For more than 10 years, Utrecht in Dialoog has been stimulating meaningful conversations between people from Utrecht with different backgrounds about important themes. A dialogue respects differences, leads to new, enriching insights and connectedness in the city.
Utrecht in Dialogue can only make dialogue possible in collaboration with others. Around 100 volunteers work with 100 partners in the city on a connected city.
Utrecht in Dialoog is an independent charity foundation. Gifts to connect, strengthen and enrich Utrechters are very welcome!
What is Utrecht in Dialoog?
Utrecht in Dialoog is an initiative of people and organizations in Utrecht who support dialogue and are committed to this. Utrecht in Dialoog brings people together in an inspiring, meaningful conversation about important topics. By exchanging experiences, ideas and dreams in small groups at dialogue tables, residents get a voice, differences and similarities become visible and space is created for different perspectives, new insights, personal action and change. The diverse backgrounds of the participants increases and deepens insight. This is how new forms of living together arise in a diverse Utrecht. A dialogue respects differences, leads to new, enriching insights and connectedness in the city.
What does Utrecht in Dialoog do?
Utrecht in Dialoog creates space for dialogue in the city to make difficult and complex issues negotiable and manageable. When people listen to each other, enter into dialogue with each other on an equal basis, and share perspectives, new room for maneuver is created to guide the way in which we live together based on our own responsibility.
Utrecht in Dialogue facilitates dialogue with more than 100 partners at around 50 locations in all neighborhoods of the city, in neighborhoods, care and education, with newcomers, young people, children and the elderly. Around current social issues such as polarization, discrimination, exclusion, refugees, poverty, loneliness and climate. And to give shape and content to those involved with transitions and changes in care, education, housing, participation, culture, (neighborhood) democracy, inclusion, energy…
The core activities of Utrecht in Dialogue are:
– design, organize and facilitate dialogue activities in co-creation with partners on current issues, ambitions and themes;
– training dialogue counselors in the application of the dialogue methodology and guiding dialogue teams in giving content to topics / issues in dialogue;
– publicizing dialogue activities and dialogue experiences, in order to broaden participation and application, to increase diversity and reach;
– advise, guide and facilitate partnerships, initiatives and organizations in shaping changes and transitions in a more dialogical way of working (together).
Donations and voluntary contributions are tax deductible and can be transferred to NL43 INGB 0007 6336 31 t.v. Utrecht Foundation in Dialogue. For questions or an appointment mail to email@example.com.
Utrecht in Dialoog is an independent ANBI Foundation with the aim: ‘To connect, strengthen and enrich Utrecht people through dialogue and furthermore everything that is related to it in the broadest sense, belongs to it and / or can be conducive to it.’ The Foundation is located at Maliebaan 45, 3581CD in Utrecht, registered with the Chamber of Commerce under Chamber of Commerce number: 67911048, and with the tax authorities known under RSIN number: 857222107. Stichting Utrecht in Dialoog receives a subsidy from the municipality of Utrecht, a contribution from the VSB fund, contributions and in-kind sponsorship and donations.
The board of Utrecht in Dialogue is unpaid and consists of Hannie van Baren (chairman) Maria Verhoeven (secretary) and Heico ten Cate (treasurer). The Utrecht Board of Dialogue has laid down its working methods in a set of house rules and a Privacy Statement. The board regularly updates its Long-Term Strategy and translates this every year into a Work Plan with a budget (all in Dutch). The board can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The daily routine is outsourced to a part-time coordinator, Wilma de Buck.
The core of Utrecht in dialogue is formed by a team of volunteers, trainees, students, reintegrators, job seekers, trainees, newcomers and pensionadas who enable dialogue with partners and dialogue leaders from De Alchemist (Tuesday and Thursday during the day) and Dialooghuis Maliebaan 45 (first Wednesday evening of the month).
Utrecht in Dialoog has a pool of dialogue counselors, ambassadors and dialogue experts who regularly or occasionally organize dialogue tables, guide dialogue tables, research and elaborate themes, explore new forms and organize workshops. Dialogue counselors and other stakeholders meet in Maliebaan 45 (first Wednesday evening of the month).
