On November 18th and 19th, the University of Nantes (France) organized an international colloquium on the Peace of Nystad (today, Uusikaupunki, Finland) signed on August 30, 1721 between the Kingdom of Sweden and the Russian Empire and which ended the so-called Great Northern War of 1700–1721.

The colloquium organized by the Center for Research in International and Atlantic History of that French University had the presence and communications of academics from several European Universities, among which, Prof. Tóth Ferenc, from the Human Sciences Research Center in Budapest (Hungary) and member of the Scientific Council of the Places of Peace Route, who presented a paper on the theme “Peace settles in Western and Eastern Europe (1718-1721)”.

In addition to the various papers presented, the colloquium included two thematic conferences: one by Professor Emeritus of the University of Nantes, Jean-Pierre Bois entitled “The Abbot of Saint-Pierre and the reflection on peace in the early 1720s” and the other, by the Professor from the Sorbonne University, Lucien Bely, on the theme “The ideal of peace in Europe 1648 – 1763”.

The Peace Treaty of Nystad 1721 together with the Treaty of Passarowitz (today, Požarevac, Serbia) created an important and extended period of peace in Europe in the first half of the 18th century.

It is recalled that the ENPP, through its President, Eduardo Basso, and its Vice President, Ulf Müller, participated in August 2017 in the “Peace Symposium Uusikaupunki 2017” in the city where the Treaty of Nystad was signed, currently in the territory of Finland, at the invitation of its Mayor, Mr. Atsu Vaino.