The 15th European Meeting of the European Network of Places of Peace (ENPP) which included its 13th General Assembly since it was founded in 2010, was held between the 26th and 29th of October in the village of Kaynardzha, located in the Northeast of Bulgaria, the site of the signing of the 1774 Peace Treaty between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire, which produced significant changes in throughout Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
With the presence of the vast majority of ENPP members, the Meeting discussed the development of the candidacy of sites in Europe associated with the signing of Peace Treaties, analyzed the results of ERASMUS+ projects already carried out and planned some future international youth mobility events within the scope of the ERASMUS+ Accreditation obtained by ENPP at the beginning of 2023. The Meeting also decided to submit a new and improved application for the “Peace Games” project, a cultural exchange project between the Network’s member locations, to the “Creative Europe” Program, as well as committing to prepare an application for “Places of Peace Route” to Cultural Route of the  Council of Europe  for the 2025/2026 evaluation period. To prepare both applications, Working Committees were set up comprising technicians from the areas of Education and Culture from the institutions that are members of the Network in all locations which will integrate such applications.
The ENPP Meeting also discussed the war situation in Europe and approved a declaration of principles, highlighting the defense of the principle of dialogue and negotiation to put an end to this war and create a lasting and sustained peace.
The Meeting’s host member, the Municipality of Kaynardzha, also provided ENPP delegates with a close contact with Bulgarian culture and traditions as well as a visit to the main points of interest in the region.