4th edition of the Forum Mondial Normandie pour la Paix, or Normandy World Peace Forum
30 September and 1 October 2021 *
Originally planned for 3 and 4 June 2021, just before the 77th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Normandy Region has postponed the 4th edition of the Forum Mondial Normandie pour la Paix until 30 September and 1 October 2021. This latest edition, to be held at the Abbaye aux Dames in Caen, will be devoted to the theme:
‘‘World Peace and Global Security: how to govern peace?’’
Two lectures will cover these matters, plus there’ll be an evening session dedicated to the theme of culture and education contributing towards peace, in partnership with French representatives at UNESCO.
Over the two days, 21 debates will take place, five of them specifically for younger participants, confronting these present-day issues, based around the viewpoints presented by experts, political representatives and figures from civil society, all adding up to give a rounded picture.
Open to the public throughout, the Village pour la Paix will provide meeting spaces and spaces for exhibitions, presentations of civil society projects, a temporary library and concerts, to be staged at lunchtime and in the evening…
Initiatives developed in partnership with the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel, Open Diplomacy (Parlementaires pour la Paix), the Cercle des Economistes and the European Parliament Research Service (notably regarding the Normandy Index, analysing threats to peace and democracy around the world) will also be put to the fore during the Forum.
As always, there will be highlights dedicated to young people, including:
- the 3rd edition of the Prix Liberté, with three exceptional nominees for the prize, aged between 15 and 25 years of age
- Walk The Global Walk, bringing together hundreds of young people from Normandy, presenting their work on UN sustainable development goal no.16, focusing on the importance of strong institutions in defending peace and justice.
The Forum will focus a good deal on young people, highlights including four debates for young people, the presentation of the Prix Liberté to the winner, the young Afghan campaigner, Sonia Alizadeh, chosen by young voters from across the globe, and presentations connected to the European project, Walk the Global Walk, this year devoted to the role of institutions in building peace and justice.
The Forum Mondial Normandie pour la Paix (or Normandy World Peace Forum) is an event dedicated to world peace. A unique gathering for many parties to come together to exchange ideas, it welcomes over 200 international contributors (including diplomats, intellectuals, researchers and more) and over 5,000 participants, brought together to reflect on the issues and consider solutions to create a better world.
*Depending on the health situation at that time