The event will focus on a roundtable discussion with invited experts and speakers. The seminar will offer perspectives on the peace process that led to the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement in 1998. How the Agreement was reached and what its significance has been to people in Northern Ireland. The expert panel, comprising academics and practitioners from Northern Ireland and beyond, will also reflect on the next 25 years of peace on the island. How do we keep the legacy of the Agreement alive and ensure a robust commitment to peace among the generation born after 1998?
The Ambassadors of Ireland and the UK will give opening remarks, reflecting the role of both governments as co-guarantors of the BGFA. The intended audience includes students, researchers, peace organisations and practitioners, Swedish officials, the diplomatic community and the general public interested in the topic.
• H.E. Judith Gough, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Kingdom of Sweden
• H.E. Austin Gormley, Ambassador of Ireland to the Kingdom of Sweden
• Mr Pat Hynes, Community & Political Dialogue Programme Manager, Glencree Centre
• Mr Mark Devenport, Journalist and former BBC Northern Ireland political editor
The event will be moderated by Professor Peter Wallensteen, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University.
Organised by British Embassy Stockholm