World Social Initiative Forum through the Years


Creating Spaces of Co-Learning and Encounters

In 2000, Truus Geraets and Ute Craemer initiated the World Social Initiative Forum (WSIF)  to create a network of support for anthroposophical and spiritually-minded social organizations and individual workers. The aim of this self-sustainable network would be to empower each member in their task of addressing issues such as marginalization, poverty, and other forms of injustice in society.
In 2015, the co-founders handed the project over to the Section for Social Sciences at the Goetheanum, where it continues to host the Social Initiative Forum (SIF) under the leadership of Joan Sleigh.
By 2017, numerous Forums led by local people in collaboration with the SIF network had happened across four continents, inviting and connecting hundreds of people all over the world.
Renamed back to the World Social Initiative Forum in 2020, it has organized over 20 Forums in 5 continentspartnered with 80 network members in 15 countries, and reached over an average of 1,500 viewers through Web-Seminars and Online Workshops made available and free online.
2000


WSIF Network Summit 2021: Living In Between Spaces
Sponsored by Mahle Stiftung, Stiftung Edith Maryon, World Goetheanum Association and Clearspring Ltd


At the Goetheanum and Streamed Online
Forum Overview: Joan Sleigh and Nicole Asis

2000

2000


Switzerland – 2019


WSIF Ethical Individualism 2019: Transforming Self & Society
In collaboration with Freunde der Erziehungskunst Ehemaligenarbeit
1 Forum Review: Nicole Asis

2000


Brazil – 2018


Regional Forum in Brazil
Organized by Associação Comunitaría Monte Azul
1 Regional Forum Review: Vanusa Coutinho


March 2018. We are online!


Uniting borders with our Network section, where you can find all the projects which we collaborate.

2000


Brazil – 2017


Multicultural Social Arts Festival: South Africa/ São Paulo

2000


India – 2016


WSIF India 2016: Healthy Earth, Healthy Body, Healthy Society
In collaboration with the Section for Social Sciences-Goetheanum and Biodynamic Association in India
Forum Review: Andrea de la Cruz

2000


Switzerland – 2015


World Social Initiative Forum


Brazil – 2013


São Paulo VI Pan-American Congress


South Africa – 2012


Social Initiative Forum South Africa


Switzerland – 2011


Goetheanum World Social Lab Colloquium


Argentina – 2011


Buenos Aires’ V Pan-American Congress

1990


USA – 2002


Social Initiative Networking Forum


Brazil – 2001 – 2018


Social Initiative Networking Forum

1990


Switzerland – 2000


Presentation of WSIF at the Goetheanum’s Michael Conference

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