The Municipality of Lagoa and the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) have entered into a cooperation protocol aimed at promoting a culture of peace, by various means, in the communities of this Algarve municipality.
The protocol was signed by the representatives of the two institutions, CML and CPPC, last October 30, 2019 at the premises of the main building of the municipality.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation is a non-profit association that actively intervenes in the fight for Peace, Solidarity and Cooperation among Peoples, defending the peaceful resolution of conflicts and disarmament, which promotes culture.
The Municipality of Lagoa belongs to the Movement of Municipalities for Peace since February 21, 2017, having signed the “10 Commitments to Peace” and joining those who consider peace as an essential principle for human life, an indispensable condition for progress. welfare and freedom of peoples.
The celebration of the protocol between the Municipality of Lagoa and the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation aims to promote “Education for Peace” actions with the municipality's educating community, at different times throughout the year. In this context, several exhibitions should circulate through schools and local associations, such as: “Building Peace with April values”; “100 years of the Great War and the Fight for Peace”; “Decades of Fight for Peace”; “Celebrate Victory, Defend Peace”; "Defending Peace against nuclear weapons".
Peace education, whether directed at new generations or other audiences, “must also include the exchange of experiences and diverse initiatives with entities that make up the Movement of Municipalities for Peace, or with other institutions interested in the defense of freedom and peaceful relations and cooperation, ”concludes the Chamber.