4th International Conference “Civic Actors in Conflict"

We offer you an Early Bird Registration for only 55€ | 30€.

Fourth part of series of international conferences
Civic Actors in Conflict IV.

The conference focuses on authentic communication “face-to-face” as one of possible tools to enhance the dialogue between value-based actors in conflict.

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Our conference is your chance to..

to meet everyday heroes, to hear the stories of people whom break down the barriers that’s seem to be unbreakable, to experience interactive workshops, to take part in Open space or Simulation on radicalization and extremism in everyday life.

The conference aims together with you to explore and test various techniques and methods of sensitising depolarisation „Face-to-Face“.

Our intention is to reflect the need for active change of public dialogue in a way that enables our society to see the changing realities in value-based conflicts.

“Face-to-Face” communication as one of possible tools to reduce the gaps in the polarised societies.

What are the solutions? What are the right tools? Dining together? Small format public discussion or huge town hall meetings?

Get inspired by the speakers at Face To Face conference.

Venue Information

Our conference takes place at Hotel Saffron in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Event Location

Hotel Saffron

Radlinskeho 27 | 811 07 | Bratislava | Slovak Republic

LAT: 48.152466

LNG: 17.116778


Thursday, April 26th, 2018

9:00AM to 10:00AM

Registration Desk is located on the 1st Floor next to the Congress Hall.

Interested in more? Check out our conference agenda.

We are offering only limited number of seats. We want to be sure everyone gets the full benefits of conference.

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Conference agenda

Here is a general overview of the conference schedule and offerings.

Day 1: Thursday

09:00 - 10:00

Registration is open.
10:00 - 10:30

Welcoming remarks | Introductory speeches
10:30 - 11:30
Panel 1

Everyday heroes Andrei M. Georgescu (Romania) / Elsi Adajew (Poland)
11:30 - 11:50

11:50 - 13:00
Panel 2

Talking with my enemy Daryl Davis (USA) / Husamuddin Meyer (Germany)
13:00 - 14:30

14:30 - 16:00
Parallel Interactive Workshop A

How are the European Jihadists born? Tomáš Lindner (CZ)
14:30 - 16:00
Parallel Interactive Workshop B

Polarisation Model of Bart Brandsma Otto Kamsteeg (Netherlands)
14:30 - 16:00
Parallel Interactive Workshop C

Methodology for Teaching Controversial Issues Anne Anderson (Northern Ireland) / Eimear McKeown (Northern Ireland) / Suzanne Harrison (Northern Ireland)
14:30 - 16:00
Parallel Interactive Workshop D - part 1

Art on the streets Petar Antevski (Macedonia) / Sanja Stefanovic (Macedonia)
16:00 - 16:30

16:30 - 18:00
Parallel Interactive Workshop D - part 2

Art on the Streets Petar Antevski (Macedonia) / Sanja Stefanovic (Macedonia)
16:30 - 18:00
Parallel Interactive Workshop E

Klan-destine Relationships Daryl Davis (USA)
16:30 - 18:00
Parallel Interactive Workshop F

Face to Face – Faith to Faith Adrian Cristea (Ireland) / Hajar Al Kaddo (Ireland)
16:30 - 18:00
Parallel Interactive Workshop G

Game of peacebuilders in the culture war between LGBT and Christian communities Andras Papp (Hungary) / Bálint Szabadkai (Hungary)
18:00 - 19:00

Dinner Reception
19:00 - 21:00

Special evening program Daryl Davis (USA) / Shirley Siegal (Israel)

Meet the People

Who are the speakers we are inviting for the conference? They are Everyday heroes - people, often invisible to public eye, but active in everyday life and essential for building up face-to- face relationship and increasing of tolerance for differing values and opinions through providing examples and role models. In the panel discussion "Talking with my enemy" we invite individuals/ representatives of the groups who dared to face the very people that threaten their own existence or value.

Want to know more? Click on the picture of a particular speaker to find out more information.

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Please note that Early Bird Payments are valid till March 26th, 2018. From March 27th the conference fees are:

  • All access with full boarding for 70 EUR
  • All access without accommodation for 40 EUR

The organizer will issue an invoice for conference fee. The number of participants is limited. Registration is open until April 16th, 2018 or until the number of available seats is filled. The application becomes valid only after we receive the payment to our bank account.

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PDCS, o. z., Štúrova 13, 811 02 Bratislava
Bank account number: 2625806011 (Bank code: 1100)
Name of the Bank: TATRA BANKA, Hodžovo námestie 3, 811 06 Bratislava
Bank Account holder: PDCS, o. z.
IBAN: SK60 1100 0000 0026 2580 6011
Variable Code: 26042018
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The conference will take place in Hotel Saffron, Radlinského 27, Bratislava, Slovakia. The organisers provide accommodation and meals during the conference to a limited number of participants who participate fully in the program of the conference. Self-funded participants are also welcome and will be provided meals during the conference.

The organisers DO NOT cover travel costs of the participants.

However, we offer partial travel costs reimbursement for participants who will submit a motivation letter latest by March 18th. We will cover 50% of the travel costs from maximum of 200€ for Bulgaria, Romania, UK, 100€ for Poland and 30€ for Hungary and Czech Republic. Other countries will be considered individually.

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Phone: +421 (2) 5292 5016

E-mail: monika@pdcs.sk 

Monika Straková

PDCS, o.z.

Štúrova 13

811 02 Bratislava | Slovakia