In the context of the Montreal International Relations Council conference, the ISW unveiled its Butterfly Effect concept. For this event an appeal to heads of state was presented at the same time as 300 monarch butterflies were released, an evocative symbol of "our state monarchs".
The ISW aims at raising heads of states' awareness of the Butterfly Effect in order to consolidate international citizenship and cooperation, which consists in setting in place measures initiated at local level to spread upwards to regional, national and international level.
This concept, developed in Quebec in the water management sector, places each individual at the centre of actions and encourages citizen-driven initiatives to help other countries without the complications faced by institutional actors.
The appeal to Heads of States proposes four actions in the aim of establishing an international citizenship and cooperation