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Initiative Forum 2017


Reaching the Edges of Personal, Social and Planetary Boundaries.
Where do we go from here?

Where are my personal boundaries and what can I gain from leaving my comfort zone?
How can we address the concerning situation of national borders, immigration and exclusion?
Standing at the edge of our planet’s limit, how do we create a world for the future?

The content of Initiative Forum 2017 “Beyond Borders” was harvested by the YIP9 harvesting team with texts, pictures and video recordings. They can be found on the official Beyond Borders website by clicking here.

We feel called to explore the solutions to current world issues through personal development, social justice and sustainable living. Beyond Borders will open a space for discussion and lectures around these topics.

There are many more questions to be asked!

Initiative Forum is an innovative annual event to connect and engage with others in the face of global challenges. Bringing together a network of forward-thinking organisations and people, it serves as a platform to empower and ignite personal and social developments. Discover, create and collaborate with initiatives that make a positive impact in their local communities and the world at large!


The schedule for the week is shaping out as we put our final design touches on the week. We want to consider how to help guide you through a week-long process, starting off by looking at our personal borders and ‘breaking the ice’, through looking at the various borders that shape the world, all the way to the last day of “where do we go from here?”

We’re learning as we go along here in YIP9, so don’t be surprised if things change in the coming weeks, but we hope this gives you an idea of how the week will look! A more detailed schedule with exact (or near to exact) times will be release soon.

in collaboration with  

Open Space

Open Space is an opportunity for anyone and everyone to help co-create the event with us! Sign up to host a workshop, lecture, conversation space, discussion or impromptu music jam session or massage circle and others can join you. If you’ve never experienced this format before, we will help you understand Open Space once the event begins.


From here on out we will gift you with a list of lecturers, workshops, evening cultural events and initiatives that will be taking part in IF!!

Dive in and find out about our contributors this year. We hope this will get you excited!