We are part of a global network
Mayors for Peace is a worldwide organisation of local governments devoted to achieving peace, disarmament and, in particular, the elimination of nuclear weapons. Our network benefits from the support of more than 7,900 member cities from 164 countries and regions around the world, representing in excess of 1 billion citizens.
Our agenda of activities is framed within the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We devote particular efforts to Goal 11 (Make cities and human settlements sustainable), Goal 16 (Promote peaceful, inclusive and fair societies) and Goal 17 (Strengthen partnerships and networking to achieve these goals).
We bring European mayors together
In order to promote a Mayors for Peace action agenda for Europe and to underpin the role of local governments in building more peaceful societies, European member-local governments regrouped and decided to establish a European Chapter of Mayors for Peace back in 2017. Our Chapter has been operational since 2019.
The European Chapter is led by an Executive Board formed by the following local governments:
- Granollers (Spain) – Chair of the European Chapter
- Manchester (United Kingdom) – Vice-Chair of the European Chapter
- Biograd na Moru (Croatia)
- Cervia (Italy)
- Grigny (France)
- Hannover (Germany)
- Ieper (Belgium)
- Malakoff (France)
- Manchester (the United Kingdom)
- Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
As leading members in their respective countries, these local governments shall also direct the national chapters for their country. Accordingly, the European member cities shall be represented by the executive/leader city of their country and the technical secretariat of the European Chapter (based in the city of Granollers).
Interested in taking part in the agenda of our network?
The establishment of the European Chapter reflects our desire to boost local government cooperation in Europe to promote peace and human rights. We look forward to provide interested local authorities with a relevant platform within the global municipalist movement to progress towards a fairer, more peaceful and sustainable world.