—  From 23 to 25th November 2023  —


Barcelona , 23-25th November 2023

Actions for peace

Lasting peace is nurtured within each individual and our close social environment. It requires self-reflection, empathy, and peaceful conflict resolution. To achieve this, uniting efforts from public, social, civic, religious, and governmental organizations is essential.


Oscar Camps

Spanish lifeguard, entrepreneur and activist, known mainly for being the founder and director of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms Barcelona.

Has been awarded as European of the Year 2019 by the Reader’s Digest magazine, USA in recognition of his “great humanitarian work, having rescued more than 59,000 desperate migrants from the Aegean and Mediterranean waters in the last three and a half years”. Has been awarded as the Catalan of the Year, 2015.

Juan Antoni March

Spanish diplomat with a degree in law.

Has been assigned to the Spanish diplomatic mission in the OECD and Italy. He was General Director of the Ibero-American Cooperation Institute and Vice President of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation, Secretary of the Embassy of Spain in the United Kingdom and Counselor at the Embassy of Spain in Mexico. Ran the position of the Permanent Representative Ambassador of Spain in the United Nations Office and International Organizations, Geneva (2004-2007); Chairman of the Finance Committee of the World Trade Organization (2006), Chairman of the Council of the International Organization of Migration and Ambassador of Spain in Russia (2007-2011).

Yoya Alcoceba

General Director of the Development Cooperation in the Generalitat de Catalunya.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Political and Administrative Sciences, UAB, a Master’s Degree in Globalization, Development and Cooperation, UB and a postgraduate degree in International Consulting in Institutional Development, UPF.
Her activity is focused on the international cooperation and development sector, as well as cooperation with leading NGOs such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, Oxfam Intermón.

Kristian Herbolzeheimer Jepsson

Director of the ICIP (Institut Català Internacional per a la Pau). Agricultural Engineer with a diploma in Culture of Peace from the Escola de Cultura de Pau from the UAB. Master’s degree in International Peace Building by the University of Notre Dame, USA, KROC (Institute for International Peace Studies). Kristian is a peace process analyst and expert on the role of civil society in transitions. He has consulted peace processes in the Philippines, Baco Country and Colombia. With ICIP, he directed the Transitions to Pau Program of Conciliation Resources (2009-2018), a London-based NGO and was director of the program at the Pau School of Culture at the UAB (200-2007).

Albert Torras Corbella

Writer and journalist with extensive professional experience. At present run the position of the Director of Radio Comerç, promoter, cultural manager and local activist from associations that collaborate with on a regular basis: Federation of Associations and Commissions of Hostafrancs, Sans Entities. Made a great promotion work for the recovery of the Floral Games of Sants. 

Published a multitude of books, essays and regularly collaborates with different publications in the field of culture and social activism. Vice-President of the Catalan Mexican Cultural Association.

Marc Guerrero i Tarragó

Chairman of the Foundation of the international strategic consulting firm, Ginteco World Wide. Boutique consultancy specialising in geopolitics, corporate intelligence and business opportunities. He has been head of Institutional Relations of the Department of the Presidency of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the first coordinator of the National Youth Plan of Catalonia. Member of the General Council of Fira Barcelona and Vice-President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE party).