Invitation salon May 30, 2016 – 'Reinventing Europe, integral reflections in a rapidly changing world'

'Reinventing Europe, integral reflections in a rapidly changing world'

conducted by Anne-Marie Voorhoeve & Leida Schuringa

Monday, May 30, 2016 from 19.00:21.30 p.m. – XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.

LOCATION: Center Venwoude, Vuurse Steeg 1, Lage Vuursche!!

Feedback from IEC Integral European Conference 2016, May 4-8 in Siόfok, Lake Balaton Hungary

Together with 416 participants from more than 30 countries, Anne-Marie Voorhoeve (The Hague Center for Global Governance, Innovation and Emergence and CHE) and Leida Schuringa (Synnervate and CHE), also on behalf of CHE, participated in this special conference. The central question was how to look at Europe in a new way from an embodied integral perspective, with all the different value systems in synchronization. To integrate Spiral Dynamics integrally into the program and to mobilize CHE leaders and spiral wizards to participate, Anne-Marie worked closely with IEC director Bence Ganti. And so Integral and Spiral came closer together.

In this Salon we would like to share what touched and inspired us. We want to tell about the meaning of an integral perspective on the transformation that Europe stands for, about the importance of the systemic and energetic work and how that worked in the (structure of the) conference, about the insights from the large Europe constellation, analyzes from speakers, the Teal movement inspired by Frederic Laloux's book “Reinventing Organizations”, the impact of Jos de Blok and Buurtzorg, experiences from the workshops and community activities, the Mystery Tour.

The book Spiral Dynamics was published 20 years ago – a great occasion for a celebration. At the official opening of IEC, with speeches from the organizers, from Ken Wilber via video and Don on stage, Anne-Marie led a ritual to celebrate the “lineage of Clare Graves, Don Beck & Chris Cowan and the 3rd generation of SDi practitioners " to honor. With music from Ready to Turn?! (an important event for Don 10 years ago) she invited the present CHE leaders from NL, UK, DU, Spain, Middle East, South Africa, Canada, USA to the stage to line up the three generations , and to share what SDi means to them. The presentation of the English version of the site, the gift presented by Synnervate to Don and the integral community, received loud applause. The Art of Rituals was clearly present in the conference.

SDi was regularly 'on stage' every day with presentations by Don Beck, Said Dawlabani, expert in second tier economics, Elza Maalouf, author of the book Emerge! that provides a sharp analysis of the Middle East, and Leida as a participant in the plenary panel on the refugee crisis. In addition, Leida won an Award with her article: Refugees in The Netherlands, as seen from Spiral Dynamics integral. CHEers performed in all kinds of other parts of the program, and other speakers also referred to SDi. The lenses that SDi and Integral offer us provide meaningful insights. We will share some of them and jointly investigate how this can contribute to a changing world, Europe, the Netherlands.

We are also curious about the importance of Spiral Dynamics integral for Salon participants. How familiar are you with SDi? What good is it, where do you use it? What value does What experiences with second tier organizations is there? How do you stand in the world of integral? Do you feel like a member of CHE, of an SDi – integral community? What does that bring? Does such a community contribute to Reininventing Europe and the world in transition?

We look forward to an investigative, unfolding conversation!

You are cordially invited to participate in this salon.

Sign Up

For a good planning of the kitchen and the purchases, we pass on the number of diners on Friday morning. Signing up is important, even if you don't join us for dinner. Depending on the number of registrations, we will look for a suitable space. On the day of the salon you will receive an email to know in which room the salon will take place.

So sign up in time (before 27 p.m. on Friday 17.00 May at the latest) via If you are unexpectedly unable to come, please send a text message to Diana de Groot 06-10933446.

Eating together
Venwoude offers the visitors of the salon the opportunity to join the meal. The vegetarian meals are prepared with full-fledged products and fresh vegetables from the region and the season. Venwoude charges € 13,50 pp (in cash and to be paid to the CHE Salonhost there) and it is appreciated if we help clean up.

Lounges 2016

June 13, 2016 – Lisette Schuitemaker – The Findhorn Foundation
June 27, 2016 – Leida Schuringa – Religion in the Spiral
29 August 2016 – Topic to follow
September 12, 2016 – Topic to follow
September 26, 2016 – Topic to follow
October 10, 2016 – Topic to follow
October 24, 2016 – Topic to follow
November 7, 2016 – Topic to follow
November 21, 2016 – Topic to follow
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – Topic to follow
December 19, 2016 – Topic to follow

We offer these salons based on the "purpose and principles" of the CHE and in order to make this permanently possible in the future, we ask you for a financial contribution from € 7,50.

And also possible, become a donor!
Organized by volunteers for volunteers. And the CHE has costs. From the Chamber of Commerce and the website to wanting to compensate for the time that goes into making connections between parties that enter into collaborations that they could not have dreamed of. To continue to make all this possible, we invite you to become a donor of the CHE. With an automatic transfer of at least € 20,– per month you make our work possible. The Center for Human Emergence NL is recognized as a charity, so your donations are tax deductible.

You can register as a donor by sending an email to and/or transfer a one-time donation or monthly amount directly to IBAN account number NL51 TRIO 0212 4791 72 in the name of the Center for Human Emergence Foundation in Amsterdam. Incidentally, individual contributions are also very welcome.

Yours faithfully,
Anne-Marie Voorhoeve, Leida Schuringa, Peter Luijten and Diana de Groot