Building peace in the minds of men and women

15th International Encounters on New Philosophical Practices

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - 9:00am to Thursday, 17 November 2016 - 5:00pm
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Категория 8-Симпозиум
John Crowley,

On the occasion of World Philosophy Day 2016, UNESCO is organizing the 15th International Encounters on New Philosophical Practices (NPP), which provide a forum for everyone who is interested in the practice of philosophy in all its forms, including the least traditional.

They enable reflection on how to make philosophy accessible to as many people as possible, outside its traditional spaces and modes of expression – through primary and secondary schools, hospitals, prisons, cafés, evening classes, public libraries, theatres, cinema, businesses and other organizations, etc. Researchers, teachers, practitioners, as well as the simply curious, are all welcome to come and share their ideas.

Over the two days of these Meetings there will be many events: practical philosophy demonstrations with and for children, teenagers and adults; round tables; communication workshops; research workshops; a “ciné philo” led by Ollivier Pourriol; a book fair.

Registration is required:

In conjunction with the Encounters, a philosophical banquet will take place on the evening of 16 November evening at the Falstaff restaurant in Paris (Place de la Bastille).

Previous editions of the International Encounters were successfully hosted at UNESCO, in collaboration with partners including the “Philolab” association and the University of Nantes. They laid the basis for the UNESCO Chair on Philosophical Practices with Children, established in 2016 at the University of Nantes. The Chairholder, Dr Edwige Chirouter, is the overall coordinator of the Encounters.