Caux Conferences 2014 - Overview
 

28 +29 JUNE 2014: SIDE EVENT - ADDRESSING EUROPE'S UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 
What’s going on with the European Union today? Whereas its legitimacy didn’t cease to be called into question at the time of the European elections, a conference on 'Addressing Europe's Unfinished Business' is starting at CAUX. For the participants, many of them from Eastern Europe, including the Ukraine, it will be a time to reflect on concrete solutions for the problems of a Europe which seems to have forgotten that it is not merely an ‘economic and normative entity.’...
 
 
Over the past two days, seminar participants have heard from and worked with the panel of experts, including author and visiting professor Catherine Guisan, Honorary President of IofC International Cornelio Sommaruga, Aurora Martin from the RANEPA, CAUX-Initiatives of Change Foundation’s President Antoine Jaulmes. ...
 
Over the past two days, seminar participants have heard from and worked with the panel of experts, including author and visiting professor Catherine Guisan, Honorary President of IofC International Cornelio Sommaruga, Aurora Martin from the RANEPA, CAUX-Initiatives of Change Foundation’s President Antoine Jaulmes. - See more at: http://www.caux.iofc.org/en/drawing-concrete-solutions-addressing-europe...

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30 JUNE - 4 JULY 2014: CAUX DIALOGUE ON LAND AND SECURITY

Caux conference CDLS kicks off

Martin Frick, Chair of the Initiatives for Land at Lives and Peace Steering Group, kicked off the conference with a welcome talk, followed by Edward Peters, Executive Vice President of IofC International. Both highlighted the uniqueness of Caux’s Conference Centre and environment, where important global issues can be discussed in an informal manner and where change can begin. ...

Sustainable agriculture to feed the world

As the world's population keeps growing, and farmable land keeps decreasing, the WHO suggests that we should start eating insects. The lack of food will only get worse. Are there any solutions?...

"We cannot exist without nature!"

It is now the fourth day of the 'Caux Dialogue on Land and Security' Conference. Christopher Briggs, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention opened the morning plenary by emphasizing the importance of not only restoring lands but also restoring wetlands in order to save the environment. ...

Caux Dialogue on Land and Security comes to a close

NGOs, government officials, and businesses are ‘not natural bed fellows’, as our speaker Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the UNCCD, pointed out, but nonetheless, here they were, united at Caux, trying to find solutions to issues surrounding land degradation and gender land ownership rights. ...

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6 JULY 2014: OFFICIAL DAY AT CAUX - AWARD CEREMONY

Initiatives of Change awarded the 4th Ousseimi Prize for Tolerance

On 6 July, the former Caux Palace opened its doors to the public for the Official Day of the Caux Summer Conference Season 2014. The highlight of the day was the awarding of the fourth Ousseimi Foundation Prize for Tolerance to Initiatives of Change. ...

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3 -10 JULY 2014: TRUST AND INTEGRITY IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY (TIGE)

TIGE conference opening: "Profit is a means, not an end!"

It is the first day of the 'Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy' (TIGE) conference. Mohan Bhagwandas, international coordinator of TIGE introduces the participants to the conference by highlighting that “at this conference there is no prescription, it will be more of a discovery”. ...

Giving gold miners a voice

Guya Merkle, a speaker at this year’s Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE) conference in Caux, Switzerland, shares her remarkable story of working to inspire the gold industry to be ethical. ...

Can integrity be an economic principle?

Several core speakers addressed the audience at this year's TIGE conference in Caux. Monseigneur Stefano Ottani, presbyter of a Catholic Church in Bologna, made a point of putting the economy back in its rightful place. The economy is here to serve people, to meet their needs. He reminded us that, etymologically, "profit" means do (fit) for (pro), i.e. ' acting for the benefit of.’ ...

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12 -17 JULY 2014: JUST GOVERNANCE

Corruption. Opposition. Reconciliation?

During the conference "Just Governance", participants from Ukraine, Crimea and Russia, the Sahel (Mali, Niger, Chad), Turkey and Armenia were all grouped together under one roof, dealing with topics specific to their conflicts. ...

Acting Director - General of United Nations office at Geneva calls for civil society leadership

Michael Møller, Acting Director-General of the United Nations office at Geneva, speaking at Caux this month, urged civil society to fill the gap left by a deficiency of leadership at national and international levels. He was a panelist in a session on ‘Trust as the key to peace’ during the conference on Just Governance for Human Security. ...

Musical "Muriel - The World Walked Into Her Heart"

Muriel: A singer riding the waves of success who gives it all up to dedicate herself to healing racial divisions worldwide. An unlikely story, perhaps, but a true one, nonetheless. ...

Is peace always possible?

When conflicts have been going on for years, peace can seem like a distant dream. Fortunately, some people do not lose hope and keep working for peace. ...

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20 -24 JULY 2014: SEEDS OF INSPIRATION

Caux - a seed of inspiration?

Sunday morning, 11:30 am, an opening plenary session begins at Caux. However unlike other conferences, disguised, masked characters welcome participants and make them laugh. One thing's for sure, Seeds of Inspiration is a conference unlike the others. ...

Seeds of inspiration - Workshops

The creative workshops were the true heart of the conference "Seeds of inspiration". A glimpse of the workshops that took place. ...

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26 JULY - 2 AUGUST 2014: CATS -CHILDREN AS ACTORS IN TRANSFORMING SOCIETY

CATS conference opens for the second year

Full House for this year's CATS conference, with just under 500 people from across the globe at the former Caux Palace. ...

Saying good-bye to our CATS

The CATS banners are coming down, most of the children have left, and the kitchen staff is having a well-deserved rest after catering for 500 people, including 170 children, over eight days. But while Children as Actors in Transforming Society (CATS) may be over, the positive changes and energy felt during the conference will last much longer. ...

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3 - 8 AUGUST 2014: IMPACT INITIATIVES OF CHANGE

 
At Caux, we have a knack of bringing together like-minded people who wish to pursue similar goals. This often leads to an exchange of great ideas, and sometimes, when the mix is right, great actions. Impact Initiatives of Change wishes to build more on this second idea. Forty participants have gathered here at Caux to commit to a year-long programme of creating projects for social change. ...
 
 
The participants from the 'Impact Initiatives of Change' conference said goodbye this morning, but the adventure is far from over! They will work all year carrying out the project that they drafted over the past few days. ...

 

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10 - 13 AUGUST 2014: INTERNATIONAL PEACE-BUILDERS' FORUM AT CAUX

 
The first International Peace-Builders’ Forum, a joint initiative led by CAUX-Initiatives of Change and the Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (ICP), brought professional peace makers from all over the world together for workshops and discussions.

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