Observatory on disarmament, arms trade, armed conflict and culture of peace
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About us

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15YearsCommemorativeDelasThe Centre d’Estudis per la Pau J.M. Delàs (Study Centre for Peace J.M. Delàs) was created in 1999 in Justícia i Pau (Justice and Peace, as a result of the Campanya Contra el Comerç d’Armes –C3A (Campaign against Arms Trade - C3A) which had started in 1988. Currently, it is an independent Center of Research on issues related to disarmament and peace.

The mission of the Centre is to strengthen the culture of peace and the construction of a disarmed society, making people aware of the negative effects of arms and militarism. The Centre combines the work of research and publication with divulgation and social mobilization against militarism’s consequences, such as military expenditure, military R&D and the manufacture and trade of arms. Besides, it works to denounce governments’ lack of compliance with the international agreements regulating these issues.  

The Study Centre for Peace was given the name of J.M Delàs in memory of Josep Manuel Delàs, who was the chairman of Justice and Peace - Girona and previously was an army reserve commander and a member of the UMD (Democratic Military Union) and he devoted the last part of his life to the defense of peace and values of non-violence .

The Study Centre for Peace J.M. Delàs is collaborator of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and is a member of the European Network Against Arms Trade, the ENAAT (European Network Against Arms Trade), the Spanish Association of Research for Peace (AIPAZ) and the International University for Peace of Sant Cugat. Besides, through Justice and Peace, it is part of the Catalan NGOs Federation for Peace and of the International Peace Bureau (IPB).
The Delàs Center is organized through its Working Group which analyzes current issues, propose studies and research and lines of action, advocacy and campaigning. In the working group can participate permanent members as well as new collaborators, trainees and technical equipment.
Delàs Center Members

The Delàs Center has a group of 30 to 40 reasearchers who voluntarely carry out research, analysis and advocacy tasks and form the Delàs Center work group. This group is composed of a group of researchers with more experience and new additions, with the objective of carrying out a task of follow-up on the issues of disarmament, militarism, peace, conflicts, security and arms members.

A brief CV of each permanent member can be found in the section of Collaborators, where the researchers and activists of the Centro Delàs appear with a consolidated trajectory in one of the fields of study of the entity.

Board of Directors

Delàs Center has a Board of Directors which is the governing body of the organization. The current charges are:

Pere Ortega - President

Alejandro Pozo - Vice President

José Maria Moya - Secretary

Tomàs Gisbert - Treasurer

Gemma Amoròs - Chair

Maria de Lluc Bagur - Chair

Ainhoa Ruíz - Chair


Technical Team  

Delàs Center has a technical team responsible for the coordination tasks of members, volunteers and trainees, as well as management, communication and administration of the organization.

Currently the technical team consists of:

- Jordi Calvo: Coordinator and Investigator
- Audrey Esnault: Project officer
- Maria Vázquez: Project officer
- Pere Ortega (president), researcher

Technical Support External Services:
-Rodalia: Web
-Tam Tam: Graphic Design


How we are Funded

Public entities:

Private entities:

Shareholder contributions and donations

The members of the entity collaborate with a monthly, quarterly or annual fee and have the right to participate in the assemblies of the entity and to be part of the Board of Directors. In addition the Delàs Center receives occasional donations linked to any of the campaigns such as Armada Banca or Fiscal Objection to Military Spending, among others.

Headquarters of Delàs Centre for Peace Studies

The Delàs Center is headquartered in Barcelona, but also has offices in the towns of habitual residence of the permanent members, supporters and sympathizers, where awareness and dissemination activities are organized. In the case of Sant Cugat.

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Centre d'Estudis per la Pau JM Delàs

Adress: Carrer Erasme de Janer, 8 (Entresol - despatx 9)
08001 Barcelona SPAIN
Phone: +(34) 93 441 19 47
Email: info@centredelas.org