The World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace will be
held at: LA NAVE (C/ CIFUENTES, 5, VILLAVERDE DISTRICT, 28021, MADRID) ON APRIL 19,
20 AND 21, 2017.
Cities have become microcosms of what is happening in the world, places where all types
of violence that oppress and threaten individual and community life merge together. The most worrying among them all is undoubtedly terrorist violence that strikes many cities; but there are also other types of violence that proliferate, some of them are more hidden, others are more visible, but they are all insidious and must be identified and tackled in order to
make cities establish greater social justice leading to improve coexistence and peace.
Madrid City Council has launched a WORLD FORUM ON URBAN VIOLENCE AND EDUCATION
FOR COEXISTENCE AND PEACE to address this situation and lay the foundations to
work against urban violence. A Forum allowing to outline the different types of urban violence and discuss channels and ways to prevent, tackle and, if possible, eradicate it. It is a Forum to spread thoughts and practices that allow us to transform the cultures of violence into cultures of peace.
The Madrid World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace is a meeting place for local leaders, international organisations and networks, academic world, NGOs and civil society. Its purpose is to open a joint process of debate, reflection and construction of common solutions that foster urban environments capable of eliminating expressions of violence.
The Forum is mainly aimed at mayors, and is open to civil society, citizens, international
organisations and networks, and any stakeholders who can help build cities of peace in order to create spaces to share experiences and facilitate the exchange of knowledge. It is important to identify existing violence (terrorism, racism and xenophobia, youth gangs, gender, sport, schools, social networks
and new technologies, media, etc.), but always emphasising coexistence, that is, peaceful responses for conflict management.
The Forum will be AGILE, DYNAMIC AND HIGHLY AUDIO-VISUAL, structured in panel discussions, debates and an Agora open space. It will be focused on existing challenges, so the Forum should be a space to identify and develop proposals for the prevention and transformation of urban violence.
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