Jan

26

Cycle on Social Entrepreneurship 0 Reply

Cycle on Social Entrepreneurship

 

Overview

Social entrepreneurship and social innovation are at the heart of the Dialogue Café Association mission. The recommendations received during the sessions organised in 2015 on women´s empowerment through creative industries and on creative hubs and entrepreneurship as vehicle for social change, and in 2016 on incubation models for social and creative entrepreneurship: sharing knowledge and testimonials, gave us the opportunity to identify the need of organising follow-up activities focused social entrepreneurship. Activities including exchanges, networking opportunities, trainings, conferences and seminars.

In this framework and with the aim of promoting global exchanges and networking opportunities, as well as strengthening youth capacities and skills on social entrepreneurship, a cycle on social entrepreneurship will be implemented in 2017. The cycle will address challenges and issues previously identified by the participants and partners of Dialogue Café Network.

With this project we aim at stregthening youth entrepreneurs capacities, developing networking opportunities, promoting global exchanges, identifying good practices, addressing the needs of social entrepreneurs and developing a global community on social entrepreneurship around Dialogue Cafe Network.

Source: The Inspiring Entreprise

 

How the cycle will be implemented?

Activities will be organised each month (with exception of holidays periods) and will alternate, conferences, debates, exchanges and meetings. The topics proposed are:

 

  • Becoming a change-maker, 2 February 2017
  • Conference on Business models for Social Entrepreneurs: removing clichĂ©s and clarifying concepts: association, social entreprise, cooperatives; March 2017.
  • Debate on What design can do for social change?; April 2017
  • Global Exchange of Repair Cafes; May2017.
  • New Challenges for Social Entrepreneurs: Conference on Circular Economy; June 2017
  • Fab Labs Exchange: sharing knowledge and challenges; September 2017
  • Celebrating the old persons day by sharing social entrepreneurship initiatives aimed at empowering the elder; October 2017
  • Meeting the Angels: fundraising opportunities for social entrepreneurs; November 2017
  • Sharing knowledge on Social Entrepreneurship: Latest research findings, December 2017.

 

Registration and Further information 

For further information and registration, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Nov

9

Incubation models for social & creative entrepreneurship: Sharing knowledge and testimonials 0 Reply

A vibrant and diverse social enterprise incubation landscape has been rapidly evolving over the last years. Incubators and accelerators have been pioneers in successfully combining support services including mentoring, funding, business development and infrastructure, to support the emergence of innovative social enterprises and start-ups. In this framework, social and creative entrepreneurship has also found a place and the support from different specialised incubators. Variations in the focus of social incubators have also led to emergence of unique operating and financing models of these social enterprise incubators.

 

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As follow-up of the cycle on social and creative entrepreneurship organised by Dialogue Café in 2015, we would like to launch an knowledge exchange session with the main purpose of review the existing incubation models in the social and creative sector, provide an opportunity to exchange practices and promote networking between social enterprise incubators and other eco-system players from across the world.

With this objective incubators and projects incubated working in the social and creative sector will be invited to participate in this session and share challenges and experiences.

The session will take place in portuguese and will join participants in Dialogue Cafe Lisboa (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) and Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University).

Special organisations will join is in Évora: ADRAL and Lisbon: Fab Lab and Creative Hub Mouraria!

For more information download the concept paper and the programme.

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Nov

8

Sustainable clothing vs Fast fashion 2 2

Each week we discover something new about the negative impact the fast fashion industry is having in people´s live and our planet, because the abuse of resources, human and naturals. Confronting this challenge, people, aware and committed, decide to engage and be part of a global or local change. Our commitment for a better future may come from different routes, changing our consumption way of life, thinking about the impact of our daily life, or why not, sewing our own clothes.

The DIY (Do It Yourself) movement and attitude is growing faster for some years now. The list of introductory workshops offered, creative sewing magazines sold, and number of interactions on Pinterest focused on DIY tips, are only few, but strong indicators of the power this movement is acquiring globally. Nevertheless, the DIY movement is having greater impact and seems to serve as powerful injection of motivation for creativity. What started as a hobby becomes stronger and more stable with business projection. The number of makers and sustainable aimed fashion projects increased, but it is this trend having a real impact on the fast fashion industry? Which are the other elements having an influence in the development of sustainable fashion initiatives?

 

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In the framework of the Global Exchange of Crafts Makers launched in April 2016, Dialogue Café Association is organising a global conversation on “Sustainable clothing, it´s the DIY movement a response to fast fashion?”.

The session will take place on 29 November from 15h to 17h London time and will connect DCs based in Dialogue Cafe Lisboa (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) and Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University).

Special speakers will join us in:

Dialogue Café Lisbon:

Diana Pais, Founder of Cose Mais and Miss Castelinhos; Teresa Carvalheira, Board Member of Fashion Revolution Portugal; Joana Tadeu, Co-Founder of A Montra / The Window Sustainable Curators; RĂ©mi, Director of Charivari Lab; Ana Rita Albuquerque from VOLUME Atelier; and Sara Mazurca of Mazurca Handmade.

