2014 International Conference


When: June 26 to June 29, 2014

Where: Sønderborg, Denmark

The Humanity in Action International Conference is the annual gathering of Humanity in Action Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board members, friends and partner organizations. 

The 2014 International Conference, "Borders: Sources of Conflict and Sites of Peace," was held from Thursday, June 26 through Sunday, June 29 in Sønderborg, Denmark.

The conference featured keynotes, workshops and discussions led by experts, activists and Humanity in Action Senior Fellows who provided Danish, German and international perspectives on the theme of borders and minorities in a modern world. Over four days, this year's program had a special focus on how different minorities and majorities in Europe’s history have overcome conflict to live in peaceful coexistence. It engaged participants in considering how lessons from history can inform strategies to promote inclusion and resist the marginalization of minorities in Europe today. The conference examined the crisis in Ukraine and the role of supranational institutions such as the European Union, OSCE and NATO in protecting minorities and fostering democratic change.

The conference also featured skills workshops, site visits and networking events for Humanity in Action's international community.

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Past International Conferences

The 2013 International Conference was held in Warsaw from June 27 to June 30, 2013. The conference featured keynotes, workshops and discussions led by experts and activists who brought both Polish and international perspectives to the theme of transitions in a changing world. It also included site visits in Warsaw that explored past and present Poland, as well as an optional visit to the Treblinka memorial site. 

The 2012 International Conference was held in Sarajevo from June 27 to July 1, 2012. The conference included site visits to Potočari, the memorial site for the Srebrenica massacres, to Mostar and to the frontlines of the siege of Sarajevo.

The 2011 International Conference, "Towards More Just Societies: Learning from History," was held in Berlin at the Bertelsmann Foundation from June 30 to July 3, 2011. 

The 2010 International Conference, "Perspectives and Visions: Diversity and Human Rights," was held in Amsterdam at the Felix Meritis Foundation from June 30 to July 3, 2010.