There are many different reasons to engage in a conversation with other researchers and/or societal actors. Whether or not engage in dialogue, and what type of dialogue to opt for, really depends on the entry-point or challenge at stake.
Dialogues are most useful for topics which are characterised by:
- Multiple stakeholders
- Diverse interests, assumptions and perspectives
- No single bullet solutions
- Un unpredictable, uncontrollable and constantly changing context
We distinguish the following purposes: