Buzzing in the media: Refugees. 0 Reply


In a globalised and networked world the impact of news and it’s reflections of society can be the subject of very interesting and worthy discussions, trying to grasp the differences and similarities between geographical areas and countries in what regards several topics.

Getting a critical approach to media is more and more important to make sense of the puzzle that is information in the digital age. Are there differences in the way the media from different countries or regions approaches the same subjects? What are those differences? Can ordinary citizens see those differences?

Dialogue Cafe wants to promote Dialogue. Dialogue and Conversation at the global level and about global issues. For this purpose, together with the University Institute of Lisbon- ISCTE we launch a cycle called Global Conversations : Buzzing in the media. Along three sessions (15 October, 19 November, 3 December 2015) Dialogue Cafe Network will discuss about the main topics being reported by the media. All sessions will take place from 14h00 to 15h30 (London time).

The first session of this cycle will be focused on Refugees, a great issue concerning not only media but also society.

This session will take place via our Dialogue Cafe system of video-conferencing next Thursday 15 October from 14h00 to 15h30 (London time) at Dialogue Cafe Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – Room 3), Dialogue CafĂ© Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University), Dialogue Cafe Florence (Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Europe) and Dialogue Cafe Novi Pazar (Centar Duga).

If you want to participate in the discussion, Sign up (by email to info@dialoguecafe.pt) and Join us!

More information: dc- cycle global conversations 2015 – project description.

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Dialogue Café in the GreenFest 2015 0 Reply

Along 4 days, Dialogue Café Association has been participating in the NGO´s Fair organised in the framework of the Green Festival 2015, Estoril (Portugal) from 08 to 11 October 2015.


The opening of the NGO´s Fair, where Dialogue Cafe has a stand, took place on October 8th. The President of the Gulbenkian Calouste Foundation, Mr. Artur Santos Silva, core partner of the Dialogue Café Association and host of Dialogue Café Lisbon and Dialogue Café Paris, visited our stand together with Mr. Carlos Carreiras, the President of the Municipality of Cascais and Mr. Ove Thorsheim, Ambassador of Norway.

Among many other organisations participating at the NGO´s Fair, we have promoted Dialogue Café Network and discussed about the powerful tool we have in our hands, with more than hundred interesting people and organisations. Youngsters were excited with Dialogue Café because the idea of discussing with the Other through a video-conferencing system. We presented our work and fields of action (Social Innovation, Sharing Knowledge, Community and Intercultural Dialogue, Entreprise and Entrepreneurship) to people interested in know more about our network.

GreenFest 2015 is full of great activities especially focused on green thinking, social innovation and civic participation, shared objectives of Dialogue Café. Among the NGO´s participating we found some DC partners such as the Rede de Jovens pela Igualdade, the Academia Ubuntu and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

We really hope that our participation in this great festival will bring nice partners and people to Dialogue Café with new ideas, proposals and will for great joint initiatives and cooperation.

if you wish to share with us your ideas and areas of interest send us back this form (portuguese) and be part of our mailing list.

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Creating tales: Join us and Share your story! 0 Reply

Tales are typically interlaced with the inspired narrative of a society, embedding its historical origin, conveying its cultural representation, and often emitting its cultural beliefs. These are commonly constructed with identifiable universal common denominators, such as good vs. evil. As such, tales frequently become an archival reference of a culture, providing a looking-glass to the civilisation they were produced in. In Interpretation of Fairytales, Marie-Louise Von Franz states that fairytales “mirror the basic structure of the psyche” and provide the most elementary archetypal insight into the collective unconscious.


Creating tales workshop 2014 2


The Dialogue Cafe Association organises this workshop with the aim of promoting to intercultural exchange through the sharing of tales from the participants’ homelands, and re-enacting extracts or scenarios of these tales to create a new – and culturally-shared – tale.

This workshop will deal with the topic of fairytales and other tales as a vessel of the collective unconscious cultural memory of the participants, with the prospect of imparting awareness of both cultural distinction and resemblance, through the construction of a shared tale.

The workshop will take place on 21, 25, 27 August 2015 and will connect Dialogue Cafés based in Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro.

DC- Sharing and Creating tales – Programme. 

