Ilmenau Dialogue Center

Through this project, ISWI e.V. seeks to inculcate dialogue as a mean for enhancing mutual understanding, conflict transformation and peacebuilding.

How can we encourage dialogue?

  • By building capacities to facilitate dialogue focused on various topics and issues.
  • By actually participating in dialogue ourselves.
  • By hosting dialogue meetings within Ilmenau with participants from within the surrounding region and beyond.

Our current project focus:

  • We aim to organize further dialogues as well as seminars or workshops on dialogue within Ilmenau and online
  • To successful conduct dialogue, we are currently building a team of dialogue facilitators. In addition to the facilitators themselves, we welcome motivated contributors to conceptualize and manage preparation for the dialogue meeting.
The Dialogue Methodology we seek to utilize has been pioneered at and employed by the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue. We learned about it first from Dr. Steinar Bryn during the ISWI 2019. Furthermore, we organised and participated in several Seminars and Workshops by Christiane Seehausen and Siri Syverud Thorsen who work at the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue.


dialogue team during the training “Dialogue in Society” in October 2020 (Foto by Pavel Chatterjee)