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Intercountry Committees: Opening Opportunities for Peace

Intercountry Committees: Opening Opportunities for Peace

Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Taiwan
Friday, 11 June | $90

This one-day preconvention event will feature inspiring speakers, practical breakout sessions, and networking opportunities to help you learn about starting an intercountry committee. Do you already have an intercountry committee? Attend this event to expand your existing relationship while being part of a network of international goodwill and service.

  • Hear from motivating speakers with experience forming and leading intercountry committees.
  • Find examples of peacebuilding projects and activities to undertake through intercountry committee relationships, and the best practices to ensure they’re successful.
  • Network and participate in relationship-building breakout sessions to nurture new intercountry committee relationships.

What are intercountry committees?

Intercountry committees date back to the early 1930s when Rotary members from Germany and France organized a petit comité to further mutual understanding between Rotarians of those two countries. The idea caught on and by 1937 there were nearly 30 committees in Europe even when war prevented them from functioning.

The French-German intercountry committee reformed in 1950, followed by many others. Intercountry committees continue to form as a way to foster international understanding, improve relationships between regions that have historically been affected by conflict, and bridge cultural, language, and geographic differences. Intercountry committees offer the opportunity for fellowship and service between clubs in two countries.

Who can attend?

All Rotary members and program participants who are passionate about international peacebuilding are invited to attend.

*Simultaneous interpretation will be offered based on the country and language needs of registrants.

How to register

If you plan to attend the preconvention and the Rotary International Convention, you can register online.

If you are attending the preconvention only, download the convention registration form and return it by fax or mail.