Peace Mediation: From Conflict to Cooperation

7th ICP International Summer Academy, Caux (Montreux), Switzerland
12th to 16th of August 2014

As a constructive approach to peacefully transform violent conflicts into cooperation, the importance of peace mediation has significantly increased over recent years. Peace mediation aims at preventing or solving violent conflicts by conducting dialogue and negotiations. This way, peace mediators assist the different parties involved to overcome the burden of the conflict and guide them towards constructive, cooperative solutions for a peaceful and common future.

The art of peace mediation requires patience and perseverance, as well as skills, knowledge, methodology and experience. With the theme "Peace Mediation: From Conflict to Cooperation", the 7th ICP Summer Academy aims at offering to its participants a complete overview of the methods and approaches to conflict transformation and a broad range of tools for mediation. Participants will have the opportunity to gain first-hand insights from international and local experts during the lectures. The workshops and mediation simulations will allow them to play the mediator role and thus improve their practical skills of conflict transformation. Additionally, the summer academy is an excellent place to increase one’s personal and professional network in the cozy atmosphere of the Caux Palace Hotel. 

The International Peace-Builders’ Forum

Coupled with the ICP International Summer Academy, the first International Peace-Builders’ Forum (IPF) will be held around the theme “Connecting Personal and Systemic Change”, on 11-12 August 2014 in Caux (Montreux), Switzerland. The IPF is organised by CAUX-Initiatives of Change (CAUX-IofC) and the Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (ICP), with the support of the Caux Scholars Program (CSP).

The IPF is a unique, publicly accessible, opportunity for participants to physically meet and connect with experts and specialists of the international field of peace-building. Participate in group discussions, attend presentations, panel discussions and workshops, and visit the stands of peacebuilding organisations within the Caux-Palace!

Participants of the Summer Academy have the special opportunity to attend the IPF for free! The night from 11th to 12th of August in the conference centre will be offeredby the ICP. Registration for both events can be made through the registration form. If you wish to attend the IPF only, click here