The driving force behind the sustainability of ICLS’ actions is its alumni. These young people, inspired by the dialogue and interaction which they experience in the course of the seminars, then go on to apply the ICLS approach in their day-to-day life.

This can take many different forms, from engaging in community work to setting up local or even international NGOs to creating journals and on-line communication tools. The on-line French magazine, No Ghetto, as well as the Italian on-line magazine, Meltin’Pot, were both initiatives of previous ICLS alumni.

We expect great things of these young people, and we hope that they will nurture the seeds of positive change: in the words of anthropologist Margaret Mead, ‘never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.’