2nd World Forum on Urban Violence
The Madrid World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace is a meeting place for local leaders, international organisations and networks, the academic world, NGOs and civil society. Its purpose is to open a joint process of debate, reflection and construction of common solutions that foster urban environments capable of eliminating expressions of violence.
Cities are the main spaces for meeting and exchange in our societies and to interact with people, groups, companies, ideas and values. However, they are also spaces where inequalities are generated and where various types of violence proliferate. Local authorities have a growing framework for action that may help prevent and transform conflicts and reduce violence.
In 2017, Madrid launched this initiative which aims to become a permanent global event to mark the commitment of cities to peace. This year, the 2nd World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace will be held at Matadero Madrid, from 5th to 8th November 2018.