70 years of Trustbuilding for Europe - Meeting the Pioneers
19 July 2016, 16:00 - 18:30
In 1946 hundreds of young men and women came together to address the needs of their war-torn continent. Using Caux as their meeting-place, they helped start a stream of reconciliation between former enemies. As Europe faces renewed challenges, some of those same people are still around to pass on their experiences to a new generation.
The challenges facing Europe today are in many ways new - but still needs to be addressed with the awareness and knowledge of the past lessons and hardships already faced and learned by the pioneers' generation. The exchange and dialogue between the younger and older generations is therefore essential to enable us to tackle these issues in the best way today. What are the similarities between the current situation in Europe and the situation after the 2nd World War? What lessons can we draw from our history? What are the tools and method of working that IofC can offer in order to help us find our role and calling in Europe today ?
· Gilles Grin (Switzerland), Director General of the Jean Monnet Foundation
· Charles Danguy (France), former-IofC (MRA) full-timer
· Elsa Vogel (United Kingdom), former-IofC (MRA) full-timer
· Fiona Daukes (United Kingdom), former-IofC (MRA) full-timer
· Jens Jonathan Wilhelmsen (Norway), former-IofC (MRA) full-timer