Oct

24

Social Innovation Initiatives Supporting NEETs 0 Reply

BACKGROUND

Engaging Europe’s young people as possible in the world of work, is one of the major challenges the European Union, and other regions of the world, face nowadays. High levels of youth unemployment and thus disengagement among young people are direct consequences of the global economic crisis suffered in the latest years, but are not the only factors.

Since 2010, the term NEET has been used at the policy level to describe young people not in employment, education or training. At the EU level a percentage of 14.2% of the population aged 15‚Äď29[1]. While at the global level NEETs varies widely according to both location and sex. According to the ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth 2017 report[2], young women are over three times more likely to be NEET than young men (34% of young women against 10% of young man are NEETs). Indeed, the proportion of youth NEET global estimation is 28.1%, 76.9 per cent of which are female.

AIM

In this context, Dialogue Caf√© Association and its network members would like to analyse how social innovation can support NEET¬ī social inclusion and present initiatives community initiatives helping young people to change depressed NEET situations. Initiatives targeting and providing individualized and tailored attention and service to young people at risk of exclusion will be shared in this international session.

This session will allow us to debate on issues concerning prevention of this situation, the resources that need to be mobilised at the local level, as well as the mechanisms that must be promoted to offer better opportunities and solutions to young people.

The session will take place on 22 November 2018 from 15h to 17h London time and will join participants based in different cities such as Belgrade, Cidade de Praia, √Čvora, Lisbon and much more!

Contact us for further information at info@dialoguecafe.org

NEETS INTEGRATION THROUGH SOCIAL INNOVATION (1)

[1] European Commission Reference

[2] ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth 2017 Report: ‚ÄúPaths to a better working future‚ÄĚ – https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/books/global-employment-trends/WCMS_598669/lang–en/index.htm

 

 

 

Oct

24

Online Platforms & Marketplaces for Crafts Makers 0 Reply

Online platforms

 

In the framework of Dialogue Café Global Exchange of Crafts Makers, we are organising a session on marketplaces and online platforms where crafts makers can sell their products and goods such as Tictail, Etsy, and other such as Dawanda, Artesanum, Amazon Handmade, Ezebee. Makers invited will also exchange experiences and share their testimonials on online business.

The session will take place on 27 November from 15h to 17h London time.

Keep posted or contact us for further information.

Oct

22

SME Management for Crafts Makers! 0 Reply

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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 goal of the cycle 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.

In this framework, Dialogue Café Association and its members are organising a session on SME Management for creative minds with the aim of providing makers with key information on how to launch or strengthen their business and sharing information on toolkits and tools on business sustainability.

PROGRAMME[1]

Special connection from Barcelona:

Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora

  • Ant√≥nio Paiva de Andrada, Artisan maker
  • Maria Jos√© Morais, Artisan maker
  • Vanessa Zorrinho, Artisan maker
  • Telma Barrelas, Artisan maker

Dialogue Café Lisbon

Keep posted to know more!

 

[1] Provisional

 

 

Sep

10

Fab Labs Exchange! 0 Reply

Fab Labs Global Exchange

Fab Labs are much more than small-scale workshops offering digital fabrication services, these laboratories has shown an incredible potential to empower individuals, promoting maker culture and developing an open source movement that has an extremely powerful impact at the local level in the community. Moreover, Fab Labs offer to their communities the possibility of experimenting, learning and testing prototypes tailored to local or personal needs. Around Fab Labs movements and networks sharing same philosophy and technology are developed in cities around the globe.

Beside the important role, Fab Labs play as makerspaces, it¬īs crucial to support their capacities in terms of knowledge exchange, community sharing, markets and fab economy development as well as networking at the local, regional, national and international level. With this purpose, initiatives where fab labs and individuals can potentially share resources, funding, collaborations and expertise might be a strategic field of intervention for organisation such as Dialogue Caf√©.

In this framework, Dialogue Café Association and its members will join efforts to bring together several representatives from Fab Labs based in those cities so that, they can share experiences, expertise and networking opportunities. During this session, users, makers, experts and organisations working with fab labs will be invited to present their thoughts and experiences. Following those presentations, a discussion on networking will take place with the aim of identifying follow-up activities and partnership opportunities.

Special guest: Norella Coronell, Fab Forum International Coordinator, Special Projects Consultant, Fab Foundation

¬†Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora (√ČvoraTech ADRAL):¬†

 Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation):

 Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Candido Mendes University):

With the participation of João Milheiro, Fab Lab Aldeias de Xisto

You can download the programme: Fab Labs Exchange_programme.

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Jun

12

Circular Economy at Dialogue Café 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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European Commission

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.

Economia Circular

With the objective of disseminating circular economy strategies and iniciatives, Dialogue Caf√© network is organising a¬†“Circular Economy” on¬†10 July 2018¬†from 15h to 17h London time.¬†

During this conference, special speakers based in √Čvora (EvoraTech by ADRAL), Lisbon ¬†(Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) and Rio de Janeiro (Candido Mendes University) 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.

Provisional programme

Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora (ADRAL – EVORA TECH):

  • Jorge Pulido Valente, FECA ‚Äď F√≥rum para a Economia Circular do Alentejo¬†

Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation РRoom 3):

Dialogue Caf√© Rio de Janeiro (Universidade¬†C√Ęndido¬†Mendes):

The programme will be updated in the upcoming days.

Keep Posted!

For more information contact us!

 

 

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Jun

8

Launching Dialogue Café in Asia! 0 Reply

We are glad to announce that Dialogue Café Association and Garion Consulting Group signed yesterday, 7 June 2018, in Lisbon (Portugal), a cooperation agreement aimed at establishing a network of Dialogue Cafés in countries of East and Southeast Asia, such as South-Korea, Cambodia, China, Myanmar and Vietnam.

In this framework a pilot programme of several sessions focused on the Sustainable Development Goals will be organised before 2019.

Garion Consulting Group has a large experience on implementing education programmes through CISCO Telepresence system in cooperation with national authorities and international organisations such as UNDP.

Through this partnership both we, both parties, aim at promoting intercultural dialogue at the global level. We both believe these kinds of conversations can empower individuals and communities, break down prejudice and misconceptions and promote greater understanding and co-operation across cultures.

Keep posted for further information!

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Hello Michele! the Smart Cities II project finished longtime ago. If you wish concrete information, contact us by email to info@dialoguecafe.org. With thanks and kind regards
daliasendra on 2018.09.18