The National Week of Dialogue will be held throughout the Netherlands between the 4 and 13th of November. The theme this year will be ‘Connecting – Live it, do it, connect more!’.
In more than 100 cities and villages all over the country people from all professions and walks of life will be taking part in this initiative. Dialogue tables will be held in as many different locations where people can join and connect with each other in dialogue.
The Dialogue Week started in Holland in response to 9/11. It was started in Rotterdam and after that other cities joined in. After the Theo van Gogh was killed in Amsterdam it was started here in 2004, as these events resulted in fear, further segregation and violence.
The aim of the dialogue is to bring people together who may never have met each other before to create greater understanding and a shared vision of your own life and the lives of others. Listening to other’s stories gives you another perspective to your own. With dialogue people start to listen and acknowledge each other again.
During this week the dialogue method used is appreciate inquiry. Appreciative Inquiry is all about searching for the best in people and the world around them. It utilises meeting, experiencing, dreaming and designing to accomplish this.
If you would like to participate and organise your own dialogue table then you are very welcome to join our training on Friday 21 st of October which will be given in English. Mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Date: Friday, 21 st of October
Location: Jongerenwerk Ydockzz Adress: Van Beuningenplein 19, Amsterdam.
Time: 19.30 hours till 20.00 hours. Entry with coffee of tea.
20.00 hours till 22.00 hours. Training