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.
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.Â
During this conference, special speakers based in Ă‰vora, 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.
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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 CafĂ© was held at Fine Wood Theater, Amsterdam-West. Following these two steps, the Repair CafĂ© Foundation was set up on 2 March 2010 in order to support local groups in setting up their own Repair CafĂ©s. The network of Repair CafĂ©s, continuously and strongly growing includes over 1100 Repair CafĂ©s 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 CafĂ©s, Dialogue CafĂ© 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 CafĂ©s.
The session will be held on 4 May from 15h to 17h London time.
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In the framework of the Global Exchange of Crafts Makers being implemented by Dialogue CafĂ© Association and Fashion Revolution Movement in Portugal, both entities propose to organise a Roundtable on â€śSustainable Clothing: More than a Trendy Approach, the Responsibility of Rethinking the Fashion Systemâ€ť 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.
Dialogue CafĂ© Serbia is coordinating a session on â€śGender Equality and the empowerment of womenÂ´s rightsâ€ť 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 â€śWomenÂ´s Empowerment: sharing challenges and good practicesâ€ťÂ organised by Dialogue CafĂ©.
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 theÂ Concept PaperÂ and the programme.
The session will take place on 22th March from 3-5pm London time. Dialogue CafĂ©s participating are:Â Belgrade, Cidade de Praia, Cleveland, Lisbon, Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro.Â
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Dialogue CafĂ© Serbia: Biljana Vukosavljevic â€“ UNA Serbia
Dialogue CafĂ© Association â€“ Dalia Sendra, Manager of Dialogue CafĂ©
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 todayÂ´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.
The main objective of the VI session focused on â€śFace to face: senior artisans vs young makers. Debating how to innovate the crafts sectorâ€ť, 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 timeÂ and will connect DCÂ´s based in Lisbon, Novi Pazar and Rio de Janeiro.
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Temos o prazer de o/a convidar a participar na SessĂŁo de Abertura Oficial do DiĂˇlogo CafĂ© Cidade de Praia. Este evento Ă© organizado pela AssociaĂ§ĂŁo Dialogue CafĂ© e pelo Instituto Pedro Pires para a LideranĂ§a. Durante a sessĂŁo proceder-se-Ă um intercĂ˘mbio de ideias sobre o papel do diĂˇlogo na construĂ§ĂŁo da paz e no desenvolvimento da cooperaĂ§ĂŁo.
Oradores especiais vĂŁo juntar-se a nĂłs: em Lisboa (FundaĂ§ĂŁo Calouste Gulbenkian), Dr. Jorge Sampaio, Presidente de Portugal (1996-2006), Presidente do Dialogue CafĂ©; na Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a LideranĂ§a), S. ExÂŞ Dr. Pedro Pires, Presidente de Cabo Verde (2001 â€“ 2011), Presidente do Instituto Pedro Pires para a LideranĂ§a. Participantes baseados em Ă‰vora e Rio de Janeiro participarĂŁo tambĂ©m nesta sessĂŁo especial de inauguraĂ§ĂŁo do Dialogue CafĂ© Cidade de Praia. Consulte e descarregue oÂ programa.
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