Peace Event Sarajevo: June, 6-9, 2014, Sarajevo

The biggest international Peace Event 2014 - 100 years after World War I


From a World of War and Violence ...

The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, which was triggered by the assassination of the Austro-hungarian heir to the throne in Sarajevo on June 28th, 1914.

This can be seen as a symbolic date for a century of a “Culture of War and Violence” with two world wars and numerous regional wars - among them the one in the former Yugoslavian countries in the 1990’s when Sarajevo suffered from the siege of the city during the “last war in Europe” - as well as for the global dominance of structural and cultural violence.

… to a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence

But the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century have also seen a world-wide rise of nonviolent actions and achievements as an alternative to war and violence, and increased efforts for global and social justice, human rights, peace and reconciliation which was reflected in the declaration of the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence (2001–2010) by the United Nations.

There is a cultural change

for peace that we want to promote and support. We invite you to join in activities and events, discuss and exchange ideas and experiences with people from the Balkans, Europe and all over the world and to actively participate in the whole process.

Framework Peace Event Sarajevo 6-9 June 2014

The framework shows the timetable for the different activities during the Peace Event



Final Version updated 28.05.2014