The organization of annual retreats is the main platform for the Beyond Borders group to meet and collaborate across borders. Every year since 2013 the group has met in Armenia and Turkey to share a collective life, to facilitate and participate in workshops on storytelling, body-movement and non-verbal communication, after which a performance has been developed and presented to public audiences.

Since 2013 the group has grown in number and participants have gotten to know each other better, creating stronger links, trust and solidarity. The annual retreats are an essential tool for the group to continue working together, since members of the group are living across a closed border between Armenia and Turkey, and all opportunities for them to meet are crucial in sustaining the work they do in building trust, solidarity and peace among women in the region and beyond.