes you to Chrischona. Should the car not be there please call number +41 (0)61 227 55 75.


From Trainstation Basel SBB

- Tram 2 towards “Eglisee” to the stop “Basel, Badischer Bahnhof,” then transfer to Tram 6

- Tram 6 towards “Riehen, Grenze” to the stop “Bettingerstrasse”.

- At “Bettingerstrasse“ please change from tram to Bus number 32 accross the road.

- Exit Bus 32 at “St. Chrischona”. Walk uphill towards the church and you will find the reception on your right hand.

- From 8pm (on the weekends from 7.30pm) till approximately 12:30 pm you will need to exit the bus 32 at Bettingen village. There is a small car waiting for you that takes you to Chrischona. Should the car not be there please call number +41 (0)61 227 55 75.

 

Orginizer

Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD is one of the leading organiser of many successful annual international academic trainings and research programs in Switzerland in the field of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, mediation, security, intercultural dialogue, leadership and human rights.

On the same time IPD implemented 3 ZurichEduCa Expo events in 2017, 2018 and 2019 with the participation of Exhibitors from Switzerland, Korea, USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Hungary, Taiwan, Australia, Belgium, Latvia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and United Arab Emirates.

Through these events IPD bring together academicians, state, private and public sector representatives for the sake of empowering global education and building useful networking.

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 Programs and 3-12 Month Research Programs), educational materials and skills transfer.

IPD invites and work with state institutions, companies, INGOs, think tanks, researchers, media and interested public actors for the cooperation and implementation of conflict management. Through facilitating creative, innovative, effective and sustainable initiatives, IPD aims to empowering constructive intercultural dialogue, good global governance, responsible leadership, peaceful conflict transformation, active global citizenship, human security and welfare through, amongst others, mediation and non-violence methods. IPD is a non-commercial, non-political, non-religious and non-profit organisation.

 

Be Our Sponsor

 

Do you want to Contribute for Education of Participants/Researchers from 

Developing Countries and Peace Education?

Donate and Make Others Happy


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 or your personal philanthropic will, 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 published in the promotional materials of the event and we will place the banner of the sponsor in the event room. We could also arrange placing separate table for the sponsor to promote its products during the event.

To become a Sponsor please contact us by email.

 

Contact person for any Questions

Mr. Fakhrinur Huseynli

Director

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

Address: Hegenheimerstrasse 175, 

4055 Basel, Switzerland

Cell number: +41 76 431 61 70

E: fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch

 www.ipdinstitute.ch

S: fakhrinur.huseynli


 If you have any problem to contact with us via your Office email, then please try to write us via your personal email or via Skype and inform your IT Department asap about the exist problem

We are looking forward to seeing you in our Autumn Program 2019