Former Caritas Director Fridolin Kissling and sociologist Peter Atteslander found SAD. Their goal: to bridge the gap between research and practice.
First congress of SAD’s scientific board takes place in Neuchâtel. Numerous renowned international researchers participate – amongst them Johan Galtung.
September 1991: Congress in Neuchâtel
Convention on the subject of “Islam and Occident”: SAD defines dialogue between cultures as a central topic. Many other intercultural forums follow.
1992: First Intercultural Forum
After the genocide in Rwanda SAD develops a system that allows for the detection of societal breakdown at an early stage.
1994 – 1998: Anomie Research
SAD’s scientific department relocates to Lindenhof in Biel/Bienne.
1995: Relocation to Lindenhof
After Fridolin Kissling’s death and resignation of Peter Atteslander, SAD adds a second mainstay: Sport and development.
2001: End of Founder's Era
SAD organises the first international conference on sport and development and is recognised as one of the pioneers in the sector.
February 2003: Magglingen Conference
sportanddev.org is launched. The website becomes a leading information platform for the sport and development sector.
November 2003: sportanddev.org
SAD receives a UNICEF award for its innovative approach used in the educational project “Move 4 New Horizons”.
2011: UNICEF Sport For Education Award
SAD celebrates its 25th anniversary and paves the way for the future with its 2016 – 2019 stretegy and a new corporate design.