The President of the European Economic and Social Committee will sign the campaign’s appeal during a live-streamed online event on Tuesday, 8 September 2020

The campaign was launched at the UN by Rondine’s students in 2018 and asks all countries to invest in education, peacebuilding and human rights. “Leaders for Peace” is supported by the governments of Italy and Costa Rica.


A third signature, a third concrete step. For the first time since its launch, back in 2018, the “Leaders for Peace” global campaign sees the formal support of the President of a European Institution. Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will sign the campaign’s appeal and, thus, join Rondine’s international students from conflict areas in asking all governments of the world concrete efforts in investing in the training of young peace leaders. An investment in peace and education which, according to Rondine and its youth, could foster and support peace processes where most needed.

Jahier will sign the appeal during an online event organized by Rondine in partnership with the EESC, “Rondine’s Leaders for Peace campaign: a concrete proposal in supporting Youth leadership” on 8 September 2020 h11.00-12.00 CEST. The event will be live-streamed on Facebook, on Rondine’s official Facebook page (in Italian) and on the page of Rondine International Peace Lab (in English).

The main topic of the event will be the role of youth leadership in the post-pandemic world, as seen through a methodologically innovative point of view based on Rondine’s Method for creative conflict transformation. As conflicts in the fields of social cohesion, politics, and the economy in general are increasingly emerging, the world needs tools to foresee, to prevent, to pave new ways of training our global youth in tackling these challenges.

The event will be moderated by Sandro Calvani, Mae Fah Luang Foundation. The Italian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marina Sereni, will open the session with a welcome note – Sereni had an active role in nominating Rondine for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015. The founder and President of Rondine Franco Vaccari will also take part to the online session. Two current students, Phil, Nigerian, and Zulfiyya, Azerbaijani, will then read the campaign’s Appeal. Two former students, Sara Dukic from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ana Filipovska from North Macedonia will also intervene. Luca Jahier, President of the EESC will then give a keynote speech on the reasons behind his choice to support the campaign, and then sign the Appeal.