Luxembourg Peace Prize 2015

The Luxembourg Peace Prize was established by the World Peace Forum and the Schengen Peace Foundation in 2012 and first handed that year.

The Luxembourg Peace Prize is since then awarded to Laureates form around the world who have made an outstanding contribution to world peace in one or another way.
luxembourg peace prize event ceremony
The Luxembourg Peace Prize wants to congratulate and enhance the work of:
  • Outstanding Peace Activists
  • Outstanding Peace Education
  • Outstanding Peace NGOs
  • Outstanding Public Peace Efforts
  • Outstanding Peace Support

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at 9:00 AM Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at 7:00 PM
, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

European Parliament
Robert Schuman Building
Luxembourg City, Kirchberg
2, Place de l’Europe

09.00 Registration of Participants

09.30 United Nations Flag Mandala
Mrs. Dagmar Berkenberg, The World Peace Prayer Society, Japan

10.00 Opening Address  ‘Nonviolence is a Weapon of the Strong’
Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 146th Birthday by Mr. Dominicus H. Rohde, President of the World Peace Forum and H.E. Consul General Ambi Venkataraman, Honorary Consul General of India in Luxembourg

10.20 Presentation of the 1st Youth World Peace Forum in Cairo, Egypt 
Mr. Carlos Palma, International Activities Director, El Rowad American College, Cairo, Egypt

10.50 Presentation of the 9th World Peace Forum in Baia Mare, Romania  
Mr. Adrian Dan Pop, President WPF Romania Chapter

11.10 Reading of the Baia Mare Protocol
Ms. Vicki Hansen, President WPF Luxembourg Chapter

11.30 Debate: ‘Europe – A Future for the Refugees’
Mr. Aditya Sharma, Director Peace Projects WPF, India
Dr Christian Barkei,Principal, St. George School, Luxembourg
Mr. Charles Danguy, Vice-President Initiatives & Changement Lorraine, France
Prof. Dr. Raphael Pitti, Committee for Syria, Aleppo, Syria

12.30 Vegan Lunch Buffet, Vegan Society Luxembourg
at the Centre Saint Jean XXIII

14.30 Luxembourg Peace Prize Ceremony
Presentation by Mr. Ioan Sabo, Romania and Mr. Codrin Crisan, Romania

14.40 Musical Interlude: Songs by Ms.Wajd Asmar,Aleppo, Syria

15.00 Presentation of Peace Prizes to the 2015 Laureats

15.30 Songs by Student Choir, Luxembourg

15.40 Presentation: ‘Global Social Cohesion, solidary health care model’
Mr. LLuis Solanell Banegas, International President of NGO 4PPA HEALTH, Spain/Ukraine
Dr. Juan Luis Ney Sotomayor, Medical Director 4PPA HEALTH, Spain / Ukraine
Dr. Vladimir Tsepkolemko, President Virtus Clinic, Spain / Ukraine

16.00 Global Outlook on Peace
Mr. Kai Jacobsen, Department of Peace Operations (DPO) – PATRIR, Romania

16.20 Closing Remarks
Mr. Dominicus H. Rohde, President World Peace Forum

16.30 End of Conference

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Lycée de Schengen in Perl
Schengen-Lyzeum Perl; Auf dem Sabel 2
66706 Perl-Germany;

10.00 Registration of Participants and Speed-Networking

10.30 Opening Address
Mr. Franziskus Sauer, President WPF Chapter Germany

11.00  “Global Prospects”
Prof. Dr. Antonio Legeren, University of A Coruña, Spain

11.20 “Non Violent Protest”
Prof. Dr. Stephen Zunes, University of San Francisco, USA

12.00 Workshops

  1. “From Syria to Germany – A Refugee Story”
    Armeed Mohammad Nasir, Syria
  2. “Children and Women in Conflict Zones of South Asia”
    Mr. André Weber, President of French Veteran Associations
  3. “Mobilität und Friede”
    Mrs. Sabine Nowaczyk, WPF Chapter Germany
  4. “La Charte Pour la Paix”
    Mrs. Christina Pena, Berlin, Germany

12.45 Feedback from the Workshops

13.15 Intermezzo “Give Peace a Hand”

13.30 Walking Lunch
Offered by the Focolare Movement, Luxembourg at Schengen-Lyzeum, Perl

14.30 Insights and Updates from Projects and Peace Missions:

  1. “What is left of Aleppo”
    Prof. Dr. Raphael Pitti, Committee for Syria, France / Syria
  2. “Libano y su Sistema de Convivencia”
    Prof. Dr. Jaime Cardenas, SPF Research Director, Spain
  3. “The Life of Young Refugees”
    Mrs. Anny Hesius, Focolare Movement, Luxembourg

15.45 Presentation: 
Real Global Telemedicine, based on solidary and self-sustainable health care model
Mr. Roger Lee Heath, CEO LifeBot, USA

16.15 Presentation of WPF 2016
Skype Conference with Prof.  Dr. Dulce Magalhaes, Peace University, Brazil

16.30 Closing Panel 
Mr. Kai Jacobsen, Department of Peace Operations (DPO) – PATRIR, Romania

17.00 Closing Ceremony – Moment of Silence for the Victims of Violence
Mr. Aditya Sharma, India