In countries across the world operating diverse forms of governance, including those adopting democratic principles, there seems to be increasing evidence of a decline in the trustworthiness and integrity of those holding official roles.
Pressures associated with current global challenges, such as the Covid pandemic, seem to be accelerating and exacerbating this decline.
Trustworthiness, tolerance, and transparency are key to supporting the revival of good governance and integrity in public life. These are easy to advocate but so much harder to personally embrace and embody in practice, in social and institutional settings.
How can we see a resurgence of trust in our political systems?
And what can ordinary citizens do to reverse this trend and strengthen democracy in their respective countries?
Join us on 23 - 26 JULY, 2023
in Caux Switzerland!
- REGISTRATIONS OPEN ON 31 MARCH -
Participants are asked to arrive from 2.00pm on Sunday 23 July in time for the introductory session after dinner. The forum will end at 6.30pm on Wednesday 26 July.
This forum will provide a stretching yet compassionate community context in which individual introspection and collective inquiry can support radical dialogue and mutual contextual learning.
It will create a supportive context in which participants can engage in courageous, honest conversation – paving the way for re-establishing trustworthiness, tolerance and transparency.
Each day, some elements of the Caux Forum will be made available online.
Interested? Let us know by clicking the RSVP button below and we will keep you informed about guest speakers, programme details, registration, etc.
The rates for participation are still being worked out, and will soon be announced.
We are raising $100,000 to subsidize the volunteers who will fulfill vital roles in the Forum, and bring the people, especially from conflict regions, whose participation will enable Caux to make its unique contribution to global wellbeing.
This is no small task, and we welcome all who can help towards this target.
Donations, however small, add up.
Whatever you can contribute will be well used and help us make the Forum a success.
Please use any of the quick links below to make a donation today!
UPDATE - Caux Forum 2023 Volunteer Opportunities
Starting 8 March 2023, the applications for Caux Forum 2023 related volunteer opportunities are temporarily on hold.
We have received over 130 applications and are extremely grateful to all who responded to our call for support so far. We are now taking time to process them and take the follow up steps.
Updated information about any remaining or new volunteer opportunities will be available soon on the website (this page and Volunteer pages), as well as through our regular communications. If you have not done it yet, please consider signing up for our weekly communications to stay informed: http://eepurl.com/gpC0-f
For further information, please get in touch by email at: TID@iofc.org
Caux, high above Montreux overlooking the Lake of Geneva, is the site of the Swiss Initiatives of Change conference centre. Initiatives of Change International is hosting the Caux Forum in cooperation with Initiatives of Change Switzerland.