Monday, 7 October 2019

Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock, Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí), Prague 1 – Old Town

The first day of the conference is held under the auspices of Hana Třeštíková, Prague City Councilor for Culture

George’s Hall
Invite only;
In Czech

Book Launch: Lay Down Your Arms (CZ)

Launch of a new Czech edition of the book Lay Down Your Arms! by Bertha von Suttner.
Invite-only media event in Czech language. Light lunch will be served for event participants.

The patrons of the book are: Věra Roubalová Kostlánová, psychoterapeut, former disident, Charer 77 signatory and the Memory of Nations Award laureate (2010); and Taťana Fischerová, actress, politician and activist.

2nd floor

Registration desk opens

Conference registration desk will be open from 12:15 to 17:00.
The Old Town Hall is a busy tourist site. Please, enter the building via the Tourist Information Centre and continue to the 2nd floor by stairs or elevator where you find the registration desk. See Practical Information for detailed directions.

Brozik Hall

Translations EN/CZ/DE


Vanda Prošková

Conference Coordinator, PragueVision

Thomas Oellermann

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Czech Republic

The Legacy of Bertha von Suttner

Peter van den Dungen (UK)

Peace studies expert, Chair of the Bertha von Suttner Peace Institute in The Hague

Colin Archer (UK)

Former Secretary-General of the International Peace Bureau

Eva Quistorp (Germany)

Co-founder of the German Green Party, former MEP, advisor to the World Future Council

George’s Hall

Coffee Break
Food and drinks are not allowed in the main conference hall. Please consume your refreshments where they are served.

Brozik Hall

Translations EN/CZ/DE

Supporting civil society action through international peace prizes

Gunnar Stålsett (Norway)

Former member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee

Fredrik S. Heffermehl (Norsko)

Author, lawyer, board member of The Nobel Peace Prize Watch

Alyn Ware (New Zealand)

PNND Global Coordinator, Right Livelihood Award laureate


Workshop for students

Raising awareness about Bertha von Suttner and her message of peace and pan-europeanism

Working language: English


Conference Dinner
Covered for speakers; other conference participants can join upon registration (self-paid)


MOVIE SCREENING: The Love for Peace

German biographic movie about the life of Bertha von Suttner and her encounter with Alfred Nobel.
Free entrance. Movie duration: 90 minutes. German audio with English and Czech subtitles.
A discussion in Czech fill follow after the movie.

Theatre address:
Evald Cinema, 60/28 Národní Street, Prague 1 – Old Town (near metro st. Národní)

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Czernin Palace (Foreign Ministry), 5 Loretánské Square, Prague 1 – Hradčany

The second day of the conference is held under the auspices of Tomáš Petříček,
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Notice: We have closed registrations for the Tuesday part of the conference, as we have reached the maximum capacity of the hall.
You can still register to all Monday events and the Tuesday afternoon informal walk.


ID card or passport required to enter the building. Please also reserve time for security check.


Translation EN/CZ/DE


Jan Šnaidauf (Czechia)

Chief Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Alena Gajdůšková, MP (Czechia)

PNND Council Member

Presentation on Global Peace Index

The Czech Republic has recently become one of the Top 10 most peaceful countries, according to the Global Peace Index. How is the index composed, and what factors does it evaluate? Let’s look into the mechanism that has ranked the Czech Republic among the most peaceful countries in the world.

Lea Perekrests (Belgium)

Deputy Director of European Operations, Institute for Economics and Peace, Global Peace Index

Yasmin E. Goecke (Germany)

Global Peace Index Ambassador


Coffee Break


Translation EN/CZ/DE

Alternatives to using force in international relations

Panellists to be announced

Christine Muttonen (Austria)

PNND Co-President, former president of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

Ute Finckh-Krämer (Germany)

PNND Council Member, former MP and member of Bundestag Subcommittee for Non-proliferation, Disarmament and Arms Control

Thomas Hilker (Germany)

Program and Fundraising Manager, "For Peace" Initiative

Anna Červeňáková (Czechia)

Law School of the Charles University, Human Rights Research Center


Lunch Break


Working language: English

European Union as a Peace Project


End of the official program
Departures of international guests


SIDE EVENT: Prague Peace Trail guided walk

Guided walk (in English) through a section of the Prague Peace Trail, starting at the Czernin Palace straight after the conference, ending at the Old Town Square at around 18:00.