Jonathan Levy conceived the project of a forum on children’s participation and named it Children as Actors for Transforming Society (CATS). In June 2012, the project was formally launched with the approval of the Caux Foundation and Initiatives of Change France with the idea to run this forum for a minimum of 5 years.
In 2013, Initiatives of Change France, Child to Child and Universal Education Foundation (now the Learning for Well-being Foundation) organized the first CATS forum in Caux, Switzerland. In 2015 Eurochild became an additional organiser of the forum.
Together, these organisations have developed and implemented the CATS forum in Caux, Switzerland as an interactive seven-day forum that offers adults and children the opportunity of learning, exploring and sharing experiences and expertise in promoting responsive, ethical and sustainable rights-based child participation in the process of social change.