Thursday, 17.10.2019 – 9h00 – 13h00

ASP 1G2 European Parliament

The aim of the conference is in times of continuing and accelerated EU militarisation to strengthen and support the Peace movements and the development of common strategies and platforms to work together and organise initiatives. We want to facilitate the networking between Peace activists, movements and networks. After the collapse of the INF Treaty the conference will in particular address the urgent call and need for nuclear disarmament In Europe and the World.

Interpretation EN, FR, NL, DE, ES, CZ will be provided


9h30 – Welcome and Introduction – Özlem Alev Demirel and Mick Wallace (MEPs GUE/NGL)

9h45 – 10h45 – The danger of nuclear weapons in Europe and the World -State of play
Collapse of the INF, Modernisation of nuclear weapons on European grounds, UN Treaty on
Prohibition of nuclear weapons

Tom Unterrainer (Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation)
Denis Halliday (former UN Assistant Secretary General and 1997/98 UN Humanitarian
Coordinator in Iraq)
Ömer Furkan Özdemir (Member of Kocaeli Academy for Solidarity)

10h45 – 11h00 – Coffee break

11h00 – 12h30 – How to stop the Madness – Strategies, Actions and common Activities to
counter the new nuclear arms race and the Struggle for a Nuke-free Europe and World

Ludo de Brabander (Vrede)
Kerstin Rudek (
Christopher von Lieven (Greenpeace Germany)
Christian Lukenge (Intal)
Peter Bastian – (Anti-Nuclear-Initiative SOFA – Münster/ Germany)

12h30 – Questions and final remarks

13h00 – Lunch with all Participants –