IDC Team 2021
IDC Team 2021

Currently, the Ilmenau Dialogue Center is based at the Initiative Solidarische Welt Ilmenau e.V. (ISWI e.V.) which is a student association that was founded to foster tolerance and mutual understanding. Its biggest project is the International Student Week in Ilmenau which is a biennially held student conference that gives a platform for about 350 students from all over the world to share their thoughts on the pressing issues of the time.

The team of the Ilmenau Dialogue Center currently consists of mainly ISWI members. Through this project, ISWI e. V. seeks to inculcate dialogue as means for enhancing mutual understanding, conflict transformation and peace building.

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.

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.