Dec

10

Innovation & Circular Economy for Crafts Makers 0 Reply

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In the framework of its cycle, Global Exchange of Crafts Makers, Dialogue Café Association and its members, based in cities of Evora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro are organising a session on “Innovation and Circular Economy” with the aim of sharing the experiences of crafts makers in applying these concepts strategically in their business and manufacturing processes. Crafts makers that are reinventing, reusing, making more sustainable and competitive as well as bringing benefits at different levels: economy, social and cultural.

During the session, experts and crafts makers will share their thoughts and strategies followed on cutting resource use, reducing waste or boosting upcycling and recycling methods. Participants will also share successful experiences on the implementation of circular economy approaches with the aim of bringing and innovative and more sustainable creative proposal.

Keep posted! 

 

REGISTRATION & CONTACTS

Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon / Dialogue CafĂ© Association – Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

Dialogue Café Évora – Ana Lavado (ana.lavado@fea.pt)

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro – Mayara Gonçalves (dcafe.rio@gmail.com)

Nov

27

Celebrating Human Rights! 0 Reply

Human Rights Day

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. The Universal Declaration – the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages – is as relevant today as it was on the day that it was adopted.

Nowadays, our societies face many challenges with regard to the implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said that “cooperation between all actors, through multilateral institutions, can solve the complex challenges that face the world, and that by working to uphold human rights, … can ensure more just and respectful societies, living together in sustainable development and security”

In the framework of its 70 anniversary, Dialogue Café Association and its network members wish to promote, engage and reflect on the UDHR by organising a global session. A session aimed at raising awareness of what the UDHR means in everyday life, giving the floor to Human Right activists to know more about their commitment and finally, reflecting how each of us can stand up for human rights.

Activists, Human Rights and civil society organisations, youth leaders and workers, volunteers and general public based in cities of Belgrade, Évora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro will participate in this discussion and share their views, experiences and ideas on how taking action and standing up for Human Rights.

Dialogue Cafés participating in this debate are: Belgrade, Evora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar, and Rio de Janeiro!

Provisional Programme

Dialogue Café Belgrade

* Stefan Kondic, UNA Serbia, Masters degree in Political Science from Princeton
* Nikola Petrovic, Serbian Youth Delegate to the UN, Masters degree in Law at Cambridge
* Representative of the Belgrade Open School that deals with human rights protection.

For further information, contact info@dialoguecafe.org

Nov

27

Let´s celebrate the International Volunteer Day! 0 Reply

Volunteer Day

By UNGA mandate, the International Volunteer Day (IVD)[1] is celebrated annually on 5 December with the aim of celebrating volunteers and organisations efforts, promote their values and disseminate their work. The focus of the IVD 2018 is “Volunteers build Resilient Communities” in order to celebrate volunteer effort aimed at strengthening local ownership and community resilience. In the framework of the United Nations, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is mandated to support and promote IVD celebrations worldwide. Every year, over 6,500 UN Volunteers serve with UN entities in some of the most challenging environments across the world, and 12,000 UN Online Volunteers complete over 20,000 assignments online through the UNV Online Volunteering service.[2] According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 17 million of volunteers work each year across 189 countries tirelessly to ensure that the most vulnerable people in communities have access to services and support.[3] Volunteering offers vital support to people in need and the community, but benefits can be also greater for the volunteer. There are many types of volunteering: skills-based, in developing countries, virtual, on learning programmes and schools, on environment, in an emergency, corporate and community based.

With the aim of celebrating the International Volunteer Day, Dialogue Café Association and its members in Belgrade, Evora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro will organise a session on Volunteering and Community Service with the aim of celebrating volunteer effort and recognising their contribution to communities and the society. With this purpose, projects and volunteers will be invited to participate in this session and share with us their views, motivations and experiences. During the session we will also discover the existing opportunities for volunteering and how beneficial can be also to volunteer. During the discussion some questions will be raised such as How to engage the new generations in long-term volunteering; Education for volunteering, yes or no?; Volunteering is for everyone? The role of Volunteering as an instrument for inclusion; the role of the cultural volunteer as mediator in learning.

Programme

Dialogue Café Évora (Eugênio de Almeida Foundation): 

Dialogue Café Wroclaw (Mediateka)

  • Tomasz GrabiĹ„ski, Mediateka‘s coordinator for DC projects
  • Martyna Gontarz, WrocĹ‚aw Municipal Library’s coordinator for foreign volunteers
  • Johanna Cruz, Volunteer from Equador working in Mediateka

Dialogue Café Lisboa (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation):

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University)

For further information, contact us : info@dialoguecafe.org

 

[1] Resolution A/RES/40/212 on 17 December 1985

[2] UNV

[3] Global Review on Volunteering Report, IFRC, 2015

Nov

19

New Dialogue Café Hub at Social Innovation Centre in Évora 0 Reply

Last Friday 16 November 2018, the Eugenio de Almeida Foundation partner and host of Dialogue CafĂ© Evora, inaugurated a new Social Innovation Centre. An area of ​​community – of communities – articulated with regional, national and international institutions, public and private, and aimed at offering a diversified and consistent support and dynamism to innovative social initiatives, based on creativity and co-creation, generating true transformation and social impact. The inauguration was chaired by Minister of the Presidency and Administrative Modernisation, Ms. Maria Manuel LeitĂŁo Marques and the EAF, Secretary General, Ms. Maria do CĂ©u Ramos.

The Social Innovation Centre, which is placed at Évora’s Historic Centre of the EugĂ©nio de Almeida Foundation, will develop a strong program of training, promotion, incubation and acceleration of social entrepreneurship initiatives, in parallel with the continuity of the role of facilitator and pollinator of all the ecosystem of social innovation in the Alentejo.

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A new room of Dialogue Café Evora has been opened at the Social Innovation Centre thanks to the partnership established with Eugenio de Almeida Foundation and ADRAL Regional Agency for the Alentejo region.

 

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In this framework activities, we aim at providing more support to social entrepreneurs and sharing more knowledge on social innovation.

 

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Know more about the amazing Social Innovation Centre at EAF website.

 

 

Oct

24

Social Innovation Initiatives Supporting NEETs 0 Reply

BACKGROUND

Engaging Europe’s young people as possible in the world of work, is one of the major challenges the European Union, and other regions of the world, face nowadays. High levels of youth unemployment and thus disengagement among young people are direct consequences of the global economic crisis suffered in the latest years, but are not the only factors.

Since 2010, the term NEET has been used at the policy level to describe young people not in employment, education or training. At the EU level a percentage of 14.2% of the population aged 15–29[1]. While at the global level NEETs varies widely according to both location and sex. According to the ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth 2017 report[2], young women are over three times more likely to be NEET than young men (34% of young women against 10% of young man are NEETs). Indeed, the proportion of youth NEET global estimation is 28.1%, 76.9 per cent of which are female.

NEETS INTEGRATION THROUGH SOCIAL INNOVATIONAIM

In this context, Dialogue Café Association and its network members would like to analyse how social innovation can support NEET´ social inclusion and present initiatives community initiatives helping young people to change depressed NEET situations. Initiatives targeting and providing individualized and tailored attention and service to young people at risk of exclusion will be shared in this international session.

This session will allow us to debate on issues concerning prevention of this situation, the resources that need to be mobilised at the local level, as well as the mechanisms that must be promoted to offer better opportunities and solutions to young people.

The session will take place on 29 November 2018 from 15h to 17h London time and will join participants based in different cities such as Évora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro!

Provisional Programme

Dialogue Café Lisbon (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian):

Dialogue Café Évora (Eugênio de Almeida Foundation): 

 Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (UCAM Universidade):

Contact us for further information at info@dialoguecafe.org

 [1] European Commission Reference

[2] ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth 2017 Report: “Paths to a better working future” – https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/books/global-employment-trends/WCMS_598669/lang–en/index.htm

 

 

 

Oct

24

Online Platforms & Marketplaces for Crafts Makers 0 Reply

Online platforms

 

In the framework of Dialogue Café Global Exchange of Crafts Makers, we are organising a session on marketplaces and online platforms where crafts makers can sell their products and goods such as Tictail, Etsy, and other such as Dawanda, Artesanum, Amazon Handmade, Ezebee. Makers invited will also exchange experiences and share their testimonials on online business.

The session will take place on 27 November from 15h to 17h London time.

Programme

Promoting Makers´ work and enhancing cultural heritage:

Dialogue Café Belgrade:

      • Balsa Djukovic, Project Coordinator at Nova Iskra, FOLKK project

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro:

      • Alice Freitas, Founder and Executive Director, Rede Asta
      • Betty Prado, Director, Bemglo
      • Camila Frois, Communication Coordinator, Artesol
      • Raquel Lara Rezende, Researcher, Artesol

Dialogue Café Évora:

Dialogue Café Lisboa:

Makers´ testimonials:

Dialogue Café Lisboa:

REGISTRATION & CONTACTS
Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon / Dialogue CafĂ© Association – Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)
Dialogue Café Évora – Ana Lavado (ana.lavado@fea.pt)
Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro – Mayara Gonçalves (dcafe.rio@gmail.com)
Dialogue Café Belgrade – Biljana Vukosavljevic (unaserbia@gmail.com)

Keep posted or contact us for further information.

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Hello Michele! the Smart Cities II project finished longtime ago. If you wish concrete information, contact us by email to info@dialoguecafe.org. With thanks and kind regards
daliasendra on 2018.09.18