About us

Novact – International Institute for Nonviolent Action promotes international peace building actions in conflict situations. The Institute has been created through the collective effort of those active in international civil society to contribute to a peaceful, just, and dignified world.

Through a global network of experts and activists in the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia, the Institute supports nonviolent movements, working for change and social transformation, and develops nonviolent interventions to protect vulnerable communities in conflict situations.

As a committed and politically independent actor, the Institute promotes actions, innovative ideas, research and training in order to influence the policies of defense, security and foreign policy in Europe and other international contexts. With the main office located in the Mediterranean city of Barcelona, Novact is a project of Nova-Social Innovation. Nova is registered as a non-governmental organization (NGO) and it is registered as such with the United Nations. It obtains its funding from committed citizens and public institutions, which enables Novact to maintain its independence.