The European Center for Peace and Development University for Peace established by the United Nations – Regional Center for International Postgraduate Studies and Development Researches, Pula, within the ECPD International Program of Transfer of Knowledge System, in cooperation with Istria Region and the City of Pula organizes

(Pula, 24 – 25 September 2016)

In an effort to make culture of peace and tolerance spread throughout the world, ECPD continues, in cooperation with Istria Region and the City of Pula, its activities towards exploring the possibilities for international and interethnic reconciliation, religious tolerance and human security and organizes Youth Forum in Pula.
Starting from the fact that the current migrant movements have been significantly changing the demographic map of the world and of Europe in particular, the understanding of the cultural and religious differences presents one of the biggest challenges of the today’s global development as well as the significant component of the long-lasting peace and sustainable development. In the era of globalization, when the world has been connected more than ever, it is extremely important to promote a responsible leadership in all the spheres and all the levels of society. The worldwide youth presents the significant potential and leaders of the future world system of the joint values and tolerance.

Invitation letter (.pdf)
Agenda (.pdf)
Program, Application Form, Accommodation
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We are pleased to invite you to take part in the Youth Forum which will be dedicated to the extremely current topic – Culture of Peace: Migrant Crisis and the Youth.

The special focus of this year’s Youth Forum will be put on the importance of improving the existing and acquiring the new knowledge and skills for peaceful interaction with migrants, prevention of conflicts and peace building process.

The main topic of the Youth Forum “Culture of Peace: Migrant Crisis and the Youth“ will be covered through two workshops and the following discussion panels :

• Migrant movements and their influence on the stability of Europe

• Social inclusion of the migrants through economic development and cooperation

• Youth – Partners today, peace leaders in the future


Based on the participation and acquired knowledge and skills during the Youth Forum, the participants will receive an internationally valid and accredited Certificate of the European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD) of the University for Peace established by the United Nations.


The (attached) application form should be sent until July 31, 2016 to the one of the following email adresses:;;;


For Youth Forum participants are provided accommodation at the Hotel “Pula“ (, email:; tel:+385(0)52386922) in Pula at preferential rates : 34€ on a full-board basis per day for a double and triple room, per person. In order to enjoy preferential hotel prices, please specify, when booking the accommodation, that you are a participant of the Youth Forum.

Note: The participants are free to choose another type of accommodation at their own preference.

Participants who submit their application forms by the above submission deadline and confirm their attendance shall not be charged participation fee. The organizers cover local transfer costs; all other costs (transportation, accommodation, visas) shall be borne by participant.