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29.11.2011: INES 20th Anniversary



-100 years World War I-

International Peace Seminar

Learning from French-German history Peace is the categorical imperative


Events 2014

Past Events


Claim Your Voice, Ban the Bomb

If you feel threatened by the existence of still more than 20 000 nuclear weapons around the world and want to take it in your own hands to see them banned – this project is for you!

All you need to do is to get together a group of 2-4 people between 16 and 25 in a European country who are willing to work on the subject of nuclear abolishion and are full of motivation and ideas. We also offer places for non-European persons - please check our website! BANg and ICAN will give you the space to develop your own projects. Come and benefit from the knowledge and know-how of experts and experienced campaigners! Become part of their network and get involved in the fight against nuclear weapons! Bring in your own ideas and make them reality! Talk with diplomats, and politicians and let them know what you think!

The project will last one year (January – December 2013) and will include a training and action week at the conference of humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons in Oslo from February 27th to March 6th 2013.

+++ applications now open+++ !!! APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 DECEMBER 2012 !!!

For more detailed information, please have a look at the BANg’s website: http://bang-europe.org/

We are looking forward to work together with you!
Claim your voice, ban the bomb!

Nina Eisenhardt

27.2. - 6.3.2013

Conference of humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons

Oslo, Norway

Apply now here: bang-europe.org

Deadline: 15 December 2012


Youth meeting 2011

4.-8. October 2012

Youth Assembly: Youth and Democracy - the young generation sacrificed?

Strasbourg, France

The Youth Assembly will bring together 170 young people from all over Europe to reflect on youth's current challenges to democracy and to formulate common recommendations to the World Forum on democracy on how young people can better benefit and develop more democratic and inclusive societies.

Participants should be young people aged 16-25 who are actively involved in youth work, civil society movements or processes for democracy. Interested candidates should fill in their application online, following the link: http://youthapplications.coe.int/

The deadline for applications has been extended to 10 June 2012.
See also: http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/youth/


25 February 2011

Youth Conference on Nuclear Disarmament: Peace is Now a Reality


See also: www.ycnd.org

Read program



3.- 6. March 2011

ICAN Norway Youth Conference on campaign projects for 2011 and 2012

The Oslo conference of the International Campaign against Nuclear Weapons (ICANW) focused on activities and actions in particularly for young people. The main questions raised here circulated around the central problems concerning public awareness-raising, recruitment of young people and the communication between the different organisations supporting ICANW.

Read on

Read the final statement of the Oslo Action Group here:

 22. - 27. March 2011

Dialogue with Decision Makers

How to dialogue with decision makers about nuclear weapons. An exercise at the Conference of Disarmament, United Nations in Geneva.
INES Youth & Students Coordinator Fatih Oezcan is the head of the Youth Delegation.

 Further information and program here: www.ippnw-students.org/NWIP/index.php


 2. April 2011

First meeting of the Geneva Youth Assembly for Peace and Disarmament

15:00 at  UNIMAIL (Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40), Geneva, Switzerland

See presentation by Fatih Oezcan: Geneva_Presentation.pdf (6M)




Easter Peace Demonstrations

Peace Drive of Bikers without Borders
in Cologne, Germany,

24. April 2011
12.45 Uhr, Hiroshima-Nagasaki-Parc, near the memorial:
Speech of Fatih Oezcan and Klaus Müller.
To read the speech of Fatih Oezcan (in German) click here.

14:00 speech of André Shepherd, deserter of the Iraq war, Roncalliplatz 


7.-13. August 2011

The future of food- summer acadmy

The nexus of food nutrition and conflicts. University of Kassel/Witzenhausen, Germany

Visit the website: zukunftderernaehrung.org or read progam:


9. - 14. August, 2011

European Academy for social Movements

Building our common Future - Developing alternatives for a better world

The European Attac Network is conducting a „European Network Academy for Social Movements“ (ENA) in Freiburg/Germany. Building upon the great success of the first Europe-wide Attac Summer university in 2008 in Saarbruecken/Germany, we would like to set another important milestone in the success story of Attac in a new period of globalisation and of the movements critical of globalisation.
We invite activists from all social movements to actively participate and look forward to the discussions with people from all parts of he world with their ideas and perspectives or a better world.

Visit ENA website.

Read program.


