On April 4th the intercultural city of Erlangen will be hosting an introductory training on the “Day of Dialogue” methodology for network cities which have expressed their interest in working on the topic.
This methodology has been developed in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and has now reached more than 100 Dutch municipalities. Differently to other types of dialogue methodology, the “Day of Dialogue” is based on appreciative enquiry which brings participants to envisioning the future, unlashing their dreams and creating positive energy. It has therefore a future-oriented approach to dialogue and ends up with a concrete call for the participants’ action in terms of their practical contribution to shape “tomorrow” together. The “Day of Dialogue” has been so far very effective with 60% of the participants saying that they have changed their mind about the thematic of the dialogue and 80% affirming that, through the initiative, they have met residents to whom they had never spoken before. (more information...)