swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. It carries out research on violent conflicts and their peaceful transformation. The Foundation aims to build up Swiss and international organizations' civilian peacebuilding capacities by providing trainings, space for networking and exchange of experiences. It also shapes political and academic discourses on peace policy issues at the national and international level through publications, workshops and conferences. swisspeace therefore promotes knowledge transfer between researchers and practitioners.

swisspeace was founded in 1988 as the Swiss Peace Foundation in order to promote independent peace research in Switzerland. Today the Foundation employs more than 40 staff members. Its most important donors are the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Swiss National Science Foundation and the United Nations.

swisspeace is an associate institute of the University of Basel.

Swiss Peace Foundation swisspeace
Sonnenbergstrasse 17
P.O. Box
3000 Bern 7

Phone: 0041 31 330 12 12
Fax: 0041 31 330 12 13


Sandra Pfluger
Research Coordinator
Phone: 0041 (0)31 330 10 75
Fax: 0041 (0)31 330 12 13
Ursina Bentele
Program Officer, Training, Research Coordinator
Phone: 0041 (0)31 330 21 45