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.


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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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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The new whistleblowers: what is the role of journalists in the digital age? 0 Reply


In the framework of the cycle “Changing societies, changing journalism: a global discussion on the future of journalism” led by the University Institute of Lisbon ISCTE – IUL (Portugal) and Dialogue Café Lisbon, a third global session on  “The new whistleblowers: what is the role of journalists in the digital age?” will be held in September. For more information follow us!


2nd Session DC - Changing Societies, Changing Journalism

2nd Session DC – Changing Societies, Changing Journalism


Journalism is facing big challenges. Technology, internet, social changes, and other factors are bringing many questions to what and how is going to be the future of journalism. Is journalism still important? What’s the role of journalism in a networked society? Are people still interested in what journalists have to tell them? Do they trust journalism as a good source of information? Are there new paths for journalism? Is journalism still considered the 4th power?

For example, cases like Wikileaks, the Snowden case, and even more recent LuxLeaks, brought to discussion whistleblowing and its new ways. Technology, transparency and globalization are key words in this new framework.

Discussing journalists role in this framework is of great importance, because the relation between whistleblowers and journalists is changing.

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Youth transforming conflict: a training programme 2 2

Nowadays because of globalisation and migrations youth are often confronted with the challenge of managing diversity and dealing with differences. Avoiding conflict and refraining from entering into the cycle of violent behaviour require skills that have to be taught within a broad-based, multidimensional approach to conflict transformation, youth and educational work.


Exchange session with the participation of Academia Ubuntu

Exchange session with the participation of Academia Ubuntu

This project aims at contributing to develop and to create opportunities for developing social skills, capacity of dialogue, negotiation and cooperation, in particular among teenagers and youth. Following international best practices in this field, the 4 sessions for “youth transforming conflict” that are proposed will be in line namely with the kit produced by the Council of Europe to address this topic.

The sessions will focus on the following topics/activities:

1-Youth work for conflict transformation – understanding a conflict and conflict mapping (23 June)

2- Co-operation solutions (30 June)

3 - Mediation/third party interventions and negotiation (07 June)

4- Conflict themes (14 July)

DC- Training Youth transforming conflict – Programme

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Olá Conceição, Muito obrigada pelo seu interesse. O seu registro está confirmado. A atividade vai ter lugar finalmente das 16h as 18h para poder conectar com os nossos amigos de Rio. mais informações vão ser mandadas em breve via email. Obrigada Dalia
daliasendra on 2015.08.16