Feb

19

An equal world is an enabled world. Celebration of the International Day of Women. 0 Reply

women´s day

In the framework of the International Women´s Day 2020 and the #UN75 Anniversary Campaign, Dialogue Café network members are organising a debate focused on equality that will take place next 10 March 2020 from 3pm to 5pm London time.

In this session we will celebrate women´s achievements while speaking out about inequality and common challenges.

With these purposes, relevant women from economic, social, and political fields will join the session and share with us their testimonials of success. In between, a discussion among the challenges we keep confronting as a unequal society will take place.

You are most welcome to join and participate in this amazing celebration.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

Dialogue Café Belgrade (Youth Office)

  • Katarina Milenkovic, DC Belgrade
  • Sanja Popović Pantić, President of the Association of Business Women Serbia
  • Vita Latinovic, CEO Startup pygmy TITAN

Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia (Pedro Pires Institute for Leadership)

  • LĂşcia Cardoso, Musician and entrepreneur
  • Chissana MagalhĂŁes

Dialogue Café Évora – (Eugenio de Almeida Foundation)

  • Magda Camacho, Senior Social Education Technician & Volunteer Coordinator CVP-CHE (PT Red Cross)
  • LĂ©nia Fragoso, President of CPCJ (Commission for the Protection of Children and Youth of Évora)
  • Joana Good da Silva, Volunteer at Eugenio de Almeida Foundation
  • Gabriela Oliveira, Professional Scrum Master e Specialist in Project Management

Dialogue CafĂ© Évora – (ADRAL – Evora Tech)

  • Vanessa DurĂŁo, ADRAL – Alentejo Regional Development Agency
  • VitĂłria Duarte, Support Office for Economic Development of the Municipality of Viana do Alentejo.
  • Teresa Bileu, Senior Technician at ADRAL’s External Promotion Department

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar (Centar Duga)

  • Edina Hećo, MA of English language and literature, Professor in elementary school and English tutor in American Corner Novi Pazar

Dialogue Café Novi Sad (Youth Office)

  • Branislava Aradjan, DC Novi Sad
  • Aristea Stakic, Journalist at RTVojvodina
  • Marija Lukic, Best student award winner

With the participation of Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)!

Women´s Day Programme

#IWD2020 #EachforEqual #UN75

To know more about the session, keep posted or contact us at info(at)dialoguecafe.org

 

 

Dec

9

Youth Standing Up for Human Rights to open a New Dialogue Café in Novi Sad| 0 Reply

Novi Sad Human Rights

 

Within the framework of a cooperation agreement established between United Nations Associations of Serbia and the Dialogue Café Association, the opening of new Dialogue Cafe in Novi Sad is planned for December 12, next to two Dialogue Cafes in Serbia that are already operational, one in Belgrade and one in Novi Pazar. Thanks to this amazing partnership, the Dialogue Cafe network will be strengthen as a whole, but at the same time its branch in Serbia will be stronger.

Dialogue Café 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, new collaborations and stimulating ideas that address the major issues of today. This kind 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 Cafe in Novi Sad will be organized by the United Nations Associations of Serbia with the support of Novi Sad 2019 European Youth Capital and Youth Office Novi Sad. The Official Opening of Dialogue Cafe Novi Sad will take place on December 12, 2019, from 15h to 17h (London time). The official opening will followed by a session focused on Human Rights and Youth with the aim of celebrating the International Human Rights Day.

Programme

Dialogue Café Novi Sad (Serbia): 

  • Mr. Milorad Kondic, President of the UN Association of Serbia
  • HE Françoise Jacob, UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia
  • Mr. Vlastimir Mastilović, Head of the City Management for Sports and Youth, City of Novi Sad
  • Mr. Vukasin Grozdanović, Coordinator of the Novi Sad – European Youth Capital 2019.

Dialogue Café Belgrade (Serbia)

  • Ms. Katarina Velkov, Serbian UN Youth Delegate 2019-2020

Dialogue Café Évora (Portugal)

  • Mr. Henrique Sim Sim, Adviser to the Secretary General of the EugĂ©nio de Almeida Foundation
  • Ms. Margarida Oliveira, Dialogue CafĂ© Évora manager

Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia (Cape Verde)

  • Ms. Indira Pires, Executive Director of the Pedro Pires Institute for Leadership
  • Ms. Djalita Fialho, Member of the Board of the Pedro Pires Institute for Leadership

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar (Serbia)

  • Ms. Farima Durovic, Director of Centar Duga

Dialogue Café Lisbon (Portugal): 

Session on International Human Rights Day on the topic “Youth and Human Rights” (From 15h45 to 17h00 London time)

Human Rights Day[1] is on December 10 – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

2019 Topic: Youth Standing Up for Human Rights.

Under general call to action “Stand Up for Human rights,” we aim to celebrate the potential of youth as agents of change, amplify their voices, and engage global audience in the promotion and protection of rights.
This Human Rights Day, we highlight the role of young people and their participation in social movements in order to stand up for human rights and bring change[2].

Never too young to change the world

  • Youth participation is essential in order to achieve sustainable development for all
  • Youth can play a crucial role in positive change
  • Empowering youth to know better their rights and claim them will bring benefits on global level

#StandUp4HumanRights

  • Human rights are relevant to all of us, every day
  • Our shared humanity is rooted in these universal values
  • Equality, justice and freedom prevent violence and sustain peace
  • Whenever and wherever humanity’s values are abandoned, we all are at greater risk
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all
  • We need to stand up for our rights and those of others.

