A new generation of practitioners have espoused the â€śhandcraftâ€ť movement propelled by these uniquely skilled independent designers and artists. Some of them look to history to nurture their making and provide an added value to their creations, the value of preserving knowledge and cultural heritage. Most of them become inspired by their own culture, other prefer to drink from other continents. At the same time, we share a rich cultural heritage as a result of centuries of exchange and migratory flows. Promoting cultural diversity is essential for contributing to economic and social cohesion.
In the framework of the cycle Global Exchange of Crafts Makers, a third global conversation on “Crafting cultural heritage: how to promote intercultural dialogue and diversity through traditional crafts” will be held next 29 September 2016 from 16h to 17h30 (London time) between Dialogue CafĂ© Ă‰vora, Dialogue Cafe Novi Pazar, Dialogue CafĂ© LisbonÂ and Dialogue Cafe Rio de Janeiro.
During this session, participants will debate the intercultural bridges artisans might develop by inspiring their crafts product of different cultures and from different heritage.
How artisans look to their own cultural heritage? In which ways artisans provide innovation to their products? How artisans look to the possibilities of being inspired from other cultures and heritages? Is there a space for cultural diversity in the artisan market?
Download theÂ cycle concept paper and theÂ provisional programme or contact us for further information.
From the local to the global level, womenÂ´s leadership and participation in society are restricted. Women are underrepresented at the political and economic level, as well as leading positions, whether in elected office, the civil service, the private sector or the Academia. This occurs despite their proven abilities as leaders and agents of change, and their right to participate equally in democratic governance. Women face several obstacles to participating in public life. Structural barriers through discriminatory laws and institutions still limit womenÂ´s options to run for office. Capacity gaps mean women are less likely than men to have the education, contacts and resources needed to become effective leaders. As the 2011 UN General Assembly resolution on womenÂ´s political participation notes, â€śWomen in every part of the world continue to be largely marginalized from the political sphere, often as a result of discriminatory laws, practices, attitudes and gender stereotypes, low levels of education, lack of access to health care and the disproportionate effect of poverty on womenâ€ť. Individual women have overcome these obstacles with great acclaim, and often to the benefit of society at large. But for women as a whole, the playing field needs to be level, opening opportunities for all.
The first session of this cycle will be focused on the challenges we confront as society in fighting violence against women with the objective of promoting good practices, as well as disseminate testimonials of women.
The first session will take place onÂ 28 September from 16h to 17h30 (London time). Dialogue Cafes participating in this cycle are: Dialogue CafĂ© Cidade de Praia, Dialogue CafĂ© Ă‰vora, Dialogue CafĂ© Lisboa, Dialogue Cafe Novi Pazar, and Dialogue Cafe Rio de Janeiro.
Contact us for further information and download the final programme session I.
 See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/leadership-and-political-participation#sthash.H1Nvscel.dpuf
The twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) took place from 30 November to 11 December 2015, in Paris, France. The conference gave as main result an international consensus agreed by representatives of 196 parties, the Paris Agreement that will be signed and adopted during 2016-2017.
The session on â€śCan Countries in transition/development really go fully green and if yes, how best?â€ť organised by Dialogue CafĂ© Novi Pazar in June 2015, provided us the opportunity to identify a cycle of sessions focused on green societies and aimed at sharing smart practices implemented at the local level by different stakeholders (municipalities, civil society organisations, universities, citizens, youth organisations).
This session isÂ focused on how to build on green societies is to raise awareness about the commitments adopted in the Paris Agreement and promote smart practices implemented at the local level by municipalities, civil society organisations, universities, citizens, youth organisations.Â Indeed, sharing knowledge and research between universities and organisations promoting green societies. The topics to be discussed are:Â Paris Agreement: bringing new challenges at the glocal level? andÂ Sharing smart practices implemented at the local level.
This session which will be held next 25 October 2016 from 16h to 16h30 London time, will connect DCs based in Lisbon, Novi Pazar and Rio de Janeiro.
For more information and registration, contact us!
We’re looking for dynamic, entrepreneurial and creative partners to host and manage a Dialogue CafĂ© in London. This is truly an amazing opportunity to take part in a groundbreaking social venture and to represent London in the global Dialogue CafĂ© network.
There is no typical Dialogue CafĂ© partner – we’re working with schools, universities, galleries and museums, local governments, foundations, social innovation centres and community hubs. The three things that Dialogue CafĂ© partners have in common are: creative, entrepreneurial people to manage the Dialogue CafĂ©; a space (60-80mÂ˛) which is open, accessible and easy to get to; links to networks who would be interested in taking part in and using Dialogue CafĂ©.
The DC is ready to be moved and installed. We provide the equipment and will integrate you in the network.
We welcome expressions of interest and proposals from any group or organization that could provide one, two or all of the above.
For more information contact us at: helenabarroco(at)casadoregalo.pt or daliasendra(at)casadoregalo.pt
We are pleased to annouce the organisation of aÂ global debate on Session on Cultural Management and Social Inclusion. This session is organised by Dialogue CafĂ© Rio de Janeiro as part of a cycle on Sharing Knowledge on Cultural Management.
The aim of this global conversation is to discuss issues relating to cultural management, its challenges, perspectives and development in the framework of a global society. The first session is aimed at sharing good practices on culture for development projects. The second session will focused on museums.
Dialogue Cafes participating in this session are DCÂ Ă‰voraÂ (Ă‰vora Tech), DC Lisbon (Calouste Gulbekian Foundation), DCÂ Novi Pazar (Centar Duga), andÂ DC Rio de Janeiro (UCAM).Â
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We are so happy to annouce that Dialogue Cafe Network will be strengthened with a new DC in Cidade de Praia (Cape Verde). In partnership with the Institute Pedro Pires for Leadership (Instituto Pedro Pires para a LideranĂ§a), Dialogue Cafe will bring in dialogue youth, women, civil society organisations and people from Cape Verde together!
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