The Field of Dialogue Foundation was established with the aim of supporting public participation and facilitating dialogue. The Foundation's guiding values include a sense of their action, knowledge, ingenuity, sensitivity, and reliability.
Mission and Purpose
The Dialogue Foundation aims to support the participation of citizens in public life and to create tools to facilitate dialogue. What drives them to action are social goals deemed important and the joy which results from working together. The values that accompany the Foundation in their daily work are a sense of their action, knowledge, ingenuity, sensitivity and reliability. They aim to follow these values by conducting classes and training, carrying out social research, supporting dialogue and animating cooperation between institutions and citizens.
Origins and Development
The Field of Dialogue Foundation was established in 2011.
Organizational Structure, Membership, and Funding
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Specializations, Methods and Tools
The Field of Dialogue Foundation aims to create a space for a real dialogue in which different points of view meet. They design and conduct social consultations and other participatory processes, workshops, facilitation, discussion games, meetings and debates. Through these methods, they animate cooperation and reach a jointly set goal.
They also design and conduct evaluations, diagnoses of needs, participation audits and other social research. Further, they gather knowledge that explains correlations, dependencies and answers relevant puzzles and questions.
They provide knowledge and skills that are useful in action, offering group and individual training. They teach through experience.
Major Projects and Events
- Education about participatory budget in schools
- Urban inventiveness: A study of the trajectory of grassroots initiatives of the citizens of Warsaw
- Citizens' deliberations - teaching through experience
- Public consultations of Michałowski Park and the surroundings
- Field for ideas - creating and testing a pilot support mechanism in Żoliborz for cross-sectoral cooperation for the implementation of ideas for the local community.
Analysis and Lessons Learned
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1) Ostrowska M., Urbanik A., Rothimel B., Skrobot M., Activities involving residents in the process of creating a concept for the development of Michałowski Park and the surroundings. Report, The Dialogue Foundation, Warsaw 2018.
2) Tadeusiak-Jeznach K., Ostrowska M., Golan M., Activities involving residents in the process of creating a concept for the development of the square between Letnia Street and Kamienna Street. Report, The Dialogue Foundation, Warsaw 2018.
3) Urbanik A., Summary report of the citizens' debates "Poland friendly to bees", The Dialogue Foundation for Greenpeace Poland, Warsaw 2017.
4) Sadura P., Murawska K., Włodarczyk Z., Polish countryside 2017: diagnosis and forecast. Survey report, The Dialogue Foundation for Rural Development Foundation, Warsaw 2017.
5) Gołdys A., Piekutowski J., Szaranowicz-Kusz M., Urban inventiveness. A study of the trajectory of the implementation of grassroots initiatives of the citizens of Warsaw. Research report, The Dialogue Foundation, Warsaw 2017.
See more at: https://poledialogu.org.pl/category/publikacje/
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