Dear Inspire Members, Partners and Friends, welcome to our 2019 Conference Website!
We invite you to join Inspire in the millennial city of Athens, Greece, this upcoming 1-2 October 2019, for our annual conference:
“Inspire for the Future: A Journey Towards Success”.
In this edition, participants will be taken on a journey to think and build towards a stronger future and to reflect and acknowledge the successes and accomplishments realized so far. Additionally, and in line with past annual conferences, our goal is to address key current SRHR issues throughout the sessions.
We have decided to focus on three key priorities, namely:
Future Agenda / Nairobi Summit on ICPD25
Access to Medical Abortion
Additionally, as part of the Inspire Conference, we are thrilled to have YouACT, Inspire Member, leading on the organisation of the Youth-Led Pre-Conference, which will take place on 30 September in the afternoon.
In general, participants attending the entire event, will have the possibility to attend plenary sessions as well as workshops. We will also offer opportunities for self-care and networking by organising morning yoga sessions and opportunities to network. Interactivity, exchange and active participation are encouraged throughout the conference.
Program summary per day:
Monday, 30 September:
Inspire Annual General Meeting (members only) and Youth-Led Pre-Conference
Tuesday, 1 October (Day 1):
Morning: Looking at our Future Agenda, where do we go from here? Plenary session followed by parallel workshops addressing access to medical abortion, the Nairobi Summit ICPD25 and the anti-gender movement.
Afternoon: Looking into our History, where have we come from & lessons learned from our advocacy work? Plenary session followed by parallel workshops on digital storytelling as advocacy tool, the history of inclusive CSE (LGBTI + disability), theater as a tool to promote gender equality, and historical developments around courting via virtual platforms.
Wednesday, 2 October (Day 2):
Morning: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities! Plenary session followed by parallel workshops on feminism, religion, and unexpected partners in the context of increasing access to medical abortion.
Afternoon: We will close the conference with a group World Café exercise, to build on the discussions and exchanges made from the conference, and to prepare the work ahead!
We are looking forward to seeing you all in Athens!