International Training on Dialogue and Mediation at Uppsala University, Sweden

Deadline: 15 March 2019
Open to: practitioners, policymakers and researchers from all over the world
Benefits: travel, accommodation and breakfast and lunches


The objective of the International Training on Dialogue and Mediation is to share knowledge, build capacity and strengthen networks for dialogue within the overall effort of sustaining peace. Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policymakers to draw on current research on dialogue in diverse conflict settings, the programme aims to strengthen skills and deepen understanding while also providing space for participants to discuss and develop new approaches for peace efforts in which they are engaged. In the long term, the training aims to strengthen a broad variety of leaders in their contributions to the nurturing of sustainable peace. The training builds on 45 years of peace and conflict research and education at Uppsala University, combined with insights from the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation’s ongoing engagement in international policy discussions in the peacebuilding field.

The training will be divided into three overarching themes. The themes cover various phases of peacemaking and peacebuilding in armed conflicts and categorize the expertise and evidence-based insights existing within the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research (Uppsala University). When applying for the training you are invited to specify your interests along these themes:

  1. International roles in mediation and peace agreements
  2. Inclusive national and community level dialogue
  3. Methods and practical skill-building in dialogue and mediation

Only candidates who meet the basic criteria will be considered for participation. Selected candidates will be notified by e-mail no later than three weeks after the application deadline. Once selected, the candidate must confirm participation within one week. A letter of acceptance will be sent out, containing information on preparations and participation in the training.


The training specifically targets practitioners, policymakers and researchers from international and regional organizations, civil society and universities with a particular focus on the use of dialogue in building and sustaining peace. The programme is primarily designed for individuals engaged in various peace efforts and with prior professional experience in the field of peace and security. It is intended for individuals who are from and are currently working in developing countries and territories eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA). Participants and co-organisers of previous international training convened by the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University are not eligible to apply.


  • The organizers will cover international travel from the closest international airport to the training venue in Uppsala, accommodation, breakfast, and lunches during the stay in Uppsala;
  • Participants are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas;
  • The organizers will assist with the process by making sure that necessary documents for the visa application are provided;
  • Additional information on financial arrangements and visa processing will be sent to participants once they have been accepted.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.