In September 2015, 196 heads of states adopted a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.
The question is: How can we work together across cultures, disciplines and generations to make it happen?
Gribskov in North Zealand, Denmark will address this challenge in the ongoing Pathways Project and organize a series of 17 Meshwork meetings leading to personal, local and global actions.

The kick off will be focusing on SDG 16: “Peace, Justice and Inclusive Institutions” on World Peace Day, 21 September 2016.
Local and international participants, including young change makers from the four corners of the world, will meet with prominent global change leaders for two intensive days to connect, share, learn and plan.

Together we will explore how active conflict transformation skills combine with inner peace practices, and define which specific elements we will work on to co-create significant breakthroughs.

Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, a celebrated figure in the history of humanity’s search for meaning, enjoyed to walk along the coast of North Zealand. We will follow his footsteps and place a Peace Pole at his favorite place Gilbjerghoved by the Kattegat Sea.

The event will be facilitated by Anne-Marie Voorhoeve en Juan Carlos Kaiten of The Hague Center.

NB! Community building and networking is weaved into the program design.

NB! Community building and networking is weaved into the program design

Day 1 Day 2
11.00 – 11.30

Registration, meet and greet

11.30 – 12.00

Welcome & context of the Pathways Project / Bente Milton

12.00 – 12.30

Enlivened introduction of the 17 Sustainability Development Goals /Allan AtKisson

10.00 – 12.30

Meshworking – part 2:

– Explicit learnings from youth perspectives

– Mapping resources and Golden Innovations

– with the Wheel of Co-creation /

Barbara Marx Hubbard, Anne-Marie Voorhoeve and Juan Carlos Kaiten

12.30 – 13.00


12.30 – 13.00


13.00 – 15.00

Meshworking – part 1:

Defining focus points and breakthroughs / Anne-Marie Voorhoeve and Juan Carlos Kaiten

15.00 – 15.30

Transportation to Gilleleje

15.30 – 17.30

Walks and talks – in the footsteps of Søren Kierkegaard / Søren Byder

17.30 – 18.00

Placing the Peace Pole at Gilbjerghoved / Kim Valentin, Mayor

18.00 – 19.00

Connecting to UN in New York with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, ringing the Peace Bell.

Flag Ceremony, celebrating the next generation / Fumi Johns

19.00 – 19.30

Transportation back to Gribskov Culture Hall

13.00 – 16.00

Meshworking – part 3:

Identifying and committing to next steps / Anne-Marie Voorhoeve and Juan Carlos Kaiten

16.00 – 17.00

Closing ceremony and handing over the Baton to the planners of the next Pathways meeting.


End of conference.