Projects

HÖFÐI Reykjavík Peace Centre will carry out diverse projects in the beginning of its operation, such as an analysis and action plan against hate speech, to be utilized in raising awareness on the issue. Among other important projects of HÖFÐI Reykjavík Peace Centre is the development of a four‐day summer school for children of diverse origin, where they will learn from each other the importance of peaceful communication and constructive dialogue, in an interactive environment. The summer school will be organised in collaboration with the Icelandic Red Cross, the Education and Youth Committee of the City of Reykjavík and the Youth outreach programme at the University of Iceland, as well as other experts in the field. Education has a crucial role in contributing to building a culture of peace. A culture of peace and non-­violence goes to the substance of fundamental human rights including social justice, democracy, respect and dignity for all, gender equality, respect for cultural identity and diversity, the rights of minorities and the preservation of the natural environment.