Open Society Foundation

Open Society Foundation

Taille : 13-100
Depuis : 1979
Statut : en cours
Duréé :
Territoire : International

Écoute pour le changement systémique

https://www.opensocietyfoundations. org/
Sandra Dunsmore
Open Society Foundation


How would you describe your project to a six-year old child?

Grant seekers meeting with grant makers. We bring together people who give money with people who receive money.

What are you listening to?

The magic begins when people can put themselves in someone else’s shoes. We listen to content, emotions, values, principles.


What are the prerequisites for listening? What are the limits of listening? How to listen to those who do not want to be listened to?


It’s variable. Every project has it’s own way of doing things. Listening must also include reciprocity.

Fondements Théorique

Three important elements


L’importance de l’écoute

Listening can shift towards action together.
To listen is an active verb. It has to start with the process of being open and attentive. Listening is one of the most powerful tools to foster trust and a building block for change and social transformation, and creates the foundation for a different relationship


We can do things together!