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New call to attend the 2nd World Forum Against Violence and for Peace Education
in Madrid in November
To be held on November 5-8, 2018
After the terrorist attacks on the French capital in November 2015, the Mayors of Madrid and Paris, Manuela Carmena and Anne Hidalgo, decided to hold an international summit against violence and for peace education. The first edition was held in April 2017, bringing together more than 3,500 participants from 70 different countries.
The City of Madrid, the capital of Spain and a member of Mayors for Peace, will host the second edition of the World Forum Against Violence and for Peace Education from 5th to 8th of November this year. The City of Granollers is among the members of the organizing committee and will be involved in the Forum from the planning stage.
The meeting will bring together mayors, international local leaders, personalities stemming from civil society and great thinkers for an exchange of experiences, strategies, campaigns and policies. Moreover, the Forum will be the home of the UCLG World Council 2018 so that the topics of the forum can be brought to the Policy Councils of UCLG and its agenda. This will ensure international attendance from the highest levels of politics, global networks and NGOs.
There will be open sessions to discuss certain topics, workshops where cities and organizations can present initiatives and parallel activities focusing on violence in sports, violence against women, violence in social networks, youth violence, violence as racism, violence as terrorism, violence against LGBTs, violence as urban inequality and violence against refugees.
Through the official Forum website, pre-registration to attend the forum can be made and also proposal for an activity or initiative can be submitted.