INITIATIVE FORUM is an annual conference hosted by the Youth Initiative Program (YIP) in Järna, Sweden. It is hosted by and for people who want to enact positive change in the world. It is a space for learning, inspiration, networking and collaboration. Participants can come to share and learn about initiatives for change from around the world. It combines lectures, personal stories, workshops, discussions and celebrating into a week that will awaken the intellect, warm the heart, and rejuvenate the spirit.
Reaching the edge of personal, social and planetary boundaries. Where do we go from here?
We feel the theme of borders is highly relevant for our times, both for our group, and for the world at large. We are aware that this is a huge topic that we are calling in here. We have many questions to ask, and we do not pretend to have the answer.
Beyond Borders is a space to enter a conversation, to reflect and to challenge our beliefs.
To share and learn, to ask ourselves and others questions and to actively listen.
To revisit our assumptions and to create our own conclusions.
To meet each other with respect and inspire change.
To be together in our diversity and to be truly ourselves.
To share our struggles and concerns and acknowledge and respect those of others.
To participate, join together and enjoy laughter and dance.
We see injustices in the world that need to be known and questioned and we see the potential of looking at ourselves for our own answers.
“How can we address the concerning situation of national borders, immigration and exclusion?”
"Where do we go from here?"
“Where are my personal boundaries and what can I gain from leaving my comfort zone?”
“Standing at the edge of our planet’s limit, how do we create a world for the future?”