The struggle for peace is a matter of local action and global dreams. Real change starts in the neighbourhood, on the street and in the city. Jan van Zanen is the mayor of Utrecht, a city that thinks globally by doing locally. That is why A Struggle for Peace will be opened by Mayor Jan van Zanen.
Lilianne Ploumen knows better than anyone what challenges await us on the road to peace. She was minister for years and is currently involved as a member of parliament in Dutch and international development work. According to her, which borders are moving? How does knowledge, identity and power change?
The USKO will perform a public performance during the opening session of the conference in the Dom church.