Oct

20

Becoming Entrepreneur and Hub Manager: creative smoothie of competences 0 Reply

 

Our cycle on Creative Hubs and Entrepreneurship for Social Change started today with a great introductory session about creative hubs and social entrepreneurship.

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Our wonderful participants, representing different types of organisations such as ADDICT, Fermenta NGO, Portuguese Entrepreneurs, NVO Front and SEDA (Regional Development Agency of SandĆŸak) shared their views and experiences about the development of creative and social entrepreneurship in Portugal and Serbia. Different scenarios but same needs: inspiration, competences, sustainability, fundraising and networking opportunities. Topics that will be raised in the following sessions of this cycle.

For this purpose, the second session of this cycle will be focused on the competences and abilities the entrepreneurs need to ensure in order to provide a successful implementation of their ideas. For sure weÂŽll discuss a lot about the challenges and the difficulties entrepreneurs and hub managers face everyday but also weÂŽll share innovative ideas, creative solutions, a lot of hope and great inspiration for them.

The participants of this session will include entrepreneurs as Susana Antonio from Fermenta NGO and Ana Margardida Ferreira from IADE Creative University in Lisbon. Representatives from Rio Criativo will join us in DC Rio de Janeiro and other participants in DC Novi Pazar.

DC- Creative Hubs S2 – 27 October Invitation

DC- Creative Hubs S2 – 27 October Programme

For more information, you can contact us at: daliasendra (at) casadoregalo.pt

Do not hesitate, Join Us and Share your Experiences!

 

Oct

12

Dialogue Café in the GreenFest 2015 0 Reply

Along 4 days, Dialogue Café Association has been participating in the NGOŽs Fair organised in the framework of the Green Festival 2015, Estoril (Portugal) from 08 to 11 October 2015.

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The opening of the NGOŽs Fair, where Dialogue Cafe has a stand, took place on October 8th. The President of the Gulbenkian Calouste Foundation, Mr. Artur Santos Silva, core partner of the Dialogue Café Association and host of Dialogue Café Lisbon and Dialogue Café Paris, visited our stand together with Mr. Carlos Carreiras, the President of the Municipality of Cascais and Mr. Ove Thorsheim, Ambassador of Norway.

Among many other organisations participating at the NGOŽs Fair, we have promoted Dialogue Café Network and discussed about the powerful tool we have in our hands, with more than hundred interesting people and organisations. Youngsters were excited with Dialogue Café because the idea of discussing with the Other through a video-conferencing system. We presented our work and fields of action (Social Innovation, Sharing Knowledge, Community and Intercultural Dialogue, Entreprise and Entrepreneurship) to people interested in know more about our network.

GreenFest 2015 is full of great activities especially focused on green thinking, social innovation and civic participation, shared objectives of Dialogue Café. Among the NGOŽs participating we found some DC partners such as the Rede de Jovens pela Igualdade, the Academia Ubuntu and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

We really hope that our participation in this great festival will bring nice partners and people to Dialogue Café with new ideas, proposals and will for great joint initiatives and cooperation.

if you wish to share with us your ideas and areas of interest send us back this form (portuguese) and be part of our mailing list.

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Thank you!

Dialogue Cafe

 

Oct

7

Creative Hubs and Entrepreneurship as vehicle for Social Change 0 Reply

“The new development paradigm, where the main factors of economic and social growth are knowledge, creativity, originality and skills, has not only changed the economic structure, but also the concepts of growth and development. The ‘knowledge-based economy’ finds its economic support in creativity and talent, and emphasises cultural industries as a conceptual framework within which growth generators exist.”[1]

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In 2008 the cultural and creative sectors contributed an estimated 4.5 % to EU GDP, and employed some 3.8% of Europe’s workforce[1]. Beyond this direct contribution to jobs and growth, these sectors trigger spill-overs in other areas such as tourism, content for ICT and provide benefits for education, social inclusion and social innovation. They are therefore particularly important as Europe and other regions in the world seek to emerge from the current economic crisis.  With this regard, social entrepreneurship represents an opportunity to attempt to further broad social, cultural and environmental goals by using innovative solutions and measuring performance in positive return to society.

At the same time, there is an important development of creative hubs and business in Europe and worldwide. They are physical or virtual ‘place’ based on collective or co-operative models and on creative, technological or cultural work aiming at supporting the development of companies and projects but also connecting people in networks and creative communities.

The Dialogue CafĂ© Association aims at supporting social entrepreneurship in creative sectors by offering its network to address the challenges faced by creative and social entrepreneurs, providing networking and partnerships opportunities, promoting research and reflection, sharing good practices and case studies as well as supporting the development of social entrepreneur’s competences.