Dialogue facilitators involved: Paul Morrow, Saskia Harkema, Jacqueline Franssen, Jorinde Luyts, Lilith Smidts-Lafeber, Helene van der Poel, Cathelijne van der Veen, Astrid Glissenaar, Marinde Steen, Chris Groeneveld, Francisca Frenks, Lambert van Elk, Brigitta van Dijkhuizen, Hilda van de Bree, Suzanne Holsappel, Sudhan Balakrishnan, Marja Hanko, Wana Goula, Sascha van Rooijen, Mina de Wit-Fariq, Wesley van Drongelen, Sunita Chote, Gerdi Keeler, Amina Berkane, Joop Kools, Joost Haagsma, Sarah Faber, Addy Beukema, Lucy van de Vijver, Irma van Willegen, Mieka Vroom, Gigi Dingler, Petra Tjalma, Christine Sluyterman, Joop de Bruin, Lida Kooter, Peter Majoor, Yvonne van Druten, Julia van der Spoel, Fleur van den Berg, Bas Heerdink, May Penders, Willem van Oosten, Line de Bruijn, Nadoua Dahmane, Louise Boelens, Ali Amghar, Fred Dekkers, Jaap Meeuwsen, Jeanneke den Boer, Monique Wijnties, Najuan Daadleh, Mirjam Gademan, Mirjam van der Veen, Joke Leenders, Marijke Zoetelief, Rabia Harcharoui, Pieter Dronkers, Marieke Sillevis, Andrea Verkuijl, Bianca Rams-Elsing, Ron Hubner, Greet van Keulen, Nelleke Metselaar, Kees du Gardijn, Jos Terlingen, Marianne van Bakel, René Kil, Joske van Dulmen.
Together with partners
Utrecht in Dialogue can only make dialogue possible in collaboration with others and works with more than 100 partners in the city to make dialogue possible and to increase the effect. Some partners:
De Alchemist, De Kargadoor, ROC Midden Nederland, Hogeschool Utrecht, University College, Armoedecoalitie Utrecht, Yvote, Town & Gown, Faces of Change, Stichting Asha, 20 jaar leidsche rijn, Plein 373, Podium Oost, Tori Oso, Actieve Jongeren Utrecht, Nisbo, het Zonnetje, Ak-der, Power by Peers, CNV Connectief, Leidsche Rijn College, Resto van Harte, Starters4Communities, Werken aan de Toekomst, BuurtThuis Kanaleneiland, Krachtstation Kanaleneiland, Utrecht Natuurlijk, Buurtwerkkamer TOP, Salon van Weleer, Ubuntuhuis, Critical Mass, de Wilg, Buurtwerkkamer De Verbinding Zuilen, Hart voor Leidsche Rijn, DOK030, Bahai Utrecht Overvecht, Gewenst Eigen Initiatief, Tweetakt, Welkom in Utrecht, Plan Einstein, Domkerk Utrecht, UPLR, Bibliotheek Utrecht, DOCK, Artikel 1 Midden Nederland, Bibliotheek Cereolfabriek, Socratisch Cafe Utrecht, Enik Recovery College,Tröst, Humanitas Utrecht, Telefonische Hulpdienst Utrecht, Midzomergrachtfestival, De Tussenvoorziening, Ubuntuhuis, Bibliotheek Vleuterweide, Bibliotheek Overvecht, Bibliotheek Kanaleneiland, Buurtcentrum Oase, Utrecht Natuurlijk, Lunetten Wil Wel, Knooppunt Lunetten, Bij Boshardt Leger des Heils, Villa Vrede, De Nieuwe Jutter, Werken aan de Toekomst, Bartelomeus Gasthuis, Huiskamer Transwijk, Tegenlicht Utrecht, Sint Maartensberaad, Utrechts Stadsdichtersgilde, Stichting Desalniettemin, De Voorkamer, Wijkbureau Leidsche Rijn, Leer je landgenoten kennen, Kees Voorberg, Mijnie Oosterom, Zorg Verandert, ZininUtrecht, Kracht van Utrecht, MaatschapWij, De Dame Zuilen, Buurtcentrum De Pijler, Trajectum College, Rijkswaterstaat, Histos, Coffeemania bij De Boogh, Nederland Zorgt voor Elkaar, Goes in Dialoog, Fort aan de Klop, Partagejournal, Zinnenprikkels, Saluti, Ludens, Spelenderwijs, New Dutch Connections, Instituut voor Interventiekunde, Respect Education Foundation, Huisartsenpraktijk De Gagel, Galerie SANAA, Atelier Gea van Eck,Wordbites, Hart van Hoograven, Roobolkapel Zuilen, Sociaal Vitaal, and E-vonne.