Sunday, 3rd of February
Hospitality at Casa Kolping
Monday, 4th of February
Coffee available during this session
Arrival of Participants
Presentation of participants
The conference was first held in 1986 and has been held every two years since. Conferences have been held in Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Spain, United Kingdom, India and the United States.
National campaigns report on their progress, guest speakers speak, workshops are held, CPTI holds its AGM and a press statement is issued. Some sight seeing is usually offered and there is an opportunity to celebrate on one of the evenings.
We are acutely aware that the costs of travel to the conference will be very high for many participants. In an attempt to keep down the overall cost to participants, and thus allow as many people as possible to come, we are asking only for a nominal registration fee and there will be no supplementary charges for the basic accommodation and meals, although for the full six days this will cost almost COP 500,000 per head, or about €250. So this does set the conference a substantial fund raising target. We do not want to ask anyone for so much money that they would be unable to attend. But if over and above the registration fee you can afford to make a donation – small or large – your help in ensuring the conference can take place and break even will be much appreciated.
The international conference is a biennial event which draws together national war tax resistance and peace tax campaigns from 16 different countries with Conscience and Peace Tax International (CPTI) , an NGO officially recognised by the UN. To find out more about national campaigns around the world, go to our Links page.
Our purpose is to achieve worldwide recognition and acceptance of the right for conscientious objectors not to pay for war or the preparations for war. We meet for mutual support, exchange of ideas and experiences and to coordinate our campaigns on the international platform.
The First Conference 1986 in Tübingen, Germany
The Third Conference, 1990, in Aosta, Italy
The Fourth Conference, 1992, in Brussels, Belgium
The Fifth Conference, 1994, in Hondarribia, Spain
The Sixth Conference, 1996, in Hoddesdon, the United Kingdom
The Seventh Conference, 1998, in New Delhi, India
The Eighth Conference, 2000, in Washington, D.C., USA
The Ninth Conference, 2002, in Hirschluch (near Berlin), Germany
The Tenth Conference, 2004, in Brussels, Belgium
The Eleventh Conference, 2006, in Woltersdorf (near Berlin), Germany
The Twelfth Conference, 2008, in Manchester, United Kingdom
The Thirteenth Conference, 2010, in Sandefjord, Norway