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About us

The Social Initiative Forum (SIF) is a non-profit initiative hosted by the Section for Social Sciences at the Goetheanum. SIF connects initiatives and individuals addressing key social issues of our time manifesting in communities around the world. Our aim is to strengthen social organisations working mainly, but not exclusively, through an Anthroposophical approach, to reduce poverty, marginalisation and to minimise disadvantaged conditions in communities.

SIF is becoming a vibrant community that organises international Forum events led by local people in cooperation with the network. Its online platform presents the work carried out by spiritually minded social initiatives around the world.

SIF organisations and individuals work towards social transformation through initiatives in the fields of education, agriculture, medicine, economics and the arts, to name a few.

Vision & Mision


View of the multidimensional nature of the human being and a spiritual grounding on social work.


Learning from the needs and challenges of the current global situation. We only work in places where we are invited to and we share a process in which we shape a program together.


Enhance a growing sense of self for healthy social integration through a strong culture of sharing holistic ways of working in the social field that will impact both the self and the society.

Upcoming event:

“Unfolding Individual Potential for the Future”

12 – 15 December 2019, Sekem, Egypt.


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Diversity and Empathy in the 21st Century

“Why is it becoming ever more difficult to build healthy relationships as a necessity of growing self-awareness? But…

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Monte Azul Mini-Forum on Empathy

Monte Azul organised a Mini-Forum on Empathy “From Reflection to Action : How to Contribute to a Fairer…

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Economy of Love: The SEKEM Way – Interview with Thomas Abouleish

Last January 2018, SIF Coordinator Juan Bottero interviewed SEKEM Chief Relations Officer Thomas Abouleish on how SEKEM changed…

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Our Network is an open community of social initiatives working out of Anthroposophy towards social transformation in the fields of education, agriculture, health, politics and cultural life.”

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