Oct

18

Social Impact, more effective and user friendly methodologies 0 Reply

social impact

Background

Social impact might be defined as the positive change addressing a social challenge created as result of a thoughtful set of actions implemented with this purpose. Sometimes social impact is identified also with social change, social innovation, social entrepreneurship or social entrepreneur because all of these concepts are identified as multiples paths towards a desired outcome. Their interpretation depends indeed on the context. Evidencing social impact and how to measure it might be one of the major challenges related to this field of intervention. Identifying methods, strategies and methodologies to impact actions, projects or programmes aimed at boosting social impact, has been a clear priority in the latest years. Doing well, might help charities, social organisations, entrepreneurs, and any other agent motivated by social change to improve his/her action, compare its achievements with other organisations and communicate evidence to attract further investment. Some reflections to take into consideration about social impact evidence might be sustainability, who benefits?, how many people benefit? and how do they benefit?

Social innovation is at the heart of Dialogue Café and many sessions have been focused on social impact. Given its relevance, Dialogue Café Evora proposes to organise a debate on social impact methodologies to deeply analyse how best we can improve and measure social impact action. With this purpose, Dialogue Café Association and its members are organising a session untitled “Social Impact, more effective and user friendly methodologies”.

Social entrepreneurs and organisations promoting social impact will be invited to discuss the following questions, but not limited to:

What is social impact?

  • What are the most effective and user-friendly methodologies?
  • How can you evaluate the social impact of projects?
  • Organizations recognize the realities in which act?
  • Can organizations always pull impact results on their projects?

Dialogue Cafés participating are Belgrade, Cidade de Praia, Evora, Lisbon and Novi Pazar!

The session will take place on 24 October 2019 from 15h to 17h London time.

Programme will be shared shortly. Keep Posted!

Participation is free and open!

Join us and share your knowledge!

 

Contacts for detailed information

Dialogue Café Association and Dialogue Café Lisbon - Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

Dialogue Café Évora – Margarida Oliveira / Eugénio de Almeida Foundation (margarida.oliveira@fea.pt) & Ana Rita Valido / ADRAL Agency (ana.valido@adral.pt)

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar – Fatima Durovic (fatimadurovic@gmail.com)

Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia – Indira Pires (ipires@institutopedropires.org.cv)

 

Oct

8

Volunteering as key promoter for integration on new market jobs 0 Reply

volunteeringAccording to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 17 million of volunteers work each year across 189 countries tirelessly to ensure that the most vulnerable people in communities have access to services and support. Volunteering offers vital support to people in need and the community, but benefits can be also greater for the volunteer. There are many types of volunteering: skills-based, in developing countries, virtual, on learning programmes and schools, on environment, in an emergency, corporate and community based. Volunteers also play a key role in the implementation of social and third sectors organisations by implementing projects, involving communities, and supporting dissemination among many other tasks. Volunteers might work at the local as the international areas.

It happens that in some cases, a volunteer action might create or open the door to a job opportunity. In other occasions, volunteering might a strategy for young people to strengthen their capacities and their skills. Becoming volunteer can be a way to increase your professional and personal experience by doing the good.

Given the important role volunteers play in some of Dialogue Café Network members, we wish to analyse and raise how volunteering might promote the integration into new job markets.

With this purpose, Dialogue Café Association and its members organise a session focused on volunteering contribution to integration in the job market.

Representatives of organisations promoting volunteering and volunteers will be invited to discuss the following questions, but not limited to:

  • How do leaders handle a volunteer’s role in an organization / institution?
  • What mechanisms and instruments support volunteers?
  • Does volunteering complement a young person’s curriculum?
  • Might volunteering opening access to different fields of work?
  • Which are the main competences and skills someone can get from a volunteering experience?

Programme

Dialogue Café Évora

Inês Gonçalves, Project Manager, Volunteering Programme, Eugenio de Almeida Foundation

Joana da Silva, Volunteer at Eugenio de Almeida Foundation

Hamilton Cruz, Volunteer at Eugenio de Almeida Foundation

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar

Amila Sarenkapic, Volunteer at Centar Duga

Ela Curic, Volunteer at Centar Duga

Medina Hocanin, Volunteer at Centar Duga

With the participation of Dialogue Café Lisbon!

Entrance is free and open to general public. Volunteers, representatives of civil society and volunteering organisations are most welcome.

For further information, contact us at info(at)dialoguecafe.org

 

Oct

8

Youth 4 Peace 0 Reply

youth 4 peace

The United Nations Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security[1], adopted by the Security Council on 9 December 2015, recognizes the role young people play in the keeping and promoting international peace and security, key to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals. In this framework, dialogue and exchange are key vehicles for the success of peace.

