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¬īs 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 ‚ÄúFace to face: senior artisans vs young makers. Debating how to innovate the crafts sector‚ÄĚ, 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 very soon¬†and will connect DC¬īs based in Lisbon, Novi Pazar and Rio de Janeiro.
Contact us for further information!¬†
Temos o prazer de o/a convidar a participar na Sess√£o de Abertura Oficial do Di√°logo Caf√© Cidade de Praia. Este evento √© organizado pela Associa√ß√£o Dialogue Caf√© e pelo Instituto Pedro Pires para a Lideran√ßa. Durante a sess√£o proceder-se-√† um interc√Ęmbio de ideias sobre o papel do di√°logo na constru√ß√£o da paz e no desenvolvimento da coopera√ß√£o.
Oradores especiais v√£o juntar-se a n√≥s: em Lisboa (Funda√ß√£o Calouste Gulbenkian), Dr. Jorge Sampaio, Presidente de Portugal (1996-2006), Presidente do Dialogue Caf√©; na Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Lideran√ßa), S. Ex¬™ Dr. Pedro Pires, Presidente de Cabo Verde (2001 ‚Äď 2011), Presidente do Instituto Pedro Pires para a Lideran√ßa. Participantes baseados em √Čvora e Rio de Janeiro participar√£o tamb√©m nesta sess√£o especial de inaugura√ß√£o do Dialogue Caf√© Cidade de Praia. Consulte e descarregue o¬†programa.
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Social entrepreneurship and social innovation are at the heart of the Dialogue Caf√© Association mission. The recommendations received during the sessions organised in 2015 on women¬īs empowerment through creative industries and on¬†creative hubs and entrepreneurship as vehicle for social change, and in 2016 on incubation models for social and creative entrepreneurship: sharing knowledge and testimonials, gave us the opportunity to¬†identify the need of organising follow-up activities focused social entrepreneurship. Activities including exchanges, networking opportunities, trainings, conferences and seminars.
In this framework and with the aim of promoting global exchanges and networking opportunities, as well as strengthening youth capacities and skills on social entrepreneurship, a cycle on social entrepreneurship will be implemented¬†in 2017. The cycle will address challenges and issues previously identified by the participants and partners of Dialogue Caf√© Network.
With this project we aim at stregthening youth entrepreneurs capacities, developing networking opportunities, promoting global exchanges, identifying good practices, addressing the needs of social entrepreneurs and developing a global community on social entrepreneurship around Dialogue Cafe Network.
Source: The Inspiring Entreprise
How the cycle will be implemented?
Activities will be organised each month (with exception of holidays periods) and will alternate, conferences, debates, exchanges and meetings. The topics proposed are:
- Becoming a change-maker, 2 February 2017
- Conference on Business models for Social Entrepreneurs: removing clich√©s and clarifying concepts: association, social entreprise, cooperatives;¬†March 2017.
- Debate on What design can do for social change?;¬†April 2017
- Global Exchange of Repair Cafes;¬†May2017.
- New Challenges for Social Entrepreneurs: Conference on Circular Economy;¬†June 2017
- Fab Labs Exchange: sharing knowledge and challenges; September 2017
- Celebrating the old persons day by sharing social entrepreneurship initiatives aimed at empowering the elder; October 2017
- Meeting the Angels: fundraising opportunities for social entrepreneurs; November 2017
- Sharing knowledge on Social Entrepreneurship: Latest research findings, December 2017.
Registration and Further information¬†
For further information and registration, do not hesitate to contact us.
Dialogue Caf√© network is organising a exciting session for changemakers and social transformers; people who invest their creativity, knowledge, competences and love for bringing social change to our societies. This amazing exchange is the first session organised in the framework of a new project launched by Dialogue Cafe, a cycle on social entrepreneurship.¬†
The session will take place next 02 February 2017 from 15h to 16h30 London time.
Dialogue Caf√©s joining this initiative are Cidade de Praia (Pedro Pires Institute for Leadership),¬†Evora (ADRAL), Lisbon (Calouste Gulbekian Foundation),¬†and¬†Novi Pazar (Center Duga).
Special initiatives joining this session are:
- Dialogue Caf√© Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Lideran√ßa):¬†
- Luis Pedro Duarte, TEDx Praia Partnership and Projects Coordinator at Gera√ß√£o¬†B-Bright Youth Organisation.
- Gra√ßa Sanches, Professor of history and Activist on gender issues
- Bernardino Gon√ßalves, Volunteer at ‚ÄúYouth for Peace‚ÄĚ Movement
- Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora (ADRAL):
- Dialogue Caf√© Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation):
- Dialogue Caf√© Novi Pazar (Centar Duga):
Join us and meet inspiring people and inspiring stories!
For more information, check-out the¬†concept paper¬†and the programme.
