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4th Autumn Training Program: 18 - 25 November, 2019

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

Venue: Basel, Switzerland

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3rd Autumn Training Program: 27 October - 03 November, 2018

 3 Month Research Program: 27 October, 2018 - 24 January, 2019 


IPD is proud to announce the next International Summer Programs, which are to be held in Switzerland. Applicants can choose between the 8-day Summer 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 below mentioned characteristics:

- 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, mediati
on and negotiation should always be encouraged.


- 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 Trauma, Healing & Forgiveness, Conflict, Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation, Mediation, Leadership, Human Resources Development, and Diversity Management 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.



I Expert: Mr. Peter Aeberhard from Switzerland: 28 - 29 October, 2018

Day 1: Trauma, Healing & Forgiveness

Day 2: Conflict, Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation


II Expert: Mr. Volker Hesse from Switzerland: 30 - 31 October, 2018

Day 1: Mediation

Day 2: Mediation


01 November, 2018: No Class/Lunch & Free Day for Participants

III Expert: Mr. Joe Gerada from Malta: 02 - 03 November, 2018

Day 1: Human Resource Development - Diversity Management

Day 2: Human Resource Development - Leadership styles



Ø Arrival of Participants: Hotel registration starts after 14:00pm on 27 October, 2018

Ø Opening Ceremony & Welcome Grill Party: 27 October, 2018 from 17:00pm until 20.00pm

Ø No Class Day: 01 November, 2018 (No Class & Free day for participants)

Ø Half Class Days: 31 October & 03 November 2018

Ø Breakfast Time: 07:00am - 09:00am

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

Ø First Break Time: 10:30am - 11:00am

Ø Lunch Time: 12:30pm - 14:00pm (NO Class & Lunch in 01 November 2018)

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

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

Ø Dinner Time: For Autumn Program 2018 dinner expenses will not be covered by IPD

Ø Certificate handover of Participants & Farewell Grill Party: 03 November, 2018 from 18:00pm - 20:00pm

Ø Departure of Participants: Hotel room departure until the 10:00am on 03 November, 2018



- Arrival date: 27 October, 2018
- Education Part: Participating in 8-day International Academic Training: 27 October -  03 November, 2018
- Practice Part: Visit to 3 - 4 Swis
s Institutions: 04 November, 2018 - 20 January, 2019
- Research Part: Writing research paper (Min 5 pages) on one of the IPD training topics under Academic Supervisor guidance: 04 November, 2018 - 20 January, 2019
- Departure date: 24 January, 2019



In order to capitalize on the diverse backgrounds of our participants, we encourage the exchange of each representative’s own unique heritage through the sharing of national clothes, drinks, foods, sweets, souvenirs, flags, etc. during the Autumn Academy 2018.





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 and Academic Staff

- Representatives of Media Institution

- Mediators, Peacebuilders

- Researchers & Students



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 below stated fees 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 Academic Training Participation Fee:

- 8-Day Training with Double Room (Room for 2 participants) stay: 1600EUR

- 8 -Day Training with Single Room (Room for 1 participant) stay: 1900EUR

- 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 


What is included in the participation fee during the 8-Day International Academic Training period?

- Accommodation
- Two Meals per Day (Only Breakfast & Lunch expenses included in the fee)
- Two Coffee-Breaks per Class Day
- Course & Stationary Materials (Badge, File, Notebook and Pen)
- WiFi
- Welcome & Farewell Grill Parties
- Program Fee
- Certificate


B) 3 Month Research Program Participation Fee with Accommodation:

- 3 Month Research + 8 -ay International Academic Training with Single Room (Room for 1 participant) stay: 5500EUR


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

- All the participation expenses during the 8-DaysInternational 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 8-Day Training 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

- Certificate


C) 3 Month Research + 8 Days Training Fee without Accommodation: 2500EUR

Fees mentioned above only cover participation in the opening ceremony grill party, departure grill party, lunch and coffee-breaks expenses during the 8-Day Autumn Academy period as well as visits to 2-4 Swiss Institutions and the academic supervisor/program fee during 3-Month 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.
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.
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 all other hosting fees (meals etc.) and local travel expenses after the 8-Day International Autumn Academy.



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.
Previous participants of IPD Academic Programs are also eligible to request the reduced participation fee payment (20% reduction).


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 fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch no later than 05 October, 2018 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.



Please note that after submission of the application, any participation cancellation until 15 August, 2018 the charge will be 650€ (not including bank transfer and exchange rates costs) for the participants of 8-Day Academy or 1500€ (not including bank transfer and exchange rates costs) for the participants of 3-Month CAS-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, 2018 till the 05 October, 2018 the charge will be 1000€ (not including bank transfer and exchange rates costs) for the participants of 8-Day Autumn Academy or 2800€ (not including bank transfer and exchange rates costs) for the participants of 3-Month CAS-Research Program (not including bank transfer and exchange rates costs) from the paid participation fee for the administrative charges.
For participation cancellation after 05 October, 2018, there will be no refund on the paid 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                                                                                                                           




Depending on the participation fee payment mentioned above, 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.
The event place is very close to the Baar Main Train Station. If you arriving by plane at the Zurich Airport, you can reach to the Baar Main Train Station directly by train from the Zurich Main Train Station.

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

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



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

Developing Countries and Peace Education?
Donate and Make Others Happy!

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 International Academic Training Program 2018 - 2019 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 become 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


Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD

Address; Hegenheimerstrasse 175,  

4055 Basel, Switzerland

Cell number: +41 76 431 61 70

E: fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch



We are looking forward to see you in our Autumn Academy 2018