WEBINAR "Deepening Civic Dialogue" - Forum Synergies

10feb17:0018:30WEBINAR "Deepening Civic Dialogue" - Forum Synergies

Event Details

WEBINAR “Deepening Civic Dialogue

WEDNESDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2021 – 17.00 – 18.30 CET

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An invitation to a conversation on the power of dialogue for community-led transitions.

This dynamic webinar will explore how social dialogue can help us build more resilient communities.

Includes a keynote on the ‘Power of Dialogue’ by Chris Chapman, case studies from France, Ireland and Spain and a facilitated conversation exploring these questions.

  • What approaches to dialogue helps us build more thriving communities?
  • How do we ensure meaningful participation and that marginal voices are heard?
  • What approaches to dialogue enable local action, and especially climate action?
  • What would it take to catalyse more and better dialogue?

Stories from the field

Experiences of social dialogue helping us to build more resilient communities, protect and restore ecosystems and take action on climate.

Neighbourhood Dialogue ǀ Territorial Dialogue ǀ Bioregional Dialogue ǀ Climate Dialogue

Neighbourhood Dialogue
Swarnalakshmi Ravi (India): Convenor of Global Youth Council (the PWCP Provisional World Children’s Parliament) former National Child Prime Minister of India and advisor to the ERASMUS + Project ‘SONEC’ that is developing neighbourhood dialogue processes influenced by Sociocracy and Neighbourhood Parliaments.

Territorial Dialogue
Philippe Barret – GEYSER / Ecole de dialogue territorial (France): The construction of a large hydroelectric dam in the French Alps in the 50’s left wounds in the agricultural world. At the end of 2010, the wish of the municipality and the electricity company to preserve the biodiversity of the mountain pastures hit a wall. The intervention of a mediator, a neutral third party from outside the territory, and the creation of a small multi-stakeholder group favourable to dialogue allow the progressive co-construction of a territorial project where all needs are taken into account.

Bioregional Dialogue
Jorge Sanchez, ALTEKIO (Spain): An example of community activation and co-design to strengthen the resilience of socio-ecosystems in the ’Valles de Omaña y Luna’ and ‘Ordesa-Viñamala’ Biosphere Reserves. Using a participatory process local responses are found to the challenges posed by climate change, and generate and launch initiatives in the bioregion.

Climate Dialogue
Aine O’Gorman, Mobilisation Coordinator, Stop Climate Chaos (Ireland). The One Future Campaign grew out of conversations held between the stakeholders of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, and with other Irish civil society networks and grassroots climate activists. A network of local groups across the country formed with the specific aim of connecting people with their national representatives. This project brought people together, not just to lobby their TDs at particular national policy moments, but to construct an on-going dialogue with them for effective climate action.

Chris Chapman is an experienced facilitator of systemic dialogue, based in Ireland, working both at a local community level and also in the transformation of complex systems through greater inclusion and participation.

Practical details

The event will be held in English with French translation.

On-line registration here.

Information: https://forum-synergies.eu/article764.html

Organised by Forum Synergies, Cultivate: The Sustainable Ireland Cooperative and Geyser, France.


(Wednesday) 17:00 - 18:30(GMT+01:00)