The closing date for applications is 10 March 2020

The International Training on Dialogue and Mediation, to be held in Uppsala on 2-12 June 2020, will provide a unique opportunity for practitioners, policymakers and researchers to explore and interact on topics related to dialogue and mediation in the context of sustaining 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 on peacebuilding and sustaining peace.

This International Training on Dialogue and Mediation is designed for practitioners, policymakers, researchers and mid-level leaders from international and regional organisations, civil society and universities with a particular focus on the use of dialogue and mediation in peacebuilding and sustaining peace.

Participants will deepen their knowledge of the latest research in dialogue and mediation, guided by skilled experts. Together participants will reflect on the relevance and applicability of these tools and approaches to their ongoing work while developing a network of colleagues from other countries.

The training takes place 2-12 June 2020, Uppsala, Sweden.


Target group
The training programme will include 25 participants and aims at equal gender representation, global geographic variation as well as representation of different types of organisations and levels of experience among the participants. 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 trainings convened by the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University are not eligible
to apply. Individuals working for government agencies are not the target group for this training.
The following four requirements need to be met to be considered for this training. Please read carefully.
Professional requirements
The training specifically targets practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and mid-level professionals from international and regional organisations, civil society and universities with a particular focus on dialogue in peacebuilding 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. Applicants should be able to relate to the three themes on dialogue and mediation specified under ‘Content’ earlier in this brochure.
Language and education requirements
The programme will be conducted in English without the possibility of interpretation or translation and consequently a high level of proficiency in English is required. It is preferred that participants have an educational background corresponding to a university degree or equivalent.

Costs and Visa
The organisers 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 organisers 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.

Application process
Applications shall be submitted in English through a web-based form.

The application must be complete and respond to all requested information. This includes a signed nomination form certifying the approval of the applicant’s employer and stating the relevance of the training for ongoing projects or initiatives.
Should you have technical problems filling in the form,please contact them via the email listed below.

Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Uppsala University
Att: ITDM 2020
P.O. Box 514
SE-751 20 Uppsala, SWEDEN

Telephone: +46 18 471 7652

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