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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, April 22, 2017 (All day)
New Economy and Social Innovation

Initiatives of Change has been invited to take part as a partner organization in a four-day forum on the New Economy and Social Innovation in Malaga, Spain. It will be held from 19 to 22 April. Some 600 people are expected to attend from around the world. The Malaga conference will aim to produce a statement of best practice for the global economy.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 -
18:30 to 21:00
Rajmohan Gandhi

At a time when our world is facing big choices, each of us may have a part in building peace, securing justice and protecting democracy. Join us for an evening with Professor Gandhi, who will offer insights into how we can respond constructively to the pressures of our time. In that context he will provide a historical perspective on the clash between Indian nationalism and the British Empire and reflect on possible roles of South Asian and British people today.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 18:00 to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 12:00
Woman outdoor smiling

Are you taking leadership for peace, in your community or professional role? Do you work with an NGO involved in reconciliation, development or humanitarian projects? Would you like space for reflection and refreshment? We invite you to a leadership retreat weekend for women who are engaged in peacebuilding.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 14:45 to Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 12:30

In today’s globalized world, business leaders are increasingly being held accountable for the impact of their business on their stakeholders and on society. In times of rapid and extreme changes, it is of utmost importance for corporate executives to base their decisions on ethical values so that their products and services contribute to the well-being of the overall society.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 16:45 to Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 16:00

This event is for anyone seeking inspiration to make fresh steps towards hope. An opportunity to work together to advance human security, to connect, and to discuss the best ways to deal with conflict, division, counter-extremism and other challenges. From informal chats to high-level discussions, we’ll be tackling key concerns, such as how we can heal what we call ‘wounded memories’, so the residue of unresolved conflicts or perceived injustice can be stopped from undermining attempts to sustain peace.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 16:45 to Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 12:30
CDLS 2016, Caux Dialogue on Land and Security

The ground-breaking discussions at the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security 2017 aim to uncover new ideas to restore land and build trust, increase private investment, reduce the risk of conflict, lower the impact of climate change, and create new markets.

Friday, July 14, 2017 (All day) to Friday, July 21, 2017 (All day)

Young people of all backgrounds, including recently arrived migrants and representatives of minority communities are invited to join this Caux forum. It is open to those aged 18-25 from countries who are members of the Council of Europe, plus Kosovo, Kazakhstan and Belarus who are actively and substantively contributing in the discussion about Europe.

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 16:45 to Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:30

This event will gather people from all parts of Europe - and beyond - who want to create concrete, hope-building European initiatives, drawing on moral and spiritual values common to the main philosophical and faith traditions and eventually offer an alternative to polarization. The main objective is to give hope and inspiration and show concrete examples of initiatives that build trust and address the current trend of polarization in Europe. To put people in touch with like-minded initiatives; to give opportunities for new partnerships, for creating networks and exchanging tools.

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 16:45 to Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12:30

This event will enable influential NGO leaders, government representatives, business people, victims and ex-perpetrators to explore the different issues involved in bringing together top-down and bottom-up approaches and discuss practical tools and strategies that will help counter these extremist narratives.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 16:45 to Friday, August 4, 2017 - 12:30

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child says every child has the right to participation, and that life should be inclusive for even the most marginalized. CATS 2017 gives children experiencing that exclusion a voice. It is a platform to inspire others, to share their difficulties, to tackle obstacles, to promote inclusion, and to show how children are essential to creating a better world. This year we’re welcoming a really diverse group of people, which will include street children, children with disabilities, and children from war zones, to create a unique space where adults including parents, teachers, advocates, and policymakers can meet them. Together they will take positive steps to transform society.