Swedepeace Foundation

Swedepeace is an independent, impartial and non-profit foundation, which in collaboration with a global network of partners, helps create conditions for human security, and peaceful and conflict resolution. Swedepeace aims at improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of peace and security initiatives by helping bridge the gap between theory, policy and practice.


Swedepeace Inc was founded in March 2008 and began its operations in January 2009. Since October 2010, Swedepeace Foundation has been registered as a non-profit foundation with the aim of helping create conditions for peaceful conflict resolution and human security. The non-profit foundation collaborates with Swedepeace Inc’s on some activities and the latter works within the framework of the same vision and mission as the Foundation.


Swedepeace foundation was established to strengthen and improve the effectiveness of Swedish and international peace and security initiatives in countries affected by armed violence or instability. The Foundation aims at helping create conditions for international peace and security. Swedepeace Foundation acts impartially with respect for religion, political affiliation, nationality or ethnic origin. Furthermore, the Foundation adheres to the principles of transparency, conflict sensitivity and gender equality. Swedepeace also applies a rights-based approach in accordance with the UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Founders of Swedepeace Foundation

Dr. Erik Melander, Emma Corneliusson and Adam Bergman

Coordinator of  Swedepeace (Acting Secretary General)

Dr. Björn Holmberg

The Board of Swedepeace Foundation

Chair: Kerstin Lundgren

Treasurer:  Patric Landin

Secretary: Dr. Björn Holmberg

Members:  Emma Corneliusson Patric Landin

Substitute: Dr. Erik Melander

The Regulations of Swedepeace Foundation

Swedepeace Insamlingsstiftelse and the Registration certificate from the County Administrative Board are attached below in Swedish and English.

English: Deed of Foundation and Statues (translated from Swedish)

Swedish: Swedepeace insamlingsstiftelse – Urkund samt stadgar 18 oktober 2010

Swedish: Registreringsbevis/Registration Certificate Swedepeace from County Board