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Launch of the website Discover Peace in Europe
an article by Coordination for the education of non -violence and peace

In the context of the project " Discover Peace in Europe "in which the Coordination participates, "peace walks" are being developed in seven European cities, including Paris. They allow one to discover - or rediscover - the culture of peace and non -violence in our cities.

The project partners of "Discover Peace in Europe" during the peace walk in Paris.

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The website has just been launched to present the peace walks and invite visitors to follow them .

You can also visit the Facebook page of project Discover Peace in Europe.

Since 2012 , the Coordination is engaged in a new European partnership within the Grundtvig Programme. Funded by the European Commission , the aim of this program is to promote adult education in the Union.

The new project , entitled "Discover Peace in Europe" aims to establish paths of peace in 7 European cities: Berlin , Budapest , The Hague , Manchester, Paris , Turin and Vienna .

From 12 to 15 July 2013 , the partner organizations met in Paris to take stock of progress during the the months since the beginning of the project and determine the next steps. A half day was devoted to the peace walk, which was very much appreciated and has received numerous favorable comments from the partners .

The course will soon be available on the Internet. On the pleasant guided walk, participants discover the presence of peace in Paris. Stay tuned in!

The Coordination has so far developed 5 peace walks in Paris, each achievable on a half-day , with a total of about 40 stops that are significant fo non-violence and peace. The finishing touches on these peace walks will be completed in March 2013, before moving on to the editing phase of the project.

As part of the Grundtvig project, the Coordination will travel to Turin in May 2013 to meet the various European partners in the program before hosting a meeting in Paris during the summer.

(Click here for a French version of this article)


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Latest reader comment:

International Cities Choose Peace

J. Fred Arment

International Cities of Peace, an association of global cities of peace, is using the U.N. Culture of Peace tenets as the guideline for forming initiatives. To date, thirty-one cities are part of the association. Some are grassroots organizations, others have the firm commitment by resolution or proclamation from the city council.
International Cities of Peace include the following:
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A.
Unity Village, Missouri, U.S.A
Coventry, England
Bradford, England
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Mataki, Philippines
Pathuthani, Thailand
Fizi, Democratic Republic of Congo
Lake County, California, U.S.A.
Aba, Abia State, Nigeria
Nagpur, India
Reno, Nevada, U.S.A.
Bujumbura, Burundi
Mzuzu and Lilongwe, Malawi
Tunis, Tunisia
Tuolumne County, California, U.S.A.
Bihac, Bosnia, Herzegovina
Yaounde, Cameroon
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Nyala, Darfur, Sudan
Bujumbura, Burundi
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Nakuru, Kenya
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Kathmandu, Nepal
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Warrake, Nigeria
Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.A.

To start an initiative, go to the association's website for resources and tools.

This report was posted on December 23, 2013.