Friday, May 1st

Arrival of the participants. Free time for registration and accommodation in the hotels

Optional excursions to sites of World War I (suggestions HERE)


Welcome reception in the garden of Castello del Buonconsiglio


Welcome by regional and local authorities




Opening event at Teatro Sociale

  • Roberto Ruffino – The centennial of AFS  
  • La Scelta” (The Choice) – a performance by Marco Cortesi and Mara Moschini

Saturday, May 2nd


Opening Session at Teatro Sociale in Trento. Keynote speaker: Mario Giro, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs


First round of parallel workshops on the topics of humanitarianism and experiences of reconciliation:

  • Gianni Rufini, Amnesty International – Riconciliazione dopo i conflitti

  • Pat Patfoort, De Vuurbloem, Brugge, Belgium – Non-violent and peaceful conflict transformation

  • Andrea Rizza ed Evi Untertiner, Fondazione Alexander Langer – Dal Sudtirolo a Srebrenica ...e ritorno?

  • Olive Hobson, Mediation Northern Ireland – The journey from Truce to Transformation in Northern Ireland

  • Clive van den berg – The case of South Africa

  • Claudio Betti, Comunità di Sant’Egidio - Pace e Coesistenza in un tempo di conlfitto: il ruolo delle religioni per la pace e la riconciliazione

  • Hillel Levine, Boston University, Center for Reconciliation

  • Jonan Fernández Erdozia, Basque Government - Pace e convivenza: qual è la base minima che ci può unire


Lunch break


Second round of parallel workshops on the topic of education for plural societies:

  • Gavriel Salomon, Haifa University – Lessons to be learned for peace education in conflict regions

  • Eyas Shbeta and Evi Guggenheim Shbeta - The experience of Neve Shalom / Wahat al Salam in Israel

  • Markus Ingenlath, OFAJ Francia – Promoting reconciliation and intercultural understanding

  • Corinna Noack-Aetopulos, Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in SEE – What a teacher can do for the development of pluralist societies

  • Giovanni Scotto, University of Florence – “Per fare la pace”: dai conflitti nella vita quotidiana al lavoro professionale degli operatori di pace

  • Nino Sergi, president Intersos – Patrimonio culturale e dialogo nel post conflitto in Kosovo

  • Paolo Bergamaschi, European Parliament Counselor – Superare i conflitti; “Europa oltre il muro”

  • Luisa Chiodi, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - Educare alla riconciliazione e alla convivenza


Free time


Departure by chartered bus to Mezzocorona


Cantine Rotari

  • Concert of the S.O.S.A.T. Alpine Choir  
  • The Centennial dinner


Sunday, May 3rd


Departure by chartered bus to Rovereto


Closing session at Auditorium Melotti


Transfer by bus to the Miravalle hill


Closing ceremony at the “Bell of Peace”


Return to Rovereto

  • Buffet at MART (Museum of Contemporary Art)
  • Optional visit of the museum and the exhibition “The war which is coming is not the first one. Great war 1914-2014”
  • Departures throughout the afternoon


Teatro Sociale - Trento

MART - Rovereto

Auditorium Melotti

Teatro Sociale - Interno