Peace Conference to mark the 100th anniversary of WWI.

Peace Conference to mark the 100th anniversary of WWI.

04 March 2014: Conference in Brussels

European Parliament ASP 1G2 

09:30 -12:30 

Moderation: Marie Christine Vergiat (GUE/NGL)

9.30 – 10:00

Welcome and greetings

Gabi Zimmer (President GUE/NGL); Ingeborg Breines (International Peace Bureau)

Short video and a historical review

Reiner Braun (International Peace Bureau)


10:00 – 11:30

Militarisation of the European Union

Michael Youlton (PANA, Ireland); Sabine Lösing (GUE/NGL)


11:30 – 12:30

Moderation: Ingeborg Breines (International Peace Bureau)

Pacifism in history and today: lessons learnt for radical

peace engagement

Miloslav Ransdorf (GUE/NGL);

Kate Hudson (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament)


12:30 – 14:15

Lunch Break


14:15 -14:45

Screening of the Movie: “Im Westen nichts Neues!”

Introduction by Lucas Wirl (INES)


15:00 – 16:30

1914 -2014 Military technological complex and its development

Reiner Braun (International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms/IPB);

Willy Meyer (GUE/NGL)


16:30 – 18:30

Moderation: Mikael Gustafsson (GUE/NGL)

Round table discussion

with: Paul Lansu (Pax Christi); Nikola Vuljanic (GUE/NGL); Aida Topic (Sarajevo); Francis Wurtz (PCF France & former GUE/NGL President)


19:00 – 20:00

Reception & Exhibition “Pacifists during WWI”

Welcome and Greetings: Helmut Scholz (GUE/NGL)

Opening speech: Willi van Ooyen (DIE LINKE)



Dinner in cooperation with Peace activists in Brussels

Dinner speech: Pieter Teirlinck (Vrede BE),

Takis Hadjigeorgiou (Vice President of the GUE/NGL)


05 March 2014: Trip to Ypres

08:30 – 15:00


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GUE/NGL press contact   Gianfranco Battistini  + 32 475 646628
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