For more information you can write us at daliasendra (at) casadoregalo.pt






2nd Edition of Peacebuilding Training and Workshops 2 2

Dialogue Café Association is organising a cycle of workshops aimed at promoting a culture of peace and dialogue by providing people – in particular youth and young adults – with new tools to understand and manage disputes, transform and solve conflicts.


Creating tales workshop 2014

This project aims at contributing to develop a culture of peace dialogue, peace building and cooperation among young adults. Following international best practices in this field, the peacebuilding workshops and trainings will comprise the following five basic modules:


  • Module 1 – Introduction, trust building, expectations and ground rules etc.
  • Module 2 – Challenges of reconciliation – what reconciliation means; dilemmas of reconciliation; sustaining reconciliation work.
  • Module 3 – Conflict and context analysis.
  • Module 4 – Concepts for peacebuilding, principles and framework.
  • Module 5 – Communication and conflict handling.


These workshops will be run by the Dialogue Café Lisbon and Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro in cooperation with a range of partners. This five sessions training will take place from 14h to 15h30 on  20, 21, 25, 26 and 27 August 2015.

Sign-up by sending us an email at daliasendra (at) casadoregalo.pt.

For more information about the sessions check-out the DC_ Peacebuilding Trainings or contact us at daliasendra (at) casadoregalo.pt.





Exchanging thoughts on creative hubs and entrepreneurship as vehicle for social change 0 Reply

With the aim of supporting social entrepreneurship in creative sectors, the Dialogue Café Association offer its network to address the challenges faced by creative and social entrepreneurs, provide networking and partnerships opportunities, promote research and reflection, share good practices and case studies as well as support the development of social entrepreneur’s competences.

With this purpose, the Dialogue Café Association is organising a programme of sessions on Cycle “Creative Hubs and Entrepreneurship for Social Change”.


First session on "Censorship in a global and changing world: religion, politics and economics".

First session on “Censorship in a global and changing world: religion, politics and economics”.


In this framework, a first session untitled “Exchanging thoughts on creative hubs and entrepreneurship as vehicle for social change”, will allow us to introduce the main expected outcomes of this cycle of sessions and identify the challenges and opportunities of using creative industries as a tool for social entrepreneurship. Experts, entrepreneurs, makers, organisations promoting social entrepreneurship in the field of creative industries will join us in different cities of the Dialogue Café Network and take the floor to discuss about these issues.

The cycle on creative hubs and social entrepreneurship will take place during 2015 second semester! Keep posted and updated!

For more information, contact us at daliasendra (at) casadoregalo.pt



Youth participation in decision making processes! 7 7


Session on Integration of Minorities and Social Cohesion

Session on Integration of Minorities and Social Cohesion


The Dialogue Café Novi Pazar was funded as result of the UN project “Improving Human Security for Vulnerable Communities in southwest Serbia”. A programme of sessions have been led by Dialogue Cafe Novi Pazar since its official opening on different issues of interest such as : interethnic and interreligious trust, minority rights, non-discrimination and gender equality, the integration of minorities and community cohesion, innovative textile production and green societies, with the aim of promoting exchange of good practices with other EU countries.

In this framework, DC Novi Pazar will also lead the organisation of a session on: “Youth participation in decision making processes – towards more accepting, open societies” (22 June from 14h00 to 15h30 London time). 

Participation is a fundamental right. It is one of the guiding principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that has been reiterated in many other Conventions and Declarations. Through active participation, young people are empowered to play a vital role in their own development as well as in that of their communities. The significance of participation was emphasized in the World Programme of Action for Youth, adopted by the General Assembly in 1995.

The programme will take place as follows:

Moderator: Mr. Stefan Kond​ic, President of the​ UN Association of Serbia Youth Section, DC Novi Pazar Team

– DC Novi Pazar:

  • Ms Aleksandra KnezevicMinistry of Youth and Sport, Republic of Serbia
  • Mr Jasmin Mujezinovic – Representative of the Office for Youth, Novi Pazar
  • Mr Almir Rizvanovic – Representative of the youth organization MSO from Novi Pazar

– DC Lisbon:

Other participants will join us from Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro.

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For more : info at dialoguecafe.org

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Dear Dalia, I'm a Phd Design Student at Lisbon University. How can I get some information about Dialogue Cafe in Lisbon tomorrow? Thank you for your consideration. Delano Rodrigues
delano rodrigues on 2015.08.20