Jun

12

Circular Economy at Dialogue Café 0 Reply

With the aim of reducing waste and avoiding pollution, circular economy promotes greater resource productivity as well as being restorative and regenerative by design. In contrast to the linear economy based on ‘take, make, dispose’ model of production, the circular model builds economic, natural and social capital by relying on system-wide innovation, and redefining products and services to design waste out, while minimising negative impacts. The circular economy offers an opportunity to reinvent our economy, making it more sustainable and competitive as well as bringing benefits for businesses, industries, and citizens alike.

 

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In this framework, it is important to define and implement strategies at the International, national and local level in order to deliver ambitious measures to cut resource use, reduce waste and boost recycling.

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With the objective of disseminating circular economy strategies and iniciatives, Dialogue Caf√© network is organising a¬†“Circular Economy” on¬†10 July 2018¬†from 15h to 17h London time.¬†

During this conference, special speakers based in √Čvora (EvoraTech by ADRAL), Lisbon ¬†(Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) and Rio de Janeiro (Candido Mendes University) will be invited to address the main challenges for the development of circular economy strategies and share successful experiences on the implementation of initiatives at the local level so that, young entrepreneurs aimed at developing sustainable initiatives will be better informed, have access to knowledge and experience mutual learning.

Provisional programme

Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora (ADRAL – EVORA TECH):

  • Jorge Pulido Valente, FECA ‚Äď F√≥rum para a Economia Circular do Alentejo¬†

Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation РRoom 3):

Dialogue Caf√© Rio de Janeiro (Universidade¬†C√Ęndido¬†Mendes):

The programme will be updated in the upcoming days.

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Jun

8

Launching Dialogue Café in Asia! 0 Reply

We are glad to announce that Dialogue Café Association and Garion Consulting Group signed yesterday, 7 June 2018, in Lisbon (Portugal), a cooperation agreement aimed at establishing a network of Dialogue Cafés in countries of East and Southeast Asia, such as South-Korea, Cambodia, China, Myanmar and Vietnam.

In this framework a pilot programme of several sessions focused on the Sustainable Development Goals will be organised before 2019.

Garion Consulting Group has a large experience on implementing education programmes through CISCO Telepresence system in cooperation with national authorities and international organisations such as UNDP.

Through this partnership both we, both parties, aim at promoting intercultural dialogue at the global level. We both believe these kinds of conversations can empower individuals and communities, break down prejudice and misconceptions and promote greater understanding and co-operation across cultures.

Keep posted for further information!

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Apr

30

Alentejo Mini Maker Faire! 0 Reply

From 11 to 12 May, the international Alentejo Mini Maker Faire 2018 will be held in √Čvora (Portugal).

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Organised by our partners, the ADRAL –¬†Alentejo¬†Regional¬†Development Agency, host of Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora, the Alentejo Mini Maker Faire will be an opportunity to meet extraordinary and creative people who love learning and making. From engineers to artists, scientifists and artisans, the fair will be a momentum where they will present their ideas, experiences and projects.

The event is being organised in partnership with the Municipality of Evora in the framework of the Speed Talent project, funded by the programme Alentejo 2020.

Free access is provided upon registration. For further information, read the press release (in Portuguese) or visit their Facebook page.

Contact: Alexandra Correia | alexandra.correia@adral.pt | +351 266 769 150

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Nov

9

Craftivism at Dialogue Café! 0 Reply

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OVERVIEW

The main goal of the cycle Global Exchange of Crafts Makers is to promote exchanges and dialogue between different crafts makers around the world with the aim, in one hand, of identifying the challenges and opportunities of this promising creative sector in future economies, in the other hand, promoting a dialogue and transmission of know-how between traditional and innovative artisans, between senior and young generations.

