In our conference program packed with deep insights and applicable knowledge we plan to explore and test various techniques and methods of sensitising depolarisation „Face-to-Face“. We are inviting guests who themselves have experience with various forms of “face-to-face” communication as one of the possible tools in reducing the gaps in the polarised societies.
About the project
Historic experience shows that the onset of authoritarian regimes has often begun with attacks against vulnerable minorities, which are marked as cause of social and economic problems. We strongly believe in conflict intervention approaches that are based on the values of non-violence, dialogue, appreciation of diversity, participation and the importance of protecting and promoting the rights of minorities and weaker segments of society. In our new program, which we are starting to implement since August 2016, we intent to seek nonviolent approaches to current value conflicts. We want to stimulate the process of collecting and sharing of what diverse CSOs have learned about third-party interventions, and process-based tools for public debate in 7 different countries: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and Germany.
In this program we will focus on conflicts that currently attract attention of European media and public hence steer public discussions, opinions and form values among citizens. We also aim to create a functional network that becomes a counterbalance to the diverging direction of Central and Eastern Europe from the ideals and values that frame the project of united Europe, network of civil society organizations and individuals active in intervening to value conflicts and de-radicalisation with the purpose of learning from each other, collecting tested conflict intervention approaches, supporting each other's interventions, and organizing public campaigns promoting common goals and values.
The project has two phases
First phase: Mapping of studies, issues, actors and approaches related to social (value) conflicts which have the potential to escalate to radicalisation and violent clashes in society. We will prepare comprehensive study of the roots of newly rising radicalisation, nationalism and xenophobia in the project countries.
Second phase: Building of European Network for Nonviolence and Dialogue for addressing social conflicts potentially leading to radicalization.
We will also create robust public campaign promoting the goals and values of the Manifesto of European Network for Nonviolence and Dialogue.
How was the conference Value Based Conflicts and Violence?
European Regional Meeting on Development of value based statement, Bratislava, 30 – 31 October 2017, the aim of this participatory networking event is to join the core team contributing to the creation of the value foundation (Manifesto)
International exchange of good practices, Brno, Czech Republic, November 9-10, 2017, the aim of this participatory networking event is to create cross boundary exchange of good practices in sensitizing general public towards various LGBT related issues and create one of working groups active in the emerging platform European Network for Nonviolence and Dialogue
Preventing right-wing extremism and group hatred – exchanging good practices from Germany and Central and Eastern Europe, Berlin, 6-7th of December 2017: exchange of good practices especially between first-line practitioners. An opportunity for cross-border networking within the framework of the emerging platform “European Network for Nonviolence and Dialogue”. Download call for participants.
ENND – Network meeting: Segregated Education of Roma Children – What can be done? - Budapest – Hungary, 25-26 January 2018. Download call for participants.
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What she works on in PDCS:European Network for Non-violence and Dialogue
BiographyMonika Náglová works in PDCS from the fall 2017 as a network coordinator for European Network for Non-violence and Dialogue. She finished her studies in sociology at Masaryk University, Brno. She is interested mainly in topics like migration, race and ethnicity. During her studies she worked as an intern in various NGOs. In 2014 she spent one year within the “European Voluntary Service“ in FYROM (Macedonia). Monika trained her facilitating skills (not only) as a qualitative researcher / project manager in a marketing research agency.
Director of PDCS, Trainer and Facilitator
tel.: +421 2 5292 5016
What she works on in PDCS:
Examples of training courses
- Evaluation - how to measure outputs and impact of projects
- Citizen participation
Examples of services
- Mediation of public conflicts
- Designing and conducting meetings
- Evaluation of projects
Examples of projects
- Long-term education of consultants for the nonprofit sector in Czech Republic and Slovakia
- European Citizens’ Consultations
She has worked in PDCS (with short interruptions) since 1996, starting as a volunteer, then a project manager, trainer and facilitator and today as executive director.
She studied urban planning at the Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava and took a one-year study programme at the Institute for Public Studies at the Johns Hopkins University, USA. She completed PhD studies at the Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Comenius University in Bratislava.
In 2011/2012 she worked as the head of the Office of the Slovak Government Plenipotentiary for the Development of Civil Society.
As an expert she deals mostly with public conflict resolution and prevention, citizen participation in public issues decision-making, the development of civil society, deliberative democracy, community development and cross-sector cooperation. She has trained and consulted internationally in over 30 countries.