Enriching Encounters
Enriching Encounters
Stay tuned for our upcoming events!

Enriching Encounters

In a multicultural and ever-changing society, trust building through storytelling is essential to transforming unlikely encounters into enriching ones.

Initiatives of Change Switzerland launched the Enriching Encounters series in 2016 for its 70th anniversary and will now continue this series throughout the year. Join us for these events to become inspired and learn from someone else’s story.

 

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for our upcoming events!

 

Human Library, November 2018, Geneva

On 7 November 2018, 75 people participated in the latest event in IofC Switzerland’s Enriching Encounters series, which took place in the UN Library in Geneva. ‘Peacebuilders – Voices from local communities’ was co-organized with the Library, as part of the fifth Geneva Peace Week.

CCHN, frontline

Professional skills are not enough, according to four frontline negotiators who took part in a human library event co-organized by the Competence Centre on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) and Initiatives of Change Switzerland. Strong human and interpersonal skills, and even empathy and love, are also essential.

Wednesday, 7. November 2018 - 12:30
Human Library, Enriching Encounters, May 2017, Geneva

Part of Geneva Peace Week, this event brings to you personal and professional stories of individuals promoting peace in local communities. Each story is unique and shows the importance of working towards building relationships and understanding as key steps for peacebuilding processes.

Human Library, Geneva

The 5th and 6th editions of Enriching Encounters took place in May 2018. They shone a light on local residents' stories as a tool for building trust amongst the locals by using a version of the Human Library.

Thursday, 31. May 2018 - 18:30 to 20:00

On 31 May 2018 Initiatives of Change Switzerland organizes a Human Library event in Geneva in collaboration with the Centre de la Roseraie. The event is part of the series "Enriching Encounters."

Friday, 18. May 2018 - 17:30
Human Library

As part of the series "Enriching Encounters" Initiatives of Change Switzerland organises a Human Library event in Eaux-Vives on 18 May 2018.

Geneva Peace Week 2017

On 7 November, 2017 the 90 participants of the Human Library event at the Geneva Peace Week each chose two of the ‘human books’. They got the opportunity to hear their stories, interact with them, ‘open’ different chapters of their lives and exchange ideas with other members of the audience.

This Human Library event provides long-time residents and newcomers with a chance to meet in a relaxed atmosphere and to build meaningful connections. It is co-organized by Inter-act & Thrive and the CAUX-Initiatives of Change Foundation.

Thursday, 14. December 2017 - 18:30

This Human Library event provides long-time residents and newcomers with a chance to meet in a relaxed atmosphere and to build meaningful connections. It is co-organized by Inter-Act & Thrive and the CAUX-Initiatives of Change Foundation.

Geneva Peace Week 2017

In times of extremes, there are many ways of choosing to promote peace instead of violence. The upcoming Human Library event on Tuesday, 7th November explores different approaches through the personal stories of 5 human books who work to promote interfaith dialogue, institutional tools, grassroots solutions and education as tools to contribute to living in a more peaceful society. Join us for a new human library at the UN library in Geneva!

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