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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Nov

9

Craftivism at Dialogue Café! 0 Reply

DC Cycle 2016 - Global Exchange of Craft Makers S11 - Flyer

OVERVIEW

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.

Indeed, in today´s 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. In this context, crafts are also used as language for gentle protest and social change. Indeed, Craftivism is a form of activism addressing anti-capitalism, environmentalism, feminism or any other social issue or cause. Centered on practices of handicrafts, craftivism includes various forms of needlework among many other as ceramics, screen-printing, paperwork, wood, glass, illustration, etc.

In this framework, Dialogue Café Association and its members in Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon, are organising a session on Craftivism with the aim of sharing information about initiatives using crafts a powerful tool for gentle protest, social change, collective empowerment, personal development, but also action, expression and networking. During the session experts, makers and organisations from Portugal, Serbia and Brasil will be invited to present their knowledge, resources and share their experiences.

The session will take place next 23 November from 15h to 17h Lisbon time / 13h to 15h Rio de Janeiro time. 

PROGRAMME

DC Cycle 2016 - Global Exchange of Craft Makers S11 - Brochure 01

DC Cycle 2016 - Global Exchange of Craft Makers S11 - Brochure 02

 

Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – Central Building Room 3):

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar (Centar Duga):

Special connection from Argentina:

With the participation of Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Universidade Candido Mendes)

CONTACTS AND REGISTRATION

Dialogue CafĂ© Association / Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) – Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Candido Mendes University) – Nina Kertzman (dcafe.rio@gmail.com)

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

May

4

Youth participation and their role in conflict transformation – Dialogue CafĂ© Subotica 0 Reply

Youth Participation Conflict Resolution

This session is organised as pilot session in the framework of the Dialogue Café Subotica project. It aims at sharing knowledge on how to develop and to create opportunities for promoting youth participation and active role in managing conflict situations by strengthening their social skills, capacity of dialogue, mediation, negotiation and cooperation. In this framework, good practices and tools implemented in this field by international organisations, NGOs, local and national authorities, will be presented during the session in order to promote mutual learning and good practices exchange.

 

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

 

In this framework, good practices and tools implemented in this field by international organisations, NGOs, local and national authorities, will be presented during the session in order to promote mutual learning and good practices exchange.

The session will take place on 17 May 2017 from 15h to 17h London time and will be organised in the framework of the launching process of Dialogue CafĂ© Subotica. The third Dialogue CafĂ© to be opened in Serbia thanks to the partnership developed with United Nations Associations Serbia – UNA Serbia and the cooperation of local partners.

At the session the participating groups of young members from Novi Pazar and Belgrade that have participated in the activities of the Dialogue Cafes in the two cities. They will with the youth of Subotica share their experiences participating in the DC activities, as well as have an intercultural meeting from the different cities and regions in Serbia.

Download the programme and contact us for further information.

 

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May

4

Sharing Knowledge on Refugees Social Inclusion through Artisanship and Culture 0 Reply

DC Cycle 2016 - Global Exchange of Craft Makers S8 - Flyer

 

According to the UNHCR, the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide reached 59.5 million at the end of 2014, the highest level since World War II with a 40% increase taking place since 2011. More than a million forcibly displaced people, migrants and refugees, crossed into Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggled to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people. Ensuring their integration and full participation in the economic, social, and political life of the society in which they live is a right that needs to be ensured if we wish to guarantee their social inclusion and the observance of their human rights.

In several contexts, arts and culture, more specifically traditional artisanship have been used as vehicle for displaced people social inclusion as making things by hand using centuries-old techniques and traditional knowhow might firstly, promote their empowerment and integration through employment opportunities and self-confidence increase; secondly, contribute to the preservation of intangible cultural heritage in need of safeguarding because of forced migrations and conflicts.

In the framework of the Global Exchange of Crafts Makers, Dialogue Café Association is organising this session with the aim of sharing knowledge and promoting mutual learning on how artisanship can be used to promote displaced people social inclusion and the preservation of intangible cultural heritage. With this purpose concrete initiatives being implemented will share their experiences and serve as inspiration for other organisations working in those fields.

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.

The session will take place next 25 May from 15h to 17h London time.

PROGRAMME[1]

Moderator: Dalia Sendra, Dialogue Café Association

Artisanship: empowering people, preserving know-how:

  • Flore de Taisne & Edmund Le Brun, Ishkar, Paris

Facing together the challenge of ensuring refugees social inclusion:

Artisanship as vector for refugees’ social inclusion. Sharing European experiences. 

 

[1] provisional version

For further information contact us!