Simonetta Costanzo

 “From a very young age, I was looking for alternatives to the things that did not satisfy me and my motto was: there must be a better way of doing the things. Also I was always interested in human nature and I was asking myself Why are we as we are and why do we behave as we behave? What changes would help to relieve the bad living? What personal paths have to be taken to change the world? In Yoga and in discovery of nonviolence I found the answers for these questions, the answers not only for personal transformation, but potentially for social transformation as well.”

Since 2003, she has been involved in the development of external and international relations of Nova, and she is also a member of the development team of Novact.

Public Relations, trainer of job skills, yoga teacher… she mixes these professions to work for peace, for Peacekeeping, and for promoting civilian peace corps.

Since 2005, she has been the European representative of the International Governance Council of Nonviolent Peaceforce, of which she became a co-president in 2010, supporting the effort to give a nonviolent and civil alternative to the military force.

She is also active in the European Network for Civil Peace Services, through which she intends to promote the creation of civilian peace corps in Catalonia and in different European countries.