Institute for Peace & Dialogue Summer Academy

The Institute for Peace and Dialogue (IPD) is one of the leading organizers of several successful annual international academic training and research programs in Switzerland in the field of peace-building, conflict transformation, mediation, security, intercultural dialogue and human rights, which these events bring together for state, private and public sector representatives.

Its pleasure for us to invite you to join the next 10-20 Days International Summer Academy and 3 Month CAS-Research Program which will be held in Switzerland.

During the Summer Program 2017 experienced IPD experts will share with you professional and academic skills for peace building, conflict resolution, mediation, security, intercultural dialogue and human rights topics. This year we are also including a one-day to trip Zurich for sightseeing and networking.

Applicants can choose either 10 or 20 days summer programs—or you can stay for a three-month period as a researcher.
VII International Summer Academy: 11 - 20 August, 2017 (10 Days)
VIII International Summer Academy: 20 - 29 August, 2017 (10 Days)

The main goal of the 10-20 days Summer Academy is to strengthen the skills of the representatives of state organizations, the business sector, INGOs/NGOs, education institutions, religious organizations, independent mediators and politicians through institutional global academic education in peace building, mediation, conflict resolution, security and intercultural dialogue.

Deadline for Applications: June 1, 2017
Early Registration Deadline: May 1, 2017

Program Link:
3 Month CAS - Research Program: 11 August - 08 November, 2017 (90 Days)
The main goal of the three-month CAS-Research Program is to develop the research skills of the participants and to closely acquaintance them with relevant Swiss state, public and private Institutes.

Deadline for Applications: June 1, 2017
Early Registration Deadline: May 1, 2017

Program Link:
Please be note there are still available places to be part of the Winter Academy, Feb. 17-26, 2017. To be a participant please fill out the application:
Participation Procedure Step by Step:
Submitting filled application in WORD format, CV + scanned passport page till the Deadline
Participant will receive Invoice to start the payment of the requested participation fee amount
After receiving the participation fee, participant will receive the unconditional letter via email and if there is required visa application process IPD will send invitation letter by post and also to the relevant embassy by email or fax.
We strongly advice to the participants to submit the filled application as soon as it`s possible, who needs visa to enter Switzerland and who needs more financial documentation in the work place for his/her participation.
IPD offer several type of scholarship support to reduce the participation fee amount for most needed potential participants from all over the world counties. If you wish to get discounted participation fee amount, please write your request briefly via email before or during the application submission period. Unfortunately IPD scholarship sources do not cover all the participation fee amount and international travel expenses and we only could offer you discounted fee amount.
We are interesting to receive group participants from your Institution and will be glad to discuss the partnership suggestions.
If you will be any more questions or suggestions, please feel free to write us by email to