Members of the Delàs Centre share experiences and strategies for peace building at the IPB Youth Conference in Berlin
The international peace movement for the future met on the weekend of the global actions of Fridays for Future and the UN International Peace Day, at the Youth Conference of the International Peace Bureau (IPB), to discuss the transformation of our society towards peace, sustainability and justice.
The IPB-ITUC World Youth Summit took place between the 20th and 22nd of September 2019 at the Technical University of Berlin, with the participation of different members of the Centre Delàs who were invited to take part in the meeting. Jordi Calvo, coordinator of the Centre Delàs and the GCOMS global campaign, and vice-president of the IPB, participated in the round table “How we transform our societies”; Chloé Meulewaeter, researcher at the Centre Delàs, was invited to participate in the debate “Transforma -#ChangeTheRules- how fundamental and how urgent we need a change”; and Edgard Vega, researcher at the Centre Delàs, participated in one of the sessions on military expenditure.
Over 100 participants from 28 countries – mainly university students – took part in the conference “Transforma! #ChangeTheRules – Fair Transitions to Peace, Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability” organized by IPB, IPB Youth Network and the Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) to share experiences, knowledge and perspectives on the road to a better future. The programme included speakers from different fields and provided ample space for non-formal education and the promotion of synergies. The results, ideas to make concrete steps towards transformation, identification of obstacles, objectives to be achieved; from the non-formal education sessions were collected and shared in the final plenary.