The Peace Conference 2022 - Peace through your lens 📷
Coming soon: more information about our next event, taking place the 1st and 2nd of December in UWC Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Explore the possibilities of peace in our world today.
WELCOME TO THE NINTH ANNUAL PEACE CONFERENCE, PEACE THROUGH YOUR LENS, IN MAASTRICHT
Within the global spectrum, there are different spheres in which the realization of peace is determined by our choices. On the international level, choices made by global leaders and organizations have an immediate impact on ordinary citizens unrepresented in the decision making. On the national and community level, choices and actions made by citizens bear responsibility, and shape the course that countries and communities take. On the personal level, choices affect our well-being, inner peace, and relationship with others.
OUR PHILOSOPHY We firmly believe that there lies enormous potential for conflict resolution through unmediated dialogue and discussion, viewing it as a force to spread the profound possibility of global harmony. The conference is idealistic. This is what gives it its power. We aim to spark activism and initiative among youth.
With enormous commitment, hard work and perseverance; with cooperation, collaboration and understanding; by recognizing the barriers and obstacles that lie ahead, yet not merely accepting them, peace can be a reality.
THE CONFERENCE During a two-day conference, 400 participants of over 105 nationalities, take part in a wide variety of engagements. Workshops led by youth, who have either experienced the absence of peace or with personal ties to various forms of conflict, offer unique insights and solution-based discussions. Peacemakers, challengers, advocates, and experts from around the world share their knowledge and inspire through lectures and leaded debates. The intercultural evenings and performances add a sense of optimism and understanding, a sense of hope and purpose.