Approach and Experience of Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue

Institute of Ethnology, Slovak Academy of Sciences with Nansen Dialogue Network organizes a workshop on: Approach and Experience of Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue

March 2, 9:00 – 12:00

Steinar Bryn, Senior Advisor, Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue

Short introduction to the essence of Nansen Dialogue

–  How did the Nansen Dialogue approach develop?

–  The essence of Nansen Dialogue

–  The growing need for dialogue in a multicultural Europe

The Nansen Dialogue Network gathers politicians, journalists, teachers, parents, and pupils for dialogue about their own conflict, exploring potential solutions and opening possibilities for institutional change, where the situation is no longer seen through ethnic or mono-cultural lenses, but with a view to joint understanding that benefit all.Nansen Center for Peace and Dialoguecreates spaces for dialogue to improve communication and cooperation in divided communities.When successful, we build bridges of trust and understanding that enable the participants to work for a more inclusive society.To do this, we treat people as equals and with respect. That means to walk alongside them and strengthen them in their struggles.The precondition of this work is the belief that the good in man is stronger than the destructive forces.

Approach and Experience of Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue