SIETAR Polska’s invitation to participate in an international conference unlike any other:

?How to build DiverCity??

Open space conference on November 27th 2016, Sunday, 10AM-3PM

Biuro Łącznikowego Wolnego Państwa Saksonia, ul. Rynek 7, Wrocław

Admission free. Registration mandatory.

The conference aims to develop intercultural competence among inhabitants of Wroclaw and its vicinity, with particular focus on some 60 persons directly or indirectly dedicated to the of cause integration and intercultural exchange. The open space conference will take place during the third day of the SIETAR Polska Congress, on November 27th 2016. The meeting will be held simultaneously in Polish and English. Participation is free of charge and the registration is available here.

Open Space Technology is an innovative method enabling purposeful meetings for groups up to 2000 participants. It allows them to discuss highly complex and important issues in an interesting and proactive manner.

If intercultural dialogue and engaging the local community are meaningful to you, this conference cannot be missed! It is a unique opportunity to take part in a free, international conference.

Fot. Andrzej Łapkowski. Zdjęcie pochodzi z konferencji prowadzonej metodą Open Space, zorganizowanej przez Fundację Dobre Życie.
Fot. Andrzej Łapkowski. Zdjęcie pochodzi z konferencji prowadzonej metodą Open Space, zorganizowanej przez Fundację Dobre Życie.

The question: How to build DiverCity? emerged during discussions and meetings of people devoted to the idea of spreading intercultural dialogue in Wrocław. We will gather in a bigger circle and discuss in the open space how to contribute further to this cause in Wrocław. We invite people from various backgrounds to join us in discussion. It is an immense value of the open space that by inviting participants, we aim at diversity. [The discussion gains immense value by opening up the invitation to all interested in creating diversity in their community.] It means a lot to us to meet in one place with those who are keen on promoting intercultural dialogue or have a relevant experience of what hinders and what aids this dialogue. Around 60 people from different areas of expertise will take part. There will be local entrepreneurs, administrators, NGO professionals and the like. We have a place for your voice as well!

Fot. Andrzej Łapkowski. Zdjęcie pochodzi z konferencji prowadzonej metodą open space, zorganizowanej przez Fundację Dobre Życie.
Fot. Andrzej Łapkowski. Zdjęcie pochodzi z konferencji prowadzonej metodą open space, zorganizowanej przez Fundację Dobre Życie.

Programme: There will be no expert lectures, long speeches or watching the clock for the break. Your attention will be channeled to create the programme together during the meeting. We will address issues that matter to us.

Agenda:

Introduction to the main theme and organisational issues.

Participants submit their ideas for a topic to discuss and pick the time and venue in the agenda.

Collection of all topics raised and programme closure.

Formation of discussion groups in dedicated places.

Working in groups and presenting the effects.

Planning of local initiatives and setting the agenda in groups.

Preparation of a joint report and sending it to all participants.

Organiser: Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research SIETAR Polska. Members of the organisation are intercultural trainers, scholars, companies and people passionate about interculturalism. Each year we organise meetings and congresses countrywide, where experts from all over the world present the most current ideas. During meetings of the local groups we share our knowledge and experience, organise meetings with experts and realize various projects. Moreover, there are 3 thematic sections in SIETAR Polska: training, academic and refugee, which all aim at the development of our members.

Facilitators:  Kinga Białek, Kinga Bujalska, Michalina Konkel, Roman Warkocz, Anna Zelno and SIETAR Polska volunteers.

Organizer:

Content and promotion support: Wrocławskie Centrum Rozwoju Społecznego (WCRS) ? communal unit of Wrocław that fulfills its statute tasks related to activation of Wroclaw’s community, human resources management, development of social competence amongst inhabitants. It implements, among others, urban programmes and projects, campaigns and it supports NGO’s as well as other institutions dedicated to social competence. WCRS’s website: www.wcrs.wroclaw.pl. Website of the team for intercultural dialogue: www.wielokultury.wroclaw.pl

Partners:
Biuro Łącznikowe Wolnego Państwa Saksonia we Wrocławiu

Honorary Patronage of President of Wroclaw

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Free registration: here

Got questions? kongres@sietar.pl


Find out more about SIETAR Polska Congress 2016 here.