Source: ctbto.org

5. - 9. September 2011

Strengthening Verification, Enhancing Security:
The Science and Significance of the CTBT

Introductory course on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty 
Vienna, Austria.

The course is a part of the Commission’s capacity development initiative, launched with the objective of training and educating the next generation of experts on the CTBT. The course is comprised of online modules, in-class lectures and optional tour of the Secretariat’s technical facilities. Participation in the course is free of charge, and interested parties need only submit the attached registration form.
For further information please contact Mr Kevin Murray at kevinmurrayctbtoorg

See draft course schedule.


28. November -  9. December 2011

Strengthening Verification, Enhancing Security: The Science and Significance of the CTBT

Advanced Course on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), Vienna, Austria
The course is a part of the Preparatory Commission’s Capacity Development Initiative (CDI), launched with the objective of training and educating the next generation of experts on the CTBT. For further information on the program, applications and background please visit the website of the CTBTO.


3.-5. December 2011

Give Peace a Chance - Troops Out of Afghanistan!

International Alternative Conference, Bonn, Germany

The German peace movement is calling for various actions to protest the war in Afghanistan. These will include a nation-wide demonstration (3.12.), an international conference (4.12.) as well as diverse protests against the inhumane policy of war (5.12.). The theme of the protests: "They talk peace, but wage war - Troops out of Afghanistan!". The goal: to make a powerful statement against the inhumane war in Afghanistan. Read on

Speakers at the international conference, December 4, 2011:
Tariq Ali (UK)
Reiner Braun (IALANA,INES,Ger)
Claire Chastain (Collectif national unitaire OTAN-Afghanistan, F)
Jeremy Corbyn (MP Labour Party, UK)
Taria Cronberg (MEP Green Party, Fin)
Arielle Denis (Mouvement de la Paix, F)
Joseph Gerson (American Friends Service Committee, USA)
Christine Hoffmann (Pax Christi, Ger)
Kate Hudson (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, GB)
Tomas Magnusson (International Peace Bureau, SWE)
Mairead Maguire (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, NIR)
Tobias Pflüger (Die Linke, Ger)
Monty Schädel (DFG-VK, Ger)
Michael Youlton (Irish Peace and Neutrality Alliance, IRL)

Read the final declaration of the conference.

Visit the website of the protest coalition.

Petersberg-2 Newspaper 22.10.2011 (in German): Petersberg2_zeitung.pdf (2M)


1. April 2012

NATO Game Over: International Direct Action

NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium

From 15.- 22. May 2012, the next NATO Summit will be held in Chicago. High on the agenda will be NATO's role as an instrument for military intervention all over the world, and the outcome of the Deterrence and Defence Posture Review (DDPR) currently being conducted within the Alliance – defining the role of NATO's nuclear weapons.

A unified European action is needed well in advance, as a strong signal to our European governments. They should give clear instructions to their NATO ambassadors and other representatives before they leave for Chicago: NATO's tactical nuclear weapons in Europe are anachronistic, useless, illegal according to International Humanitarian Law, and counterproductive to the non-proliferation process.
Military threats and interventions aggravate conflicts rather than resolve them.

To give this signal, Vredesactie (Peace Action) will organize a non-violent direct action day at the NATO headquarters in Brussels. 

All participants in the action day of 1 April, both participants in actions of civil disobedience and others, are expected to join in the preparatory trainings on Saturday 31 March and in the briefings preceding the actions on Sunday 1 April.


1. May, 2012

European Youth Delegation for a Nuclear-weapon-free World

General international youth gathering

Vienna, Austria, Brigittenau youth hostel, 20:00

The European youth delegation and the Ban All Nukes generation (BANg) would like to invite all young people, who are attending the NPT PrepCom, to come to the international youth gathering on May 1st in the Brigittenau youth hostel. This is a great opportunity to get to know each other, exchange experiences and make contacts for future projects! Together we can build an international youth movement for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

See program and location here: nptyouth.org/index.php
Questions? Write to contactnptyouthorg


8. - 10. June 2012

Countering the Militarisation of Youth

International Study Conference, Darmstadt, German

In Europe, and to some degree on a global level, there are presently two trends which both contribute to an increased militarisation of youth. The first is the end of conscription in most European countries. The second is an increasing “normalisation of war” stemming from the war on terror and the use of military force as a means of politics. Both trends reinforce each other in strengthening the militarisation of youth from an early age- something we are committed to working against.

