Skaperkraft is to stimulate reflection, debate and engage people to actively and positively participate in the building of society.
Skaperkraft is based on the thinking that each individual human being has infinite value and on our common responsibility for the development of sustainable and inclusive communities in our European societies.
Skaperkraft is inspired by the foundational values of the Bible and by classical Christian thinking, as it among other places is expressed in the Cape Town Commitment (LausanneⅢ)
Skaperkraft engages in the following activities to reach its goals:
- The writing of commentaries and letters to the editors in most major Norwegian newspapers: We currently publish 2-4 of these monthly.
- Books, reports and other publications: We are currently publishing a monthly in-depth paper on a specific topic. In addition, we have published various books on a number of societal, cultural and political concerns, including of the role of faith in society, the importance of innovation in our oil-dominated economy, as well as human trafficking and the black economy.
- Events: We host monthly seminars/working group meetings for our connected writers, partners or the public.
- Leadership training: We equip, challenge and inspire young Christian leaders to take ownership of the development of the society through our yearly leadership training course. This year, for the first time, we arranged European Emerging Leaders Forum - to address the challenges Europe is currently facing and equip and inspire young leaders to face these challenges and create changes.
Hermund Haaland – International Director: He holds a masters degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), as well as a Bachelor of history from the University of Bergen, Norway (UiB). He has four years of political experience from the city council of Bergen (2003-07) with the Christian Democratic Party (KrF) and is a serial entrepreneur. Hermund was the key founder of the Think Tank Skaperkraft in Norway in 2011, and it`s first leader from 2011 - 2015. His role now is to oversee the expansion of Skaperkraft in Europe. He is the co-author of the books “Startup Europe” (2016) and “Startup Israel” (2016).
Christel Lamère Ngnambi – Adviser, Europe Founding Team: A Belgian of Cameroonian origin, Christel studied political science and international relations (Saint-Louis University, Brussels and Université catholique de Louvain). He is currently a political science Ph.D. candidate at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and Université Paris–Sorbonne, France. For ten years prior to joining Skaperkraft, he led the Brussels office of the European Evangelical Alliance and has engaged in multiple debates, teaching sessions and policy-related contributions across Europe.
Linn Tjernsbekk Haaland - Project Manager, Europe Founding Team: Having completed a Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Economics in 2016, she is also in the process of being an accredited life coach with Coaching Academy AS. With ample experience from youth work both in Norway and internationally, Linn is now involved in the startup of Skaperkraft Brussels by providing project leadership and by developing Skaperkrafts European Leadership Training Program.
Filip Rygg – Director of Communication
The think tank has several affiliated project managers working pro bono.
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