The Open Space gives participants the opportunity to introduce their own themes and issues during the Tanzkongress. A moderator will explain the procedure and its rules to start with, then support the clarification of topics. In the next phase, participants choose the topics relevant to them and discuss them in small autonomously working groups where everyone is welcome.
The discussion principle is that there are no predefined structures and no right or wrong. All participants are entitled to find a working group where they can contribute and learn. It is possible to switch to other groups and themes at any time. Another guiding principle is ‘When it’s over, it’s over’ – every group can dissolve if it comes to a conclusion before the official end of the format.