Programme

Dialogue Café Novi Sad (Serbia): 

Moderator: Mr. Stefan Radoičić, Teaching Assistant at the Law Faculty, University of Novi Sad

  • Ms. Branislava AraÄ‘an, Vice-President of Junior Chamber International – JCI Novi Sad
  • Mr. SrÄ‘an Hromiš, President of European Youth Parliament Serbia
  • Mr. Igor Stojilović, Youth Policy and advocacy coordinator, NGO Center for Youth Work Novi Sad.

Dialogue Café Belgrade (Serbia):

  • Mr. Strahinja Radovanović, UNA Serbia Dialogue CafĂ© Team
  • Mr. Uroš AnÄ‘elković, UNA-Serbia BIMUN Team
  • Ms. Katarina Velkov, Serbian UN Youth Delegate 2019-2020

Dialogue Café Lisbon (Portugal):

 Dialogue Café Novi Pazar (Serbia):

  • Ms. Amina Ĺ emsović, MA in English language and literature, MA in human rights & democracy (ERMA program) and Senior fellow at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.
  • Representative of Cultural Centre Dama

With the participation of Dialogue Café Évora and Cidade de Praia!  

JOIN US AND SHARE WITH US THIS AMAZING MOMENT FOR Dialogue Cafe Network!

[1] https://www.un.org/en/observances/human-rights-day

[2] https://standup4humanrights.org/en/2019/highlights_13.html

Nov

7

Entrepreneurship as a promoter of soft skills – the new young leaders 0 Reply

entrepreneurship and soft skills

 

Soft skills are defined as the interpersonal qualities that do not depend on acquired knowledge – hard skills – and combine different interpersonal abilities, character traits and career attributes, as well as social and emotional intelligence among many others. These capacities are becoming extremely relevant because in the very competitive world we live, such capacities might help you to become a successful candidate from other job seekers. It is about “something” that distinguish you when everyone possesses the same level of knowledge, training, and technical abilities. Some examples of soft skills are: communication skills, leadership, work ethic, creative problem solving, design thinking, time management, conflicts resolution, integrity, flexibility, teamwork, and socioemotional intelligence.

Soft skills are extremely relevant in the field of entrepreneurship because they allow you to connect with costumers, clients, partners and other stakeholders as well as share your ideas and knowledge. Indeed, soft skills might be the key to make your entrepreneurship project successful.

Entrepreneurship is at the heart of Dialogue Café action and many sessions have been organised with the aim of supporting entrepreneurs and sharing knowledge in this field. With this purpose, the Eugenio de Almeida Foundation, one of Dialogue Café Évora hosts, and Dialogue Café Association organise a session aimed at analysing the role of entrepreneurship in promoting soft skills and giving a space to young entrepreneurs to share their testimonials and knowledge.

The session is celebrated in the framework of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, celebrated annually during a week in November “to engage in connecting entrepreneurs with collaborators, mentors and stakeholder groups in order to develop a network of synergistic partners and new opportunities”[1].

For this session, young entrepreneurs and organisations supporting entrepreneurs will be invited to reflect about key soft skills for entrepreneurship and to discuss the following questions, but not limited to:

  • What are the soft skills that new young leaders value?
  • Why are soft skills so valued?
  • Soft skills are as important to the success of our youth as indicators more traditional academics?
  • Soft skills play a key role in the emergence of a business idea and growing a new company?

Programme

Dialogue Café Belgrade – Youth Office

Dialogue CafĂ© Évora – ADRAL | EvoraTech Fab Lab & Eugenio de Almeida Foundation – Social Innovation Centre

  • Carlos Ramos, B-Brincar
  • Nuno Gomes, Consultant on entrepreneurship projects
  • Natália Melo, Specialist on communication and history taking

Dialogue CafĂ© Novi Pazar – Centar Duga

And the involvement of Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) and Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia (Pedro Pires Institute)!

Participation is free and open!

JOIN US! 

Contacts for detailed information

  • Dialogue CafĂ© Association and Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon - Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Belgrade – Biljana Vukosavljevic (unaserbia@gmail.com)   
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Évora – Margarida Oliveira/FEA (margarida.oliveira@fea.pt) & Ana Rita Valido/ADRAL (ana.valido@adral.pt)
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Novi Pazar – Fatima Durovic (fatimadurovic@gmail.com)
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Cidade de Praia – Indira Pires (ipires@institutopedropires.org.cv)

[1] https://www.genglobal.org/

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?

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

Provisional Programme

Dialogue Café Belgrade
- Tijana Čupić, Serbian UN Youth Delegate
- Lenka Tanaskovic, Faculty of Political Science of Belgrade

Dialogue Café Évora

Henrique Sim Sim, Social Innovation Centre, Eugénio de Almeida Foundation

- David Prazeres, President, League of Friends of the Hospital of Evora

Dialogue Café Lisbon

Ana Margarida Ferreira, UNIDCOM/IADE – Research Unit in Design and Communication, IADE-U University Institut of Art, Design and Entreprise

Vítor Simões, 4Change

JoĂŁo Machado, Manager of the Social Innovation Fund, Portugal Social Innovation

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar

– Martina Ilic, Founder, Liliputanke blog

Aida Camovic, Founder, Liliputanke blog

With the participation of other experts in Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia!

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)

 

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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