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The posts of the two winners of the blogging contest organised by “Learning to live in a multicultural world” will be published on our website during the conference. The co-winner Alec Saelens, 22, from Belgium, is a master student in International Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. The conference is an opportunity for him to explore alternative facets of multiculturalism and enhance his writing skills learning alongside the journalist Octavia Nasr.

The posts of the two winners of the blogging contest organised by “Learning to live in a multicultural world” will be published on our website during the conference. The co-winner Alec Saelens, 22, from Belgium, is a master student in International Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. The conference is an opportunity for him to explore alternative facets of multiculturalism and enhance his writing skills learning alongside the journalist Octavia Nasr.

On the evening of August 2nd, the Main Hall in Caux was turned into a library… Made of human books. So, what is a ‘human library’? And why did it happen during the ‘Learning to live in a multicultural world’ conference?

One of the special groups who are coming to the Seeds of Inspiration event is Intermission Youth Theatre (IYT) from London.  This company is made up of a number of young people who are considered “at risk” and have joined the company with the aim of learning more about theatre and Shakespeare and being given the opportunity to build new lives away from their risky situations. 

The morning of August 3rd was dedicated to the topic ‘Benefitting from the Power of Diversity’. With an introductory personal reflection shared by a participant, and through a series of group exercises and community group discussions, the value and challenges of diversity were interactively explored. The conference coordinators Catalina Quiroz Niño and Neil Oliver moderated the session.

The interactive plenary of the Learning to live in a multicultural world (LLMW) conference, on the 2nd of August, in Caux, was entitled ‘How to Build Resilient Communities?’ Nassima Aboum, Hiroshi Ishida, Glenda Eoyang and Bas Gadiot, Conference Coordinator, led through the session with stories, games and theory.

The opening of the Learning to Live in a Multicultural World (LLMW) conference, on August 1st, has given participants a good idea of what the following days will be.

During the CATS conference, a group of six children, aged 11 to 17, has gathered with Anna Kalatur, from Ukraine, to write and edit a newspaper. The initial idea was to give children a voice and enable them to share their experiences and thoughts related to Caux.

While adults attended the plenary sessions of the ‘Children as actors for transforming society’ conference, children were busy with their own workshops. Anna Bondarenko, who is a youth worker with Foundations for Freedom in Eastern Europe, is part of the team who has organised these workshops.

The last panel of the CATS conference on the 29th of July was centred around the issue of post conflict reconstruction, with a special focus on central Africa. Jean Gordon, Director of the European Institute of Education and Social Policy in Paris, opened the session and introduced the two panellists Urszula Markowska-Manista, scientific secretary of the Janusz Korczak UNESCO Chair, and Boniface Musavuli from the association EADEV in the Democratic Republic of Congo.