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Cooperation wants to be rethought today. This social and economic challenge stretches across all sectors, from agriculture and commerce to medicine, education and social therapy.

The second World Goetheanum Forum brings together people who face these issues in practice worldwide, drawing on inner initiative and spiritual experience.

World Goetheanum Forum 2019 – Timetable

Inspired Collaboration and Cooperative Partnership

27./28. September 2019

On invitation

Friday, 27th September – Preliminary program

9.00 – 11.00 am
Registration and welcome aperitif


9.30 – 10.30 am
Goetheanum tour

Friday, 27th September
 

11.00 – 11.15 am
Opening greeting


11.15 – 12.00 am
Horizontal organizations: the example Buurtzorg (EN)
Keynote Jos de Blok (Buurtzorg)


12.00 – 1.00 pm
Conversation with Jos de Blok - Q&A


1.00 – 2.30 pm
Lunch break


2.30 – 5.30 pm
Topics forums (including coffee break)

  1. The inner dimension of cooperation
    Verena Wahl, moderation
  2. Cooperation in companies
    Michael Brenner, moderation
  3. Associative economics
    Ueli Hurter, moderation
  4. Political-social cooperation
    Dr. Antje Tönnis, moderation

5.30 – 6.00 pm
“ CoOpera Workroom” (DE)
Keynote Niklaus Schär and Hanspeter Niggli (CoOpera)


6.00-6.45 pm
Talk
Armin Steuernagel, moderation


6.45 – 8.15 pm
Evening break


8.15 - 9.15 pm
«Inner conditions for developing cooperation» (EN)
Keynote Dr. Ha Vinh Tho (Happy Schools)


Musical conclusion
W.A. Mozart, string quartet C-Major KV 465, «Dissonance»
With the SONOS Quartett


From 9.30 pm
Night café

Saturday, 28th September


8.30 – 9.00 am
„I – You – We“
Practicing eurythmy together
With Stefan Hasler


9.00 – 10.15 am
The art of corporate development: Ruskin Mill Trust (EN)
Keynote Aonghus Gordon (Ruskin Mill)


The field of Association (DE)
Keynote Aline Haldemann, Bettina Holenstein, Susanne Huber (Demeter Schwitzerland)


10.15 – 10.45 am
Coffee break


10.45 – 1.00 pm
Round table
On topics of the participants
Armin Steuernagel, introduction


1.00 – 2.30 pm
Lunch Break


2.30 – 4.00 pm
Pitch-stage
Pioneering initiatives introduce themselves


4.00 – 4.30 pm
Coffee Break


4.30 – 5.30 pm
Conversation
«Cooperation between competition and cartel»
Gerald Häfner, moderation


6.15 – 10.00 pm
Forum dinner

Information about the program

The spaekers

Jos de Blok
Buurtzorg, NL

Jos de Blok is the founder and CEO of Buurtzorg (neighborhood nursing), a Dutch organization with more than 10.000 employees …

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Niklas Schär, Hanspeter Niggli
CoOpera, CH

CoOpera is a company pension scheme (BVG) and a pension fund for entrepreneurs, artists and freelancers (PUK)…

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Aonghus Gordon
Ruskin Mill, GB

In 1982 Aonghus Gordon founded the Ruskin Mill Center for Cultural Development. Today, this includes eight centres: …

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Ha Vinh Tho
Happy Schools, CH

The Eurasia Foundation has been developing curative education and social therapy projects in Vietnam for over 20 years…

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Topics forums

1. The inner dimension of cooperation

Verena Wahl, moderation

Brief description of the topic forum follows.

go to forum 1

2. Cooperation in companies

Michael Brenner, moderation

Brief description of the topic forum follows.

go to forum 2

3. Associative economics

Ueli Hurter, moderation

Brief description of the topic forum follows.

go to forum 3

4. Political-social cooperation

Dr. Antje Tönnis, moderation

We need change – and quicker than ever before. In order to master the task, new forms of social alliances are needed…

go to forum 4