Result of The Youth Exchange for Peace: Support Program for “HIROSHIMA and PEACE”(August 2017)

October 2, 2017

Mayors for Peace has implemented programs to encourage and inspire younger generations to get involved in peace activities in the future. These programs provide financial and other support to selected youth from member cities who would like to participate in the existing peace and exchange programs in Hiroshima to learn about the experiences of A-bomb survivors and their desire for peace.

In the fiscal year 2017, we invited nine youth participants from Mayors for Peace member cities to the intensive summer course “HIROSHIMA and PEACE” which is implemented by Hiroshima City University. In addition to the course, we carried out our own program which included an outline of Mayors for Peace and a discussion session.

[Outline of the Session organized by Mayors for Peace]

Dates: July 31st (Mon), August 3rd (Thu), 2017

Place: Conference room in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

・Outline of Mayors for Peace (by the Mayors for Peace Secretariat)
・Introduction of Peace Activities carried out by member cities (by the participants)
・Discussion of potential activities in participants’ home cities upon their return

Activities after the program:
Participants were requested to write a report about what they have learned through this program, their own plans for peace activities, and concrete proposals for Mayors for Peace activities for nuclear weapons abolition. The member cities will consider implementing projects based on their participant’s ideas.
Participants will also hold a meeting in their home cities/universities to share what they have done and learned in Hiroshima.



[Project Outline of “HIROSHIMA and PEACE”]

Duration: July 31st (Mon) ~August 9th (Wed), 2017☆Schedule

Place: Hiroshima City

No Member Cities Participants Report Post-activities
1 Gentilly City (France) Mr. Aytug Bozagaoglu
2 Hanover City (Germany) Ms. Saskia Raer
3 Manchester City (UK) Ms. Rachel Elizabeth Kean
4 Montreal City (Canada) Ms. Alice Parent
5 Santos City (Brazil) Mr. Lucas Fernandes Alberto
6 Volgograd City (Russia) Mr. Nikita Piskunov
7 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk City (Russia) Ms. Alina Reva
8 Akita City (Japan) Ms. Hinako Sugawara
9 Joetsu City (Japan) Ms. Eriko Yanaoka

Outline of Mayors for Peace

Participants and Staff from Mayors for Peace Secretariat

Discussion of Action Plan

Presentations by Participants