The Bruxelles Declaration “Pledge to Peace” is a declaration of Intent, established at the European Parliament.
Its signatories are institutions, organizations and companies who pledge to put in place projects and actions promoting a culture of peace. The Pledge to Peace is inspired by the universal ideals of human dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
The Brussels Declaration was officially established in occasion of the conference “Peace and Prosperity, founding values of the European Union” held on 28 November 2011, at the European Parliament in Brussels. Since its start, the “Pledge to Peace” enjoys the patronage of the 1st Vice-President of the European Parliament and of the Italian Senate.
This declaration of intent is meant to encourage projects and actions that are aimed at promoting peace in its most universal meaning, based on the significance of each individual person. It is inspired by the universal ideals of human dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity enshrined in the preamble of the “Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union” and confirmed by the Nizza Declaration in 2000 and the Lisbon Treaty in 2009.
The Nobel Prize for Peace awarded to the European Union seals and underlines the importance of actions like the Pledge.