Every year, the University of Peace gathers in Caen around fifty European and non-European students for multidisciplinary exchanges in French on a specific theme related to peace and on how to think about peace.
This event has been happening for 10 years. At first organized by the University of Caen Lower-Normandy and the City of Caen, it is now the Institute which has been in charge since 2009, supervised by its two creators.
Conditions of participation
The Institute covers the fees of the 50 selected participants, either throughout concluded agreements with institutional partners, or depending on the quality of the student’s file/candidacy.
The Institute pays for the documentation, education, accommodation and food costs as well as visits. Travel expenses to Caen, possible expenses for visas or any other expense will not be covered. They are to be covered by the participants.
Attendance is expected from every participant. If they do not respect this obligation, a refund of all or a part of the expenses may be required.
Regular institutional partners for the University of Peace are the FBC (Franco-Belarus Centre), the Palestine General Consulate, the University of Belgrade and the University of Chouïa (Russia). Moreover, the city of Caen provides assistance to participants coming from twin towns.