With this purpose, the Dialogue Café Association organise a programme of sessions focused on:

1. Exchanging thoughts on Creative Hubs and Entrepreneurship, vehicle of social change and development (20 October);

2. Becoming Entrepreneur and hub Manager: creative smoothie of competences (27 October);

3. Partnership and Fundraising opportunities for social and creative entrepreneurs (10 November);

4. Good practices and initiatives of social entrepreneurship in creative sectors (11 November);

If you are interested in social entrepreneurship and creativity, sign up, join us and share your experience. 

Spread the word and make a difference!

More info: Dalia Sendra (daliasendra at casadoregalo.pt)

Ref:

[1] “Building a Digital Economy: The importance of saving jobs in the EU’s creative industries”, TERA Consultants, March 2010.

[2] Commission Recommendation on the digitalisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation, C(2011) 7579 final, 27.10.2011

[3] European Creative Hubs Forum, January 2015, Lisbon (Portugal) – www.creativehubs.org

[1] Measuring the Economic contribution of Cultural Industries, A review and assessment of current methodological approaches. 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics Handbook NO. 1, 2009. Link to survey

Jun

10

Youth participation in decision making processes! 7 7

 

Session on Integration of Minorities and Social Cohesion

Session on Integration of Minorities and Social Cohesion

 

The Dialogue CafĂ© 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.

Sign Up !

For more : info at dialoguecafe.org

May

14

Can Countries in transition/development really go fully green and if yes, how best?” 0 Reply

Can countries in transition and development fully go green?, May 26, Évora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro

Can countries in transition and development fully go green?, May 26, Évora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro

 

The Dialogue CafĂ© 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 and the integration of minorities and community cohesion, with the aim of promoting exchange of good practices with other EU countries.

DC Novi Pazar will also lead the organisation of a session on: “Can countries in transition/development really go fully green and if yes, how best?”(May, 26 from 14h00 to 15h30 London time). 

You might think why? why we need to discuss about green societies? Why we need to think green? Well…

We depend on nature. As our societies, economies and cultures have developed, humankind has influenced the environment greatly. As a matter of fact, many nations have built strong industries that helped their economic and social development significantly making them among the most developed nations of the world today. However, our planet suffered in the process. We have created enough problems including greenhouse effects, anthropogenic transformation of ecosystems, natural disasters etc.

Meanwhile, developed nations are today able to go green and prevent the further deterioration of the environment around us. However, is that the case with the developing world? While industrialized nations have the conformity of going green in their already developed economies, is this the case of developing countries and countries in transition? Is it possible to develop a country’s economy as well with green economies as well as it is with traditional sources?

What are the issues faced today by transition/developing countries in the matter of going green? What are the best practices in achieving greater usage of green energy, raising awareness in recycling process and providing more green jobs? How can South-South Cooperation influence this goal positively?

Participants representing governments, civil society and private companies will join us to discuss and exchange views on this issue.

Moderator: Vanja Popovic, UNA-Serbia DC Novi Pazar Project Team member DC Novi Pazar

DC Évora:

  • Mr Rui Barroso, Director General, ADRAL – Alentejo Regional Development Agency – Presenting Smart Cities Alentejo

– DC Lisbon:

  • Ms Hala Shanin, PHD Candidate on Climate Change Policies

DC Novi Pazar:

  • Jovan Protić, National Coordinator for Serbia, International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • Edvin Kovačević, NGO from Novi Pazar “Forum za kreativno delovanje”
  • City of Novi Pazar representative (tbc).

Other participants from DC Rio de Janeiro will join us.

Programme

For more information contact us at: info (at) dialoguecafe.org

May

6

April: Welcoming Novi Pazar and Evora, and much more! 0 Reply

April was an special month for Dialogue Cafe Network.

 

Session on Integration of Minorities, 27 April 2'15

Session on Integration of Minorities, 27 April 2’15

 

April was an important month for Dialogue Cafe Network because DC Novi Pazar (Serbia) and DC Évora (Portugal) joined us and strengthened our global dimension.

Dialogue Cafe has now more than 2000 friends on facebook, a very important achievement for our network. We are very grateful for this support.

The cycle of sessions on changing journalism, changing societies was lauched and we talked about journalism and censorship nowadays (24 April), an important issue if we take into account the findings of the last world press freedom index published by Reporters Without Borders.

Dialogue Cafe also shared initiatives on how to better integrate minorities, in particular the roma community and improve community cohesion (27 April), a common challenge our societies face around the world.

Moreover, in partnersip with the Association Sorrir (Portugal) we smiled and talked about happiness to celebrate the International Day of Smile (28 April). A follow-up training will be developed during the second semester in order to organise a DC Smile Dance.

Our colleagues from DC Novi Pazar smiling during our session on happiness, 28 April 2015

Our colleagues from DC Novi Pazar smiling during our session on happiness, 28 April 2015

We would like to thank all the partners and participants who joined us and debated with us.

Thank You!