Apr

19

Conference on Circular Economy 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.

With the objective of disseminating circular economy strategies and iniciatives, Dialogue CafĂ© network is organising a Conference on “Circular Economy” on 6 June 2017 from 15h to 17h London time. 

 

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During this conference, special speakers based in Évora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro 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.

For more information contact us!

 

 

Apr

12

Exchange of Repair Cafés 0 Reply

We seem to have forgotten that we can repair things. Our current model of consumption invite us to buy new things even before thinking we can repair them so that things are also produced following short-life expectation. However, in 2009 a new concept was developed by Martine Postma and the first Repair Café was held at Fine Wood Theater, Amsterdam-West. Following these two steps, the Repair Café Foundation was set up on 2 March 2010 in order to support local groups in setting up their own Repair Cafés. The network of Repair Cafés, continuously and strongly growing includes over 1100 Repair Cafés operating around the world.

With the aim of promoting mutual learning by bringing together different Repair Cafes from the world as well as stimulating the dissemination of this concept in order to promote the opening of new Repair Cafés, Dialogue Café Network is organising an Exchange session of Repair Cafes in the framework of the Cycle on Social Entrepreneurship so that, social entrepreneurs motivated with the idea of promoting sustainable societies and community development will have access to experiences and mutual learning to open new Repair Cafés.

 

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The session will be held on 4 May from 15h to 17h London time.

For more information, contact us!

 

Mar

29

Sustainable Clothing: More than a Trendy Approach, the Responsibility of Rethinking the Fashion System 2 2

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In the framework of the Global Exchange of Crafts Makers being implemented by Dialogue Café Association and Fashion Revolution Movement in Portugal, both entities propose to organise a Roundtable on “Sustainable Clothing: More than a Trendy Approach, the Responsibility of Rethinking the Fashion System” with the aim of sharing feedback of experiences of different projects disrupting or reconsidering the Fashion System in their countries, namely Brazil, France, Portugal.

 


Fashion Revolution Movements and relevant projects based in the participating countries will be involved in this wide and precious discussion focusing on transparency at different levels, business activities; supply chains; and respect for social, human and environmental issues.

During the session, initiatives proposing innovative practices aimed at transforming the Fashion Industry by bringing ethics, sustainability, tracking and traceability to their production processes will take the floor, present their projects and share their contribution towards a safer, cleaner, more fair and beautiful future for fashion.

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Speakers:

 

Addresses:

  • Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon – From 15h to 17h Local time (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – Av. de Berna 45, Lisboa – Sala 03)
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Paris – From 16h to 18h Local time (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – France Delegation, 39 Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg, 75007 Paris)
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Rio de Janeiro – From 11h to 13h Local time (UCAM – Candido Mendes University – Rua da AssemblĂ©ia, 10 TĂ©rreo, Centro 20011-901 Rio de Janeiro)

For more information download the concept paper or contact Fashion Revolution Portugal / Dialogue Café.

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Mar

15

Session on Gender equality and empowerment of women´s rights 0 Reply

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Dialogue Café Serbia is coordinating a session on “Gender Equality and the empowerment of women´s rights” with the aim of supporting Gender equality and parity as both are key pillars to ensure a sustainable future for the world.

The session will address some of major challenges faces globally by women by promoting experiences and knowledge sharing between the countries and cities involved in the session. The event will take place in the framework of the Cycle “Women´s Empowerment: sharing challenges and good practices” organised by Dialogue Café.

In order to conduct the discussion and provide to participants with detailed information about the purpose of the debate and the issues we would like to raise during the discussion, please download the Concept Paper and the programme.

The session will take place on 22th March from 3-5pm London time. Dialogue Cafés participating are: Belgrade, Cidade de Praia, Cleveland, Lisbon, Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro. 

 

For more information contact us: 

Dialogue Café Serbia: Biljana Vukosavljevic – UNA Serbia

Dialogue Café Association – Dalia Sendra, Manager of Dialogue Café

 

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Feb

15

“Face to face: senior artisans vs young makers. Debating how to innovate the crafts sector”, 0 Reply

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Background

The aim of the project 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.

Figures compiled last year by the Crafts Council showed there were 11,620 craft businesses in the UK, with 43,000 employees. However this phenomenon is taking place all around the world. In today´s 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.

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Objective

The main objective of the VI session focused on “Face to face: senior artisans vs young makers. Debating how to innovate the crafts sector”, is to promote exchange and dialogue between senior and young artisans with the aim of identifying the challenges and opportunities the sector confronts in each participating country, as well as analyzing how the transmission of traditional knowledge and skills between generations of crafters can be ensured in our modern day world in order to prevent the sector from an endangered situation and extinction risk.

The session will take place on 27 May from 15h to 17h London time and will connect DC´s based in Lisbon, Novi Pazar and Rio de Janeiro.

Contact us for further information! 

 

 

Feb

9

Inauguração Oficial Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia 0 Reply

 

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Temos o prazer de o/a convidar a participar na Sessão de Abertura Oficial do Diálogo Café Cidade de Praia. Este evento é organizado pela Associação Dialogue Café e pelo Instituto Pedro Pires para a Liderança. Durante a sessão proceder-se-à um intercâmbio de ideias sobre o papel do diálogo na construção da paz e no desenvolvimento da cooperação.

 

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Oradores especiais vão juntar-se a nós: em Lisboa (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian), Dr. Jorge Sampaio, Presidente de Portugal (1996-2006), Presidente do Dialogue Café; na Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Liderança), S. Exª Dr. Pedro Pires, Presidente de Cabo Verde (2001 – 2011), Presidente do Instituto Pedro Pires para a Liderança. Participantes baseados em Évora e Rio de Janeiro participarão também nesta sessão especial de inauguração do Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia. Consulte e descarregue o programa.

Junte-se a esta conversa global! 

Enriqueça com sua própria experiência e opiniões!

Para mais informações ou inscrições contacte-nos por correio eletrónico.

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Thank Vanessa! We are very excited with this session. Thank you for joining us. More details will be shared very soon!.
daliasendra on 2017.04.11