Programme 2024

On two days, the programme of the FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum 2024 will focus on three policy areas:

  • Peace and Security (Day I: Political Evening)

  • Peace and Climate (Day II: Promoting Peace through Climate Justice)

  • Feminist Peacebuilding (Day II: Addressing Dilemmas in Power Shifts)

Side events on related topics are scheduled to take place around the conference.

Please explore the agenda below for more details by clicking on the corresponding session.

Day I: June 5 – Political Evening

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Registration & Networking
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Opening: Welcome Note by FriEnt Chair
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Political Evening

Reshaping Alliances for Peace and Security

Political Evening

In response to global developments in the last decade, the EU has made it an objective to become a “security provider” – also in regions which are increasingly characterised by power politics. In this context, how can Europe be a credible and reliable partner to keep peacebuilding on the agenda?

7:30 pm - 7:35 pm
Closing Words by FriEnt
7:35 pm - 9:30 pm
Dinner Reception & Networking

Day II: June 6 – Interactive Sessions

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Registration & Networking
9:30 am - 9:45 am
Opening: Welcome, Overview & Interaction
9:45 am - 11:00 am
Promoting Peace through Climate Justice

Promoting Peace through Climate Justice

Interview & Exchange in Groups

The communities that are most affected by climate change often also face conflict and violence. A just global response to the climate crisis calls for global solidarity and cross-sectoral cooperation. How can environmental peacebuilding address injustices and conflicts to promote a just transition?

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Coffee Break & Networking
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Addressing Dilemmas in Power Shifts

Addressing Dilemmas in Power Shifts

Impulse & Exchange in Groups

Feminist approaches in development cooperation and foreign policy aim to transform patriarchal power structures for the benefit of equal participation, rights, and access to resources for all – a basic prerequisite for sustainable development and peace. How do peacebuilding practitioners and feminist actors navigate resistance in transforming power structures and root causes of conflict? 

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Key Learnings and Ideas from the FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum 2024
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Grand Finale
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Light Lunch

Side Events

Side events will be published here soon.

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The FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum is a series of events on current and overarching challenges and trends in peacebuilding. With the Peacebuilding Forum, we want to provide future-oriented impulses for the development of peacebuilding and strengthen the visibility and importance of the policy field in its entirety.


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