What path will Europe take?

Friday, Feb 16, 2024, 7-10 p.m.
Freiheitshalle Munich

What path will Europe take?
Due to the European elections on June 9, 2024, the program on Friday evening will focus on security policy tensions and conflicts in Europe, or rather security policy tensions and conflicts emanating from Europe, and possible solutions.
6 pm Admission – Visit the information stands in the foyer
7 pm Welcome and greeting (live broadcast from Jerusalem) Parents Circle Families Forum

Music with the band Neurosenheimer

Julian Mühlfellner


The war in Ukraine and our commitment to peace Michael von der Schulenburg
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, former German diplomat Michael von der Schulenburg has warned against the escalation of the conflict and criticized the EU’s lack of political independence in its response to the war.
At the peace conference, he will talk about how the European and international security architecture should be structured in order to resolve armed conflicts such as the war in Ukraine and prevent them in the future.
About the person
Nash Dome – Conscientious objectors and deserters Olga Karatch
The Belarusian journalist and human rights activist Olga Karach, experiences the
Tensions that threaten to tear Europe apart – and are already doing so in Ukraine
in their own lives. Karach is the head of the Belarusian human rights organization
“Nash Dom” (English: Our House), which aims to promote human rights and civil liberties.
rights against the repressive regime of Alexander Lukashenko.
About the person
Music with the band Neurosenheimer
Pathway to European Peace Clare Daly, MEP
Clare Daly is a Member of the European Parliament in the left-wing GUE/NGL group. In her native Ireland and in the European Parliament, she is known for her uncompromising criticism of the shortcomings of European “security and defense policy” and asylum policy at the EU’s external borders.
At the peace conference, she will speak about the current militarization of the EU, the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and the significance of the upcoming EU parliamentary elections in 2024.
About the person
10 pm Get together in the foyer
Time for networking and exchange
Directions The Freiheitshalle is only a 5-minute walk from the Donnersberger Brücke and is located HERE
All S-Bahn trains: Stop Donnersberger Brücke / Bus: 53 + 63 / Tram: Donnersberger Straße Line 16 + 17 + N17
Eintritt The event is open to the public and barrier-free.
The entrance fee is 10 € (reduced 5 €)
We accept orders for tickets at office@friedenskonferenz.info. Please give us your first name, surname and the event you would like to attend. Tickets must be collected from the box office by 6.45 pm, otherwise they will be released to other visitors. Unfortunately, special requests cannot be accommodated due to personnel capacities. Payment is only possible in cash at the box office.
Registration is not necessary
pdf for printing HERE



Saturday. February 17, 2024, 10 – 12 a.m.
Hochschule für Philosophie München (Link to Google Maps)
Kaulbachstraße 31/33 D-80539 München

9.30 a.m. Admission
10 am Welcome and introduction (workshops take place in parallel and exclusively in presence)
1st workshop NO means NO” campaign: conscientious objection in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine Olga Karatch
“Our goal is to steal Lukashenko’s army and block any of his attempts to send the Belarusian army to help Putin in Ukraine,” says Olga Karach.
In the initial phase, the main task of the campaign is to prevent forced mobilization. We help young Belarusian conscientious objectors and deserters from the army to leave Belarus. For a young Belarusian who has decided not to join the army and stay in Belarus, there is a 100 percent guarantee that he will be imprisoned for 7 to 10 years.
As a human rights organization that knows the situation in Belarusian prisons only too well, we cannot urge young Belarusian men to go to prison instead of the army, where they have been beaten, tortured and even raped, and some of them have already been killed.
Following the lecture on Friday evening, the topics will be discussed and exchanged in greater depth.
2nd workshop Survival means resistance: consequences and victims of nuclear weapons tests Juliane Hauschulz
To this day, the use of nuclear weapons in Nagasaki and Hiroshima and the more than 2,000 nuclear weapons tests conducted worldwide have life-threatening and long-term effects on people’s health and lead to massive environmental damage. Those affected continue to suffer from radiation-related illnesses and deformities to this day. Reproductive and sexual health is also significantly impaired, resulting in an above-average number of miscarriages. The people in the test areas are the most affected by these effects, but the fallout has also spread radioactive elements into the wider environment and eventually even across the entire earth. According to estimates by Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, and Tilman Ruff, Co-President of IPPNW from 2012-2023, this radioactivity released into the atmosphere is expected to cause around 2.4 million cancer deaths in the long term.

IPPNW calls on the German government to contribute to the support of those affected by nuclear weapons tests and the clean-up of contaminated regions in accordance with the humanitarian and human rights objectives and requirements of the GCU.

The second international conference of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) took place in New York from November 27 to December 1, 2023. Juliane Hauschulz and Stella Ziegler will give a first-hand account of the conference and the developments regarding compensation for the victims.

