The Nansen Seminar is a meeting point for practitioners of dialogue, a place to share hands-on experience from working in conflict areas and divided communities. The seminar contain both presentations and workshops, and attracts an audience of dialogue practitioners, diaspora, peace movement, students and researchers, in addition to friends of the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue (NCPD) and the Nansen Academy.

This year, the Nansen Seminar will explore the role of dialogue in peacebuilding through sharing experiences from national and international dialogue work. Through a variety of workshops, the participants of the Nansen Seminar will able to enhance their dialogue skills by supervision from the NCPD and other actors. The Nansen Seminar will enable practitioners of dialogue to meet and share their experiences as well as discussing and developing dialogue as a method.

The seminar will take place at the Nansen Centre for Peace and Dialogue in Lillehammer, Norway. The Nansen Academy’s boarding will be used for accommodation, and the attendance fee includes meals as specified below.

Main speaker and facilitator: Koenraad Van Brabant, Head of Reflective Practice and Learning at Interpeace. Mr Van Brabant has extensive experience from humanitarian work and peacebuilding, and as a dialogue facilitator. Other speakers will include dialogue practitioners from a variety of conflict situations. We will invite dialogue practitioners from Somalia, Afghanistan, India, Serbia and Norway. 

For a full programme click here
Day pass including meals: NOK 500 / EUR 60
Day pass including accommodation and meals: NOK 1250 / EUR 150
Full seminar pass including accommodation and all meals: NOK 2500 / EUR 220
The seminar pass also includes a welcome dinner on Thursday, June 12 at 18.00 o’clock.
The fee is to be paid upon registration, and only then is your place in the seminar secured.
Reduced prices with registration before May 15:
Day pass Thursday/Friday including meals:                        400 NOK – 50 EUR 
Day pass Saturday/ Sunday including meals                       400 NOK – 50 EUR 
Accommodation with full board Thursday/Friday                1000 NOK – 120 EUR 
Accommodation with full board Friday/Saturday                 1000 NOK – 120 EUR
Accommodation with full board Saturday/Sunday               1000 NOK – 120 EUR
Full seminar pass including accommodation and all meals 1800 NOK – 220 EUR
For registration, please e-mail You will then receive payment details and further information about the seminar and travelling to Lillehammer.
Student/unemployment discounts available.
Participants travelling inside Norway may apply to have travelling costs above NOK 1000,- reimbursed, up to a maximum of NOK 1500,- Travelling must be done by the lowest cost alternative.