Open Space

Open Space Technology creates space for new ideas and a participant-directed work. The mediationsgemeinschaft team uses the method to facilitate large group meetings and conferences.

An Open Space enables the participants to be actors. In a preparatory meeting, a title is found, the individual topics are proposed by the participants of the Open Space and worked upon in small groups. The expertise, concerns and perspectives of all stakeholders can be used to manage complex issues, and to get results. The outcome is a plan of action, often with a variety of concrete measures.

The cost of an Open Space facilitation depends on the size and length of the event.

An example of our work with Open Space Technology were three conferences with users and practitioners of the health systems, civil society organizations and networks in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The focus was the improvement of the health systems after the Ebola epidemic.