The project of War Resisters' International intents bringing together activists from all over the world.
The aim is to foster an ongoing regional and multi-regional network of cooperating anti-militarist organisations. The overarching objective of the conference is strengthening the work against the militarisation of youth in Europe (and beyond) by providing opportunities for people to exchange skills and experience of working in this field and to create/strengthen networks and relationships across the region. For mor information please visit: wri-irg.org/militarisationofyouth


22.-29. July 2012

NAPF Peace Leadership Program: summer workshop

Santa Barbara, California.

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is presenting a seven-day summer workshop on peace leadership at the beautiful La Casa de Maria Retreat Center in Santa Barbara, California.

The NAPF Peace Leadership Summer Workshop is a seven-day intensive course on peace leadership and the skills for waging peace. Led by NAPF Peace Leadership Director Capt. Paul K. Chappell, participants will be empowered with the understanding and tools that can help them make a positive difference in their lives, communities, and the world.

For more information on the program and costs please visit: http://www.wagingpeace.org/menu/programs/peace-leaders/

Twenty-three individuals from around the United States gathered for an intensive training with NAPF Peace Leadership Program Director Paul K. Chappell. Many workshop participants have already begun implementing projects in their local communities inspired by what they experienced and learned in the workshop.

To read more about the 2012 Peace Leadership Workshop, including photos, click here.


31. July  - 9. August 2012

Summer Course: Hiroshima and Peace

Hiroshima City University will offer its intensive summer course, Hiroshima and Peace, once again this year. The course, open to both undergraduate and graduate students from around the world, consists of lectures, discussions, visits to significant sites in Hiroshima, testimony from a survivor of the atomic bombing and participation in the August 6 Peace Memorial Ceremony.

For more information and to apply, click here.


3.-6. August 2012

Nuke Free Now Calls You to Action

Santa Fe and Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
We of Occupy Santa Fe, Pax Christi, Veterans for Peace-Santa Fe, Nuclear Watch New Mexico and many allied organizations worldwide invite you to participate in Nuke Free Now,  a 4-day event to transform the nuclear narrative in the public consciousness and inspire a life-affirming future.
This is a global call to action in commemoration of Hiroshima Day. Please either join us in New Mexico or organize an event in your community to raise awareness of the true costs and consequences of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy production, and their threat to the health of our communities and all that we hold sacred.

The event will include educational workshops, inspiring speakers, celebrity activists, hard-hitting films and music, large-scale non-violent direct action, a march to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a hunger strike (beginning July 16) and more.More info here: http://nukefreenow.org/


12.-18. August 2012

Visionaries in Action - an international youth & laureates conference

Mannheim, Germany

Some 80 youths will meet with Right Livelihood Award Laureates at the conference "Visionaries in action".
Frances Moore-Lappé, Alyn Ware, Nnimmo Bassey and Raul Montenegro have confirmed their participation.

The conference, Visionaries in Action, is a project of the Youth Future Project, which is the youth network of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation.


20. September 2012

The University for Peace (UPEACE) in the Hague, Netherlands will officially be launched during a conference at the Peace Palace, entitled “Peace for Humanity in the 21st Century.”

For more information click here.


20. August - 17. September 2012

PeaceMeal Project. Cultivating Peace Through Food

Online PeaceMeal Course

The PeaceMeal Project’s co-creators Stephanie Knox Cubbon and Hannah Renglich will be convening an e-learning course through the National Peace Academy. It is part of the NPA’s National Peacebuilding Peacelearning Certificate Program (NCP), and can count toward the certificate’s completion.
The course is perfect for anyone wishing to explore how to build peace through food and food systems, for organizations and businesses wishing to train staff and volunteers to create a culture of peace within the workplace, and for students at any level interested in refining ideas and making clearer connections between the two vast topics.

The NCP provides opportunities for gaining breadth & depth in peacebuilding and peace education or for just testing the waters.  Students can take one course, sample a few, or pursue a personalized learning journey toward earning a certificate in Peacebuilding and Peacelearning that includes practical experiences for putting learning into action.  Certificate Program courses are available online or as short, in-person intensives and are conducted in partnership with leading educators, universities, and peacebuilding organizations around the country.

More info and registration here: peacemealproject.com/peacemeal-in-action/online-course/