“”The Second Dialogue Forum within the Strenghtening Integration Dialogue Project

 The Second Dialogue Forum within the Strenghtening Integration Dialogue Project is to be held between the 29th – 30th of August in Södertälje, Sweden. The Dialogue Forum in Södertälje is divided into two parts – first part being a seminar for professional stakeholders – local politicians and local public and NGO workers; the second part – in practice a dialogue for social cohesion and integration in the housing area district of Fornhöjden within the outskirts of the city of Södertälje.

 The aim of the Dialogue Forum is to train and to strengthen the practice of dialogue as a method for increased understanding and social cohesion and integration, on the one hand between decision makers and  citizens,  on the other hand between citizens and citizens.

 The result of the dialogue practice will hopefully be manyfolded: a deeper understanding and development of the dialogue process in itself; a better knowledge and mutual agreement between decision makers and citizens and between citizens and citizens for the future development of Fornhöjden as an attractive suburb of intensive diversity and multi-ethnicity.””

  

 Agenda for Dialogue Forum II

 “Dialogue for social cohesion and integration”  -          residents´ open space dialogue on challenges and opportunities in the Area District of Fornhöjden

 Thursday 29th August 2013

 Program is divided into two parts: morning and afternoon sessions open for project partners and invited participants. Late afternoon and evening session is open to residents and stakeholders in the Area District of Fornhöjden. Project partners and invited participants will be present.

 Location: Quality Hotel Park, Södertälje & the Fornbacka Primary School in Fornhöjden, City of Södertälje.

 The working languages are Swedish, English and Arabic.

 

Morning and afternoon sessions – location: Quality Hotel Park, Södertälje

 8:30               Morning Coffee and Registration

 9:00               Welcome to the City of Södertälje – Mrs. Karin Östlund, Chairwoman of the Municipality Parliament

 9:10               Strengthening Integration Dialogue Platforms – Mrs. Paki Holvander, Head of Democracy and Diversity strategies

 9:40               Introduction to the SIDP Project and Integration Dialogue Platforms in Estonia – Mr. Tanel Mätlik, Project Coordinator, Estonian Advice Centre

 10:10             Integration Dialogue Platforms in Latvia – Ms. Anhelita Kamenska, Latvian Centre for Human Rights

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 10:40             Coffee break

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11:00             Comparative Analysis of Dialogue Practices between Estonia, Latvia and Södertälje, Sweden – Ms. Eva Maria Asari, Estonian Advice Centre

11:30             Dialogue dilemmas: Perspectives and experiences from France, Netherlands and Sweden – Mr. Nils Hertting,    Department of Political Science, University of Uppsala

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 12:15             Lunch break

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 13:15             Experiences of the SKL Citizens´ Dialogue project in Sweden – Ms. Anna Widén, Head of Dialogue Strategies, representative of the Municipality of Upplands Väsby

 14:00             Citizens´ Dialogue on the issue of voting in the general elections – Mr. Oscar Hultåker, SKOP Opinion Research

 14:30             Introduction to the Area District of Fornhöjden – Mr. Anders Bäcklander, City Architect of Södertälje

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 15:00             Coffee break

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 15:30             End of morning and afternoon sessions

 15:45             Transport and guided tour to Area District of Fornhöjden

 

 

Dialogue for social cohesion and integration – residents´ open space dialogue on challenges and opportunities in the Area District of Fornhöjden

 

 Location: Fornbacka Primary School in the Area District of Fornhöjden

 

  

17:00             Residents´ open space Dialogue on challenges and opportunities in the Area District of Fornhöjden – introduction of the event and the workshops by moderators and facilitators

 

17:15             Workshops I and II (including coffee break and snacks):

 

  1. Opportunities for the young – what are the perspectives of the young residents of the area regarding their viewpoints of life challenges and life opportunities? The workshop will bring together the area district dwellers – young and young adults, parents, elderly residents, local stakeholders – but also local government representatives and experts – for a creative and cohesive dialogue for better understanding, solutions and initiatives.
  2. The attractive area of Fornhöjden– what are the challenges and the opportunities in Fornhöjden, to create a physical attractive and after- sought residential area with all facilities for a good life for all age groups and social groupings. The workshop will bring together the area district dwellers - young and elderly local stakeholders – but also local government representatives and experts – for a creative and cohesive dialogue for better understanding, solutions and initiatives. 

 

19:15                                  Summary of workshops and dialogues in plena – by moderators and facilitators 

19:30                                  Transport to dinner in the City of Södertälje – invited participants                                

 

Friday 30th August 2013 

Location: City Hall – room: Harmoni 

9:00               Summary of seminar and dialogue/workshop event – project partners, local stakeholders, elected representatives from the political parties of the Municipality of Södertälje 

12:00             Closure and lunch – invited participants

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13:00             SIDP – project meeting (internal steering and working group)