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Brazil):

Michelle Narita, Co-Founder of Slow Down Fashion, Helena Rocha from Pipa Social, and SĂ­lvia Blumberg from SĂ­lvia Blumberg Joias.

Makers, creative and engaged people are invited to participate in this debate and discuss about how the DIY movement can, in one hand, fight against the impact the fast fashion has in our planet, in other hand, strengthen sustainable clothing initiatives.

For more information about the session download the concept paper and the programme!

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Apr

26

Call for Expression of Interest: Training on Diversity, creativity and innovation with the enterprise 0 Reply

We are now looking to schedule further trainings for 2016 on diversity, creativity and innovation within the enterprise; youth transforming conflict; peacebuilding and intercultural dialogue; social entrepreneurship and changemaking to ensure that the members of our network have access to non-formal and informal trainings in order to promote social innovation and intercultural dialogue in our societies, main objective of Dialogue CafĂ© network.In this framework, in May 2016, Dialogue CafĂ© Association will organise a training programme on “Diversity, creativity and innovation within the enterprise” for young adults/students interested in decision making, management and business.This training is part of the Entreprise pilar of Dialogue CafĂ© programme.

 

Call for interest - Diversity creativity innovation within the entreprise

 

We wish to ensure that training sessions are organised according to demand and interest. If you or representatives from your organisation/company would consider attending this training, contact the Dialogue Café Associatio by 10 May 2016, for more detailed information and registration.

Registration is required and participants should participate in all programme consisting in 5 sessions to receive a certificate of participation. The sessions will be scheduled as soon as a minimum of 5 participants is confirmed in each participating Dialogue Café (Evora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro).

Check-out the DC Training 2016 – Diversity, creativity and innovation within the enterprise – Concept Paper.

 

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Apr

20

Are crafts a promising creative sector for development? Sharing thoughts and experiences 0 Reply

 

In the framework of the cycle Global Exchange of Craft Makers, a first session on “Are crafts a promising creative sector for development? Sharing thoughts and experiences” will be organised next 24 May from 17h to 18h30 connecting cities of Évora, Lisbon, and Rio de Janeiro. 

 

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During this session, special speakers and participants will analyse the opportunities and challenges this sector presents in each of the participating countries for the development of their societies. Different development dimensions, cultural, education, economic and social, will be addressed during the session, which will serve as introductory session for the whole cycle.

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For more information, kindly contact Dialogue Cafe Association.

 

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Feb

24

Women´s Empowerment through Creative Industries 2 2

 

Source: http://economia.icaew.com

Source: http://economia.icaew.com

“Creative industries are those industries that have their origin in individual creativity, skill, and talent, and have potential for job creation through the generation and exploitation of ideas or imagination. Using this broad definition, creative industries range from advertising and social media to the likes of agribusiness, design, and handicrafts. Creative industries provide a platform to support the sustained empowerment of women. In communities across the world, rich cultural value and traditional designs have been protected and nurtured by women through creative industries.”[1]

 

The rise of the creative industries presents significant opportunities for transforming women´s energy into new ideas, organisation and a future vision for societies. The sessions will address some of the critical policy approaches that are required to promote creative entrepreneurship among women and young women.

With this purpose, the Dialogue Café Association offer its network to address the challenges faced by women in terms of employment and opportunities for entrepreneurship within the creative sector and to reinforce networking opportunities.

Based on the main recommendations identified by international organisations such as UNCTAD[1], UNIDO and UNESCO, the Dialogue Café Network organises a session on women´s empowerment through creative industries focused on the following topics:

  • Women´s participation in Creative Industries.
  • Creative Young Women: sharing testimonials, needs and added value.
  • Good practices, Partnerships and Networking.

PROGRAMME

The session will take place next Thursday 24 March from 15h00 to 16h30 London time connecting DCs in Évora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar and Rio de Janeiro.

Dialogue Café Lisbon (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian):

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar (Centar Duga):

  • Misala Zukorlić, Cordinator in creative workskops for kids, ZVRK
  • Daniela Roglić, Manager in fashion and event decoration studio ATELJE
  • Benida Ćorović, Creative Director in INKO-home art
  • Irma Totic Nokić, Fashion designer

Dialogue Café Évora (ADRAL): 

Other participants will join us in Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University).

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[1] United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

[1] UNIDO GENDER Newsletter No. 4

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

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

[4] Creative Europe Programme

[5] United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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Hello Veronique, Thanks for your interest! Of course, the session is free. I´m adding your name to the list of participants. Can you please let me know in which DC you will join us? this session is taking place in Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation), Evora (ADRAL), Novi Pazar (Centar Duga) and Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Liderança). Obrigada
daliasendra on 2017.01.30