Indeed, in today¬īs increasingly virtual world, making things by hand using centuries-old techniques, traditional crafts provided with a new design approach are fulfilling the market of online business and also starts-ups. In this context, crafts are also used as language for gentle protest and social change. Indeed, Craftivism is a form of activism addressing anti-capitalism, environmentalism, feminism or any other social issue or cause. Centered on practices of handicrafts, craftivism includes various forms of needlework among many other as ceramics, screen-printing, paperwork, wood, glass, illustration, etc.

In this framework, Dialogue Café Association and its members in Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon, are organising a session on Craftivism with the aim of sharing information about initiatives using crafts a powerful tool for gentle protest, social change, collective empowerment, personal development, but also action, expression and networking. During the session experts, makers and organisations from Portugal, Serbia and Brasil will be invited to present their knowledge, resources and share their experiences.

The session will take place next 23 November from 15h to 17h Lisbon time / 13h to 15h Rio de Janeiro time. 

PROGRAMME

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Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation РCentral Building Room 3):

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar (Centar Duga):

Special connection from Argentina:

With the participation of Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Universidade Candido Mendes)

CONTACTS AND REGISTRATION

Dialogue Café Association / Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) РDalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

Dialogue Caf√© Rio de Janeiro¬†(Candido Mendes University) ‚Äď Nina Kertzman (dcafe.rio@gmail.com)

Dialogue Caf√© Novi Pazar ‚Äď Fatima Durovic (fatimadurovic@gmail.com)

Nov

8

Empowering the elder! 0 Reply

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Cycle on Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship and social innovation are at the heart of Dialogue Caf√© Association mission. The recommendations received during the sessions organised in 2015 on women¬īs empowerment through creative industries and creative hubs and entrepreneurship for social change, and in 2016 on¬†incubation ¬†models for social and creative entrepreneurship: sharing knowledge and testimonials, gave us the opportunity to identify follow-up activities on social entrepreneurship.

In this framework a cycle of sessions on social entrepreneurship will be launched in 2017 with the aim of promoting global exchanges and networking opportunities as well as strengthening youth capacities and skills on social entrepreneurship. The cycle will address, once per month, a topic and challenge previously identified by the community and partners of Dialogue Café Network.

Session¬īs Overview

From ideas to implementation, social innovation initiatives are explicitly designed to meet a recognised social need, drive societal change by providing effective (than existing) solutions and empower beneficiaries by creating new roles, developing new communities, strengthening competences and focusing on their knowledge and capacities.

The application of social innovation strategies in the area of ageing is an interesting approach to tackle the challenges and opportunities of this 21st century main societal issue.

The objective of this session organised by Dialogue Café is in one hand, disseminate social innovation initiatives aimed at empowering elderly implemented in several and different countries; in other hand, provide to social entrepreneurs thinking on working in this field, inspiration and knowledge about good practices.

With this purpose, members of social innovation organisations working in the field of active-ageing and social entrepreneurs will be invited to join us and participate in this discussion.

PROGRAMME

Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) 

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Candido Mendes University):

REGISTRATION AND CONTACTS

Dialogue Café Lisbon / Dialogue Café Association РDalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

Dialogue Caf√© Rio de Janeiro ‚Äď Nina Kertzman (dcafe.rio@gmail.com)

 

Sep

27

Business Development & Internationalisation for Crafts Makers! 2 2

Dialogue Café is come back with interesting and useful sessions!

 

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In the framework of our cycle¬†Global Exchange of Crafts Makers,¬†Dialogue Caf√©s based in √Čvora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro will organise a session on “Business Development and internationalisation” with the aim of providing makers with key information on how to strengthen their business and promote its development at the international level, as well as sharing information on business sustainability and shared business strategies.

During the session experts, makers and organisations from Portugal and Brasil will be invited to present their knowledge, resources and share their experiences.

Download the programme!

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The session will take place next 26 October from 15h to 17h London time in our respective locations: 

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Thank you Augusta! your words are very important for us. Our work is made for the others, for a better worlds as you mentioned. See you soon!
daliasendra on 2017.10.25