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The IMPULSA Forum is committed to generating a new social movement against the crisis

The fourth edition, held at the Girona Auditorium and Conference Centre, closed with the presentation of the ‘Committomove!’ project

27/06/2013

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The IMPULSA Forum has closed the doors of its fourth edition with a commitment to generating a new social movement against the crisis. The project involves creating a platform where organisations and individuals can publicly present their commitment to action. ‘Committomove!’ is a joint initiative between the Prince of Girona Foundation, Campus Party and the Teaming platform. The presentation of the project brought to a close the fourth edition of the IMPULSA Forum, organised by the Prince of Girona Foundation, which opened at the Girona Auditorium and Conference Centre yesterday.

'Commit to driving change, move to drive change'. This is the slogan of ‘Committomove!’, an open initiative designed to seek the commitment of every person and organisation to undertake specific actions to improve society. The platform is open to any people and organisations willing to commit to driving progress and social improvement.

"The current social and economic context suggests that, beyond each person’s individual talents and responsibilities, the generation of new progress is only possible if, together, we go further and adopt a genuine attitude of commitment and action towards the moment we are living in." This is how the President of the IMPULSA Forum, Josep Lagares, defined the motivation behind ‘Committomove!’, adding that "we must awaken a new social attitude: one of commitment, but with tangible and measurable action to promote progress and transform the future."

Committomove!’ is structured through a social commitment network where each person or organisation has their own profile through which they can define, create, join and replicate commitments that generate action and social transformation. The initiative has already begun and has gathered its first commitments and during today’s Forum those attending were able to register their own personal suggestions for improving the current situation at a special stand set up inside the Auditorium.

The presentation of the ‘Committomove!’ project brought to a close the fourth edition of the IMPULSA Forum, which this year launched a new format, extended to two days and with new activities. The central theme of this year’s Forum focused on the slogan ‘collaboration in action fosters growth’ to help young people generate ideas, identify opportunities, locate resources and share attitudes to promote their own projects and turn them into changemakers not only for themselves, but for our entire society.

More than 20 internationally renowned guest speakers took part in the event that was inaugurated this morning by H.R.H. the Prince of Asturias and of Girona. The Director of Creation at Cirque du Soleil, Lyn Heward; the President of edX, Anant Agarwal; the creators of the crowdfunding platforms Verkami and Worldcoo, Jonàs Sala and Sergi Figueres; and the Principal of KaosPilot, Christer Windelov-Lidzélius, were just some of those who spoke at this year’s edition.

During the day those attending also received the book An Unforgettable Journey starring Geronimo Stilton. In the book, produced exclusively for the IMPULSA Forum, Stilton talks about his experience as a speaker at the Forum and explains how to overcome a fear of public speaking. The author of the Stilton saga, Elisabetta Dami, participated in last year’s Forum.

The event also allowed the Prince of Girona Foundation to recognise the work being done to help young people by Celler de Can Roca, which was recently voted the world’s best restaurant. The recognition was received by the three Roca brothers, Joan, Josep and Jordi, from Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Asturias and of Girona. 

 

You can relive the IMPULSA Forum 2013 at the following link: video gallery

 

 

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