- From June 6th -9th, Costa Rica (CR) peace idiosyncrasy will be displayed in a international platform of cultural and artistic initiatives related to peace, during the Sarajevo Peace Event. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and over 50 organizations will joint efforts to commemorate peace, as a reminder of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I.
- Through the “Ecosystems of Peace” project, our country will be one of the few Latin American representatives. This is thanks to the Costa Rican Association in France (ACRF), Dos Mares Association (established in France to promote the exchange of photographers artists from Central America – France) and Rome University.
- The project concept was proposed, developed and financed by a team of four Costa Rican proffesionals that live in France, Italy and United States, and that above all, values and take pride of CR history and wish to share the “Ticos” spirit with the World.
- An international exchange platform for debate and information on different topics related to nonviolence and peace.
- An acknowledgment for all peace initiatives to exchange thoughts, achievements and challenges.
- Organized by advocates for peace from different countries of Europe, with the support of more than 50 organizations, aiming at transforming a world of war and violence into a culture of peace, non-violence and justice.
•+50 organizations – researchers and universities – Peace leaders – Local Government and Decision Makers – Young Movements – European Community –International Media
•+30 countries involved
Type of activities:
- Plenary sessions, keynote speeches, workshops and roundtable discussions on the above mentioned topics;
- A Peace trail, with NGO presentations, exhibitions; music and film festivals;
- Public events, street actions, artistic performances, animations in/with schools;
- An International Youth Camp.
The main themes:
•Peace and Social Justice
•A Culture of Peace and Nonviolence
•Gender, Women and Peace
•Reconciliation and Dealing with the Past
•Militarism and Alternatives