The engagement of youth in intercultural dialogue and practices of exchange, networking, and active participation is crucial for the prevention and resolution of conflict. Young people have wonderful creative skills and capacities to develop bridges based on the commons, use tools to promote dialogue and to engage in social.

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Sep

18

3rd Sector leaders – financial sustainability challenges for the future 0 Reply

3rd sector leaders

Third sector is composed by organisations that are neither public sector nor private sector, and includes voluntary and community organisations registered such as charities, associations, community groups, social enterprises, or even co-operatives. They are connected to people and their needs but can act at the local or international level.

Their main mission is to bring social change and achieve social goals, hence they are called as non-profit organisations. However, financial sustainability is one of the main challenges they have been traditionally confronting.

Dialogue Café Association and its members accord a relevant importance to the third sector as its main purpose is to serve to non-profit and civil society organisations, connect them and create bridges in order to promote intercultural dialogue and social innovation.

With this purpose, we are organising a session focused on the 3rd sector and its challenges in terms of financial sustainability and invite third sector leaders to share their thoughts and also good practices with this regard. Some of the questions to be shared and reflected are:

  • How leaders deal with financial challenges to sustain third sector organisations.
  • What mechanisms and instruments should exist to support their action and sustain de organisation life?

Participation is free and open.

Provisional programme

  • Marta Alter, Diretora TĂ©cnica do Agrupamento Monte – DC Evora
  • Paulo Resende da Silva, Diretor do Departamento de GestĂŁo da Universidade de Évora + 6 a 8 alunos de mestrado – DC Evora
  • Tiago Albaroado, Presidente da UDIPSS Évora – DC Evora

 

 

 

Contacts for registration and detailed information

Dialogue Café Association - Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

Dialogue Café Évora – Margarida Oliveira / Eugénio de Almeida Foundation (margarida.oliveira@fea.pt) & Ana Rita Valido / ADRAL Agency (ana.valido@adral.pt)

Dialogue CafĂ© Cidade de Praia – Indira Pires (ipires@institutopedropires.org.cv)

Jun

12

Fab Labs Good Practices on promoting entreprising and innovation 0 Reply

fab labs support in entreprising

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May

21

Makers, sustainability, marketplaces and regional development 0 Reply

Makers, sustainability, marketplaces and regional development

UNESCO identifies handicrafts as a set of products that “are produced by craftsmen, completely handcrafted or with the help of hand or mechanical tools, provided the direct manual contribution of the artisan is the most substantial component of the finished product” and recognises that “the special nature of handicrafts derives from their distinctive traits, which may be utilitarian, aesthetic, artistic, creative, culturally significant, decorative, functional, traditional, religious, and socially symbolic and meaningful.”

Local craft makers contribute to innovation and economic growth in their regions through the application of old techniques, through the development of new products. Are they fulfilling the mission of engagement between business and regional identity? How they do it?

The Eugenio de Almeida Foundation, one of Dialogue CafĂ© Evora host and manager of the programme “Powering Arts and Crafts” proposes to organise a session on Makers, sustainability, marketplaces and regional development, which will take place on 28 May from 15h to 17h London time.

The session will bring together experts, makers, local and regional authorities, owners of marketplaces to discuss and share concrete knowledge.

Programme

  • Dialogue CafĂ© Lisboa – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
    • Ana Margarida Ferreira, PhD, IADE Universidade Europeia
    • Fatima Az-Zahra Durkee, Founder of Passa ao Futuro Project
    • Bernardo Gaeiras, Executive Director of Fab Lab Lisboa and Creative Hub Mouraria
    • Filipe Themudo Barata, UNESCO Chair in Intangible Heritage and Traditional Know-How

     Dialogue Café Évora – Social Innovation Centre of the Eugenio de Almeida Foundation (EAF)

    • Carla LĂŁ-Branca, “Powering Arts & Crafts Book – Roteiro para apoio Ă  artesĂŁos”, FEA – apresentação manual para os makers
    • Maria Manuela Pais Rosa Pina, Maker
    • Ana Figueiredo, Maker
    • InĂŞs Paulino, Maker
    • Helder Cavaca, Maker

    Dialogue Café Évora – ADRAL Alentejo Regional Development Agency

 

For further information, contact us !

Dialogue Café Lisbon (at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

Dialogue Café Évora (at ADRAL & at FEA Social Innovation Centre) – Ana Rita Valido (ADRAL) (ana.valido@adral.pt) & Inês Gonçalves (FEA) (ines.goncalves@fea.pt)

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Hi Ashique, Thank you for your interest! Our cycle is finalised but more sessions on crafts will take place at Dialogue Cafe. For instance you can visit our profil in vimeo and attend online some sessions recorded. https://vimeo.com/dcafe Otherwise we plan to publish a book with the recommendations and findings of our discussions on crafts. Keep posted! Thanks again for your interest DC team
daliasendra on 2019.07.29