Stephen Shashoua is Founder of Plan C - Culture and Cohesion, working through the arts, conflict transformation, and organisational development and engaging with themes of identity and social cohesion primarily in the NGO, academic, commercial and policy sectors by means of facilitated spaces, research and programming.
Stephen is an award winning innovator in the social cohesion field, having led the UK based Three Faiths Forum (3FF) for more than 10 years, turning it into one of the UK’s largest interfaith and intercultural organizations. Seen as having been central in changing the landscape of work in the field, Stephen built 3FF to a team of 20 to design and deliver a wide portfolio of award-winning social cohesion programs that encourage interaction and learning between people of different faiths and beliefs in the UK and internationally.
Stephen continues to work towards solutions to tensions between people and communities and promote interaction, cooperation and learning by designing and delivering programming and interventions, as well as mediation, training, and consultancy.
Stephen is a Yale World Fellow, a KAICIID International Fellow, a Habibie Center Associate Fellow, a Strategic Advisor to the Rising Peace Forum, an Ariane de Rothschild Foundation Fellow, an Strategic Advisor to New Horizons in British Islam, an Advisor to the Lived Religion Project, a UNAOC Global Expert, a member of the ROI Community, and was named one of ‘40 Jews under 40’ making a positive difference to the British Jewish community. He is based in Amsterdam.
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