Village pour la Paix
Start of the session
01 October 2020 09h00
End of the session
01 October 2020 20h00
Village pour la Paix

During the two days of the Forum, partners and NGOs will host visitors in the Village for Peace.

Discover in the village : 


Partners in the village on Octobre 1

"Réseau Canopé" 

Video testimonials of the projects created by Canopé will be screened and several physical and digital resources will be available on the Village. Canopé will organize an activity about conspiracy to sensitize young people on this issue.


"Ensemble contre la Peine de Mort"

Since 2000, ECPM has fought against capital punishment all over the world by uniting and mobilising abolitionist forces around the world. With its “Educate for abolition” project, created in 2009, ECPM has developed a wide range of ways to raise awareness among young people. Various activities will be provided, including videos on the abolitionist position, quizzes and a game based on a map of abolitionist and retentionist countries. Some of the exhibits from the “Speech bubbles for abolition” exhibition (a selection of comic book images by famous illustrators around the world on the subject of the death penalty) will be displayed around the stand.


Europe Direct Information Centres

The Norman and European Collective is made up of several associations which work in Normandy to promote European values. It is made up of three sections of the European Movement (Seine-Maritime, Lower Normandy and Cabourg), three Europe Direct Informations centres (Caen, Evreux and Vire) and the Maison de l’Europe in Seine-Maritime.

Supported by the Normandy Region, it will work on the ecological and digital transition, two of the European Union’s objectives, focusing on the Green Pact for Europe. The public will be encouraged to discuss various subjects as they play games and answer quizzes. In partnership with the European Commission, the Collective will provide VR glasses to present AOP products.

The Collective will also host a workshop on the ecological and digital transition in Europe and around the world on Thursday 1st October from 10h30 to 12h. 


Activities only on October 1

AFOCAL Normandy

Founded in 1980 by family associations and residential childcare facilities, AFOCAL is a national association which is recognised for its youth and educational work and has a network of nearly 3 million members. Every year, it helps more than 10,000 people, mostly between the ages of 17 and 25, to obtain childcare certification.

Visitors will be able to take part in an interactive workshop on Thusday 1st October from 10 to 12h, learning about three activities which form the “Citizens of Hope” programme which helps young people and educational stakeholders to understand their role in peace, to use their skills to serve the founding values of the European project, to contribute daily to a culture of peace and to encourage the involvement of young people. 


Politic Sciences Renne - Caen Campus

Since 2012, Sciences Po Rennes’ Caen Campus has taught students about the transition, regional dialogue and sustainable development. Students studying for a Master’s degree on the campus will participate in the Forum by helping to create a local climate-inspired fresco, teaching secondary school students about the challenges of climate change in the Normandy region. With a fun and playful approach, they will create links between the natural, social and economic dynamics at work in the medium and long term (2030, 2050, 2100). Participants will then be encouraged to come up with positive scenarios for the future of our region.


Child Rights in Action

Child Rights in Action was launched by Initiatives of Change which works to develop citizen involvement to improve social cohesion. The Child Rights in Action programme gives children a voice, enabling them to contribute to the development of a fair society in which fundamental rights are respected. This programme includes a week-long international forum which encourages discussions between children and adults.

As part of the Child Rights in Action programme, Initiatives of Change will host a workshop on Thursday 1st October (14h30-16h) with personal accounts from children who have lived in war-torn areas. This event will take the form of a human library. The principle: the books in a human library are people who have a story to tell to a small group of “readers” who are interested in their story. After an initial focus on the story, a discussion with the “readers” begins. The story can include photos and symbolic items and can feature several elements: the place where the story took place, the issue which was raised, who was involved and how adults and children could have worked together to solve this issue.





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