Nansen Handbook in Dialogue and Conflict Transformation

How to facilitate processes where everyone is included and listened to? What does it take for people in a conflict to meet and talk together? The Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue’s handbook provides exercises and tools for initiating a dialogue process – including descriptions of various underlying reasons for conflicts.

The Nansen Handbook for Trainers in Dialogue and Conflict Transformation

In this handbook, we present methods and practical tools which can be used to build trust among groups and individuals, and to transform conflicts into new opportunities. This book includes several activities and exercises applied in our courses and teaching programs, and when facilitating dialogue processes.


This handbook is primarily developed for those who work with dialogue and conflict transformation, but can also be a useful resource for anyone who works with interpersonal relationships.


This book has been developed based on the Nansen Center’s many years of experience with dialogue work in Norway and internationally. Our methodology is also inspired by the works of several leading practitioners and theorists focusing on dialogue, peace and reconciliation.


This handbook has also been translated into Spanish, Polish, Dari, and Mapudungun.

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