Workshop “Defund the Military – Defend People and the Planet” within the World Peace Congress in Barcelona

  16 October, 2021
 Where: Blanquerna - Plaça Joan Coromines de Barcelona (aula 303)
 Organizes: Centre Delàs d'Estudis per la Pau, Campanya Global sobre la Despesa Militar (GCOMS), International Peace Bureau
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On Saturday 16 October, as part of the World Peace Congress organized by the IPB and ICIP in collaboration with the Delàs Center for Peace Studies, we are organizing a workshop on military spending, which will be moderated by the coordinator of the Center Delàs, Jordi Calvo, and for which we have Pere Ortega as speaker.

The workshop is part of the second round of workshops offered by the Congress in its program, between 15:00 and 17:00.

To register for the Congress and consult the full program, visit its website:

You can also follow the workshop through the Youtube channel of the Global Campaign on Military Spending (GCOMS):

Moderator: Jordi Calvo – Centre Delàs & IPB


  • Sam Perlo-Freeman – Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT)

Global military expenditure, trends and justifications

  • Roisin Putti – Nonviolence Canada 

Report: ‘In Search of EnemiesThe governments holding disarmament hostage

  • Emily Rubino – Peace Action NYS

The Pentagon Budget and U.S. campaigning to move the money.

  • Laetitia Sedou – European Network Against the Arms Trade (ENAAT) – 

Militarization of the EU

  • Jürgen Grasslin – RüstungsInformationsBüro & Stoppt den Waffenhandel

Military spending and arms exports, with a focus on Germany

  • Pere Ortega – Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau (with interpreter)

Military and defence expenditure, with a focus on Spain