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!


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!

Human Library, Enriching Encounters, May 2017, Geneva

Around 40 people gathered in the UN library on 4 May 2017 to participate in the latest edition of CAUX-Initiatives of Change Foundation’s (CAUX-IofC) human library on ‘Youth Breaking Barriers of Exclusion’. This was CAUX-IofC’s third collaboration with the UN library as part of its Enriching Encounters series.

Join us for the upcoming event in our series Enriching Encounters! Become inspired and learn from someone else’s story.

5 human books shared their personal stories of migration and interacted the Swiss public.

Tuesday, 25. October 2016 - 17:30

Don't miss the next Human Library event taking place on 25 Octobre, 2016 at 17:30 at the University Library in Bern.

What’s trust got to do with migration? This is one of the questions answered by human books who participated in the Human library event organized by CAUX-IofC at the United Nations library in Geneva on 11 May 2016.

Wednesday, 11. May 2016 - 16:00 to 17:30
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Come discover our human books at the UN library in Geneva with an introduction by Cornelio Sommaruga!