It's simple – we want an inclusive and peaceful Baltic Sea region and the world. We want to provide a space for people from different countries to meet beyond political borders, to find new friends and deeper insights on peace and non-violence and to demonstrate the beauty of international collaboration and friendship in contrast with conflicts and mutual rearmament. We believe in human consciousness, empathy and ability to live in peace and respect to each other, not taking for granted stereotypes and prejudices about other nations and cultures. The place and time are not random: No More War will be held prior to big NATO military training Aurora17 on Gotland and military training Zapad in Russia. With the Festival we want to manifest other ways of building national security: through cooperation, mutual values and friendship beyond borders.
No More War is an international festival with the aim to strengthen the sense of intercultural friendship in the times of increasing socio-political tension, media fights and physical rearmament in the Baltic Sea Region. We believe a great way to bring people together is an open-air festival with camping, music, interactive learning and seminars and many new international friends! No More War is a combination of fun time together and learning and a deeper look into our nature – who we are and how we can live without conflicts. It is a great opportunity to get connected to activists movements, discover new aspects of other countries and yourself. We will do it through:
> live music, concerts and art
> camping and natural environment
> seminars and workshops
> informal atmosphere
> learning through games and experience
Contrary to conflicts, we want to create the space for human-to-human connections allowing to see each other as fellow humans with common desire for peace and sustainable development, beyond nationality, ethnicity, religion and any labels. We want to give the space for starting lasting friendship among young people from different countries which will help to transform the vision of the region.