In the framework of a cooperation agreement established between United Nations Associations of Serbia and the Dialogue Caf√© Association, the opening of two new Dialogue Cafe in Serbia (Belgrade and Subotica) are planned to be open in Serbia further to the one that is already operational in Novi Pazar. Thanks to this amazing partnership, the Dialogue Cafe network will be strengthen as a whole and its serbian leg consolidated. Dialogue Caf√© is based on the radical but simple idea that people have many things in common and given the opportunity, they will explore their common interests, sparking collaborations and stimulating ideas that address the major issues of today. These kinds of conversations and collaborations can lead to new ways of thinking and doing: they can empower individuals and communities, break down prejudice and misconceptions and promote greater understanding and co-operation across cultures.
Dialogue Caf√© is a low cost, low carbon solution to the challenge of connecting people who want to share and collaborate for common interests in other parts of the world. It also provides a unique experience. The technology we use at Dialogue Caf√©, TelePresence, links people through life-size high definition video and sound, allowing them to talk and meet in a context that is as ‚Äėreal‚Äô as possible despite being located on different sides of the world. As such, Dialogue Caf√© plays a role as a bridge to the rest of the world: it enables local hosts, and local civil society groups, to share their work, knowledge and ideas and learn from others from around the world.
The Official Opening of Dialogue Cafe Belgrade will take place next 13th December 2016 from 15h to 17h London time. The event will include two parts: firstly, the official opening of DC Belgrade; secondly, a session on “Interethnic and interreligious trust, dialogue and cooperation – the importance of respecting human rights“.
Programme – Official Opening of Dialogue Cafe Belgrade – From 15h to 15h45 London time:
Moderator: Vanja Popovic, UNA Serbia DC Team
Dialogue Caf√© Lisbon (Portugal): Ms. Helena Barroco (Executive Director a.i. of Dialogue Caf√© Association and Diplomatic Adviser to former President of Portugal, Mr Jorge Sampaio).
Dialogue Caf√© Belgrade (Serbia): Mr. Milorad Kondic, President of the UNA Serbia, HE Irena Vojackova Solorano, UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia, HE Dragan Zupanjevac, Ambassador in Ministry of Foreign Affairs in charge of the UN and Mr. Nikola Rajicic, Deputy Director, Belgrade Youth office, City of Belgrade.
Dialogue Caf√© Novi Pazar (Serbia): Ms. Hana Salihagic, Mair Office, Mr. Mirsad Jusufovic, City Council and Mr. Dzemaludin Paucinac, Director of Youth Office of Novi Pazar
Participants from Dialogue Caf√© Cidade de Praia¬†(Instituto Pedro Pires para a Lideran√ßa)¬†will also take part in this event.
Programme ‚Äď Session on ‚ÄúInterethnic and interreligious trust, dialogue and cooperation ‚Äď the importance of respecting human rights‚Äú ‚Äď From 15h45 to 17h00 London time
Valuing diversity and building open, inclusive and tolerant societies are major challenges of our times. How can we communicate across differences and manage ‚Äúcultural distances‚ÄĚ? How can we develop further ‚Äúcultural literacy‚ÄĚ as well as increase the capacity to negociate and mediate differences? What are the skills needed to manage well differences and conflict and to generate cross-cultural creativity?
Moderator: Mr. Aleksandar Bojińá, UNA Serbia DC Team
Dialogue Caf√© Lisbon (Portugal):¬†Mr. Nelson Lage, Fondation for the Alliance of Civilisations,¬†Ms. Rocio Cervera, Deputy Executive Director of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe,¬†Ms. Cristina Milagre, Coordinator for Intercultural Dialogue, Portuguese High Commission for Migration (ACM),¬†Ms. Marta Mucznik, PCS ‚Äď Platform for Sustainable Growth
Dialogue Caf√© Belgrade (Serbia):¬†PhD Milos Hrnjaz, Professor at the Faculty of¬†programme¬†or contact us.
Participants from Dialogue Caf√© Cidade de Praia¬†(Instituto Pedro Pires para a Lideran√ßa)¬†¬†will also take part in this event.
Join us and share with us this amazing moment for Dialogue Cafe Network!
A vibrant and diverse social enterprise incubation landscape has been rapidly evolving over the last years. Incubators and accelerators have been pioneers in successfully combining support services including mentoring, funding, business development and infrastructure, to support the emergence of innovative social enterprises and start-ups. In this framework, social and creative entrepreneurship has also found a place and the support from different specialised incubators. Variations in the focus of social incubators have also led to emergence of unique operating and financing models of these social enterprise incubators.
As follow-up of the cycle on social and creative entrepreneurship organised by Dialogue Caf√© in 2015, we would like to launch an knowledge exchange session with the main purpose of review the existing incubation models in the social and creative sector, provide an opportunity to exchange practices and promote networking between social enterprise incubators and other eco-system players from across the world.
With this objective incubators and projects incubated working in the social and creative sector will be invited to participate in this session¬†and share challenges and experiences.
The session will take place in portuguese and will join participants in¬†Dialogue Cafe Lisboa (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)¬†and Dialogue Caf√© Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University).
Special organisations will join is in √Čvora: ADRAL and¬†Lisbon: Fab Lab and Creative Hub Mouraria!
For more information¬†download the concept paper¬†and¬†the programme.
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