Projects

Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre carries out diverse projects, including open seminars on issues related to peace, an annual conference on the 10/10 each year The Imagine Forum: Looking Over the Horizon where the focus is on Youth Peace and Security, as well as a summer course in peace education for children of diverse origins.

During the summer course the children learn from each other the importance of peaceful communication and constructive dialogue, in an interactive environment. The summer course is organised in collaboration with the Education and Youth Committee of the City of Reykjavík, the Icelandic Red Cross 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.

Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre's annual international conference on 10/10 2018 The Imagine Forum: Looking Over the Horizon will be focused on Youth on the Move and diverse the effect of borders on young people. 

Focusing on the positive changes young people are making in their communities and societies, Höfði Reykjavik Peace Centre brought together a dynamic group of young people and creative thinkers to engage in an inter-generational dialogue, seeking innovative solutions to global threats and challenges on 10/10 2016. The conference took place in Veröld - Vigdís' house at the University of Iceland. 

The keynote addresses were given by Tawakkol Karman, Unni Krishnan Karunakara and Faten Mahdi Al-Hussaini.