Empowering the elder! 0 Reply



Cycle on Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship and social innovation are at the heart of Dialogue Caf√© Association mission. The recommendations received during the sessions organised in 2015 on women¬īs empowerment through creative industries and creative hubs and entrepreneurship for social change, and in 2016 on¬†incubation ¬†models for social and creative entrepreneurship: sharing knowledge and testimonials, gave us the opportunity to identify follow-up activities on social entrepreneurship.

In this framework a cycle of sessions on social entrepreneurship will be launched in 2017 with the aim of promoting global exchanges and networking opportunities as well as strengthening youth capacities and skills on social entrepreneurship. The cycle will address, once per month, a topic and challenge previously identified by the community and partners of Dialogue Café Network.

Session¬īs Overview

From ideas to implementation, social innovation initiatives are explicitly designed to meet a recognised social need, drive societal change by providing effective (than existing) solutions and empower beneficiaries by creating new roles, developing new communities, strengthening competences and focusing on their knowledge and capacities.

The application of social innovation strategies in the area of ageing is an interesting approach to tackle the challenges and opportunities of this 21st century main societal issue.

The objective of this session organised by Dialogue Café is in one hand, disseminate social innovation initiatives aimed at empowering elderly implemented in several and different countries; in other hand, provide to social entrepreneurs thinking on working in this field, inspiration and knowledge about good practices.

With this purpose, members of social innovation organisations working in the field of active-ageing and social entrepreneurs will be invited to join us and participate in this discussion.


Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) 

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Candido Mendes University):


Dialogue Café Lisbon / Dialogue Café Association РDalia Sendra (

Dialogue Caf√© Rio de Janeiro ‚Äď Nina Kertzman (




Business Development & Internationalisation for Crafts Makers! 2 2

Dialogue Café is come back with interesting and useful sessions!


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In the framework of our cycle¬†Global Exchange of Crafts Makers,¬†Dialogue Caf√©s based in √Čvora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro will organise a session on “Business Development and internationalisation” with the aim of providing makers with key information on how to strengthen their business and promote its development at the international level, as well as sharing information on business sustainability and shared business strategies.

During the session experts, makers and organisations from Portugal and Brasil will be invited to present their knowledge, resources and share their experiences.

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The session will take place next 26 October from 15h to 17h London time in our respective locations: 

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Jornalismo em Língua Portuguesa 0 Reply

Os pa√≠ses de l√≠ngua portuguesa n√£o t√™m uma tradi√ß√£o de partilha de tem√°ticas jornal√≠sticas e em muitos casos s√£o raramente abordados nos √≥rg√£os de comunica√ß√£o social dos outros pa√≠ses. Contribuir para compreender as din√Ęmicas do jornalismo em cada um dos pa√≠ses de forma a poder contribuir para uma maior coopera√ß√£o ou colabora√ß√£o entre eles √© um objetivo importante para o contexto da l√≠ngua portuguesa. No seguimento do ciclo sobre jornalismo j√° iniciado e trabalho em v√°rias sess√Ķes do Dialogue Caf√©, propomos afunilar esta discuss√£o a um p√ļblico mais espec√≠fico e que representa o futuro, propomos por isso o trabalho com estudantes de jornalismo de Cabo Verde, Brasil e Portugal.

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Os objetivos desta primeira sess√£o s√£o a) p√īr o √Ęmbito acad√©mico do jornalismo de Cabo Verde, Brasil e Portugal a discutir quest√Ķes base do jornalismo, fazendo a contextualiza√ß√£o do que passa no sector em cada um dos pa√≠ses; b) contribuir para o networking de jornalismo dos tr√™s pa√≠ses com vista a poss√≠veis colabora√ß√Ķes e coopera√ß√£o.


Moderação: Ana Pinto Martinho, CIES РCentro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia РISCTE-IUL

 Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia: 

  • Margarida Fontes, Jornalista, Televis√£o de Cabo Verde
  • Carlos Santos, Jornalista e Director da Inforpress, Ag√™ncia Caboverdiana de Not√≠cias

 Dialogue Café Lisboa:

 Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro:

Para inscri√ß√Ķes e mais informa√ß√Ķes, podem contactar a Associa√ß√£o Dialogue Caf√©.




What Design Can Do 4 Social Change! 0 Reply

Design and innovation have a huge impact on society well beyond the creative industries ‚Äď finding solutions to problems that affect every aspect of our lives. It is about rethinking and re engaging existing paradigms to stimulate new futures. Questioning the global context of design, consumption & production can bring us to sustainable solutions and social change. Design and innovation include different perspectives: eco-design tools, design-led thinking tools and methods of developing project and programme strategies. Schools of Design need to provide to students with technical knowledge and skills to achieve more sustainable interventions, encourages design-led thinking and innovation through first-hand experiences from business, engineering and design perspectives.

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The objective of this session organised between the IADE European University (Lisbon) and Dialogue Café Association is to share knowledge and promote mutual learning on what design can do for social change.

With this purpose, during the session the IADE European University (Lisbon) and the Paris College of Arts (Paris) will present research and initiatives developed and address the main challenge of how can we improve social change by applying methodologies of design-thinking and/or product design.

Students of design, social entrepreneurs, designers and any person interested in making changes happen are welcome to join us and participate in this discussion.


The role of research on promoting Design for Social Change and Sustainable Innovation:

Design strategies for social change and community development

Case study projects of applied design research

  • Jo√£o Bernarda, Collaborative Design Methodologies Empowers Resilience of Communities, IADE European University, Lisbon
  • Hugo Rocha, Paradigm shift in Design Education to boost Strategic Innovations, Sustainable Solutions and Social Change, IADE European University, Lisbon

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Read the biographies of the participants and the abstracts of the projects to be presented!

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Business models for Social Entrepreneurs 0 Reply

Social entrepreneurship initiatives have been growing fast in the latest years moved by the desire of changing the world, gathering knowledge and resources, making changes happen. New entrepreneurs are born every day motivated for bringing social change to their communities. However, as discussed during the first session of this cycle on social entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurs need to have some competences and resources, among them basic knowledge on business and organisation models.

During the session experts based in Portugal and Cape Verde will address entrepreneurs doubts and questions regarding ‚Äúwhat¬īs a business model, business activity versus social activity, social entreprises models existing in different countries. The objective is to clarify concepts and analyse together with social entrepreneurs the best business model they can use to launch their projects by taking into advantages and disadvantages.


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With this purpose a session on business models for social entrepreneurs will take place on 30 May from 15h to 17h London time. Dialogue Caf√©s participating are DC Lisbon (Funda√ß√£o Calouste Gulbenkian), DC √Čvora (EvoraTech Fab Lab da ADRAL) and DC Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Lideran√ßa). The session will take place in Portuguese.


  • Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora (√ČvoraTech by ADRAL):¬†
    • Daniel Janeiro, √ČvoraTech/ADRAL
  • Dialogue Caf√© Lisbon (Funda√ß√£o Calouste Gulbenkian):¬†
    • Nuno Januario, AlmaPhotography, Universidade Lus√≠ada¬†
  • Dialogue Caf√© Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Lideran√ßa):¬†
    • Samir Pereira, Director da Startup Grind Praia

 For further information and registration contact us.




Youth participation and their role in conflict transformation РDialogue Café 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 Café Subotica. The third Dialogue Café to be opened in Serbia thanks to the partnership developed with United Nations Associations Serbia РUNA 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.

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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. 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