Further information on the “To Survive is to Resist” campaign can be found HERE

About the person

Stella Ziegler


The peace movement and the demarcation from the “right” N.N.
The peace movement in Germany has been concerned with differentiating itself from right-wing and far-right actors not only since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. What are the key points of the definition of right-wing extremism? How can the distinction be made in general and in the specific case of action preparation?
12 p.m. End
General information on the workshops

The event is public. the location is easily to access to all
Admission €5.00, reduced admission free.
Registration for the workshops is encouraged, but not required, on large posters at the event on Friday evening.

the event only takes place in person.

Download program pdf for printing HERE


Peace in Progress: Alternatives to militarism and capitalism

Saturday, 17.2024 6 – 9 pm
Munich School of Philosophy(linked to Google Maps)
Kaulbachstr. 31 D-80539 München

Peace in Progress: Alternatives to militarism and capitalism

On Saturday evening, the focus will be on the unequal distribution of power in international politics and world trade and its negative effects on people, nature and the climate.

In particular, the power imbalance between the global South and the global North and the systems in which this power imbalance is embedded are examined. Based on this analysis, alternatives to the globally prevailing paradigms of militarism and capitalism are developed.

5 p.m. Admission – Visit the information and book tables in the foyer
6 pm Welcome and moderation Maria R. Feckl
Music: Harp Barbara Pöschl-Edrich
There is no normality from the perspective of the Global South Dr. Boniface Mabanza Bambu
Dr. Mabanza Bambu speaks at the peace conference about double standards and other disastrous mistakes that guide the foreign, trade and “defense” policies of Western countries. He advocates overcoming Eurocentrism in order to adequately analyze and overcome the existential problems facing humanity. About the person
Pacifism. A defense Prof. Dr. Olaf Müller
In view of the war in Ukraine, Dr. Müller decided to reflect on his pacifist attitude in 2022 and summarized his findings in the book Pazifismus. A defense together. In the book, Dr. Müller propagates a pragmatic pacifism. In doing so, he distances himself from the ethical ideas of pacifism and moves closer to an ethical approach to responsibility, which he calls “pragmatic pacifism”.
At the peace conference, Dr. Müller will talk about his concept of pragmatic pacifism and explain the extent to which it is suitable for analyzing international conflicts and dealing with them non-violently.
About the person
Towards a non-aligned and peaceful world Yanis Varoufakis
The next decade holds the great danger of the formation of military blocs, led by the US on one side and China on the other: this will trigger a wave of destructive forces ranging from a new Cold War to a flare-up of regional conflicts. These destructive forces are a threat to global action and cooperation on global challenges such as the climate catastrophe. Lasting peace and prosperity can only be achieved if all military blocs are replaced by a comprehensive international security framework. What could such an international security framework look like and what is needed in terms of economic and financial policy? About the person
9 pm End
Directions You find the Hochschule für Philosophie HERE (Link to Google Maps)
U-Bahn Stop UNIVERSITÄT (U3/6)
Eintritt The events are open to the public and barrier-free.
The entrance fee is 10 € (reduced 5 €)
pdf for printing HERE


War is not destiny. We can choose a different path.
Paths to peace in Israel and Palestine

Sunday, 18.02. 10:00-13:00
One World House Munich
Schwanthalerstr. 81, Munich

Alternating face-to-face event with English-German translation
Paths to peace in Israel and Palestine
9.30 Admission
10.00 Welcome Maria R. Feckl
Film “Disturbing the Peace” – introduction to the discussion
The film is in the original languages Hebrew, Arabic and English with German subtitles.
Short break
11.30 Discussion and exchange
Peace activists Rotem Levin and Osama Illiwat talk about the Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative Combatants for Peace. This peace organization consists of former Israeli and Palestinian fighters who are committed to the non-violent settlement of the conflict between the two nations and have been nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize. Their concern is education and peace work.
We invite you to meet Osama Illiwat and Rotem Levin and listen to their stories. As peace activists from Israel and Palestine, they believe that a different – non-violent – path is possible. They are members of the Israeli-Palestinian organization “Combatants for Peace” and have become friends and partners on their path to change: They share their personal stories with us, telling us about the never-ending cycle of violence in the Middle East and what gives them hope and strength in these difficult times.
The lecture tour by Osama Illiwat and Rotem Levin is organized by forumZFD.
forumZFD supports people in violent conflicts on their path to peace. The organization was founded in 1996 by peace and human rights groups as a reaction to the Balkan wars. Since then, they have been committed to overcoming war and violence.
“Thank you for giving Rotem & Osama and CfP a platform to tell their personal stories. It is important not only to talk about them, but also to listen with them, to the people who still believe in and are committed to a different reality: A reality that includes peace, security, equal rights and sustainable development for all people in Israel and Palestine.” Isabel Zura Mondaca, Coordinator at forumZFD
“While the system wants us to be enemies, we choose to be friends.”
Rotem Levin and Osama Illiwat, Combatants for Peace Israeli-Palestinian peace organization
Please do not bring any flags.
Eintritt The event is open to the public and barrier-free.
Donations welcome!
Registration is not necessary
pdf for printing HERE