Open public dialogue is a tool to include many voices. It allows you to learn about what happened, who did it and where we are going from here.
Juliana from Colombia, Elvir from Bosnia, Bashir from Afghanistan, Faizah from Kenya and Olesia from Ukraina shared their thoughts about revenge, during Lillehammer Dialogue City 2018.
Whatever divides a community, it is almost always possible to talk. Open public dialogue is a community conversation, and can be used to talk about things that are challenging. At the end of such a conversation, you may have another picture, and have learned something you did not know. You may have had a successful dialogue.
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The video was made with the kind contribution by the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt and produced by Witja Filmproduktion.
Lillehammer Dialogue City 2018 brought together dialogue practitioners, researchers, government officials, students and community leaders to explore how dialogue contributes to build lasting peace and prevent future conflict and war. In addition, 2018 marked 100 years since the end of World War I. The conference also asked what WWI has taught us about current conflicts.
The Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue has more than 20 years of experience in developing methodologies, and supporting dialogue projects in the Western Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kenya, Ukraina, Norway, Poland and other countries. The Nansen Center provides capacity building on dialogue, with trainings, seminars and workshop on dialogue, and it is located at the Nansen Academy in Lillehammer, Norway.