In the framework of a cooperation agreement established between United Nations Associations of Serbia and the Dialogue CafĂ© Association, the opening of two new Dialogue Cafe in Serbia (Belgrade and Subotica) are planned to be open in Serbia further to the one that is already operational in Novi Pazar. Thanks to this amazing partnership, the Dialogue Cafe network will be strengthen as a whole and its serbian leg consolidated. Dialogue CafĂ© 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, sparking collaborations and stimulating ideas that address the major issues of today. These kinds 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 CafĂ© is a low cost, low carbon solution to the challenge of connecting people who want to share and collaborate for common interests in other parts of the world. It also provides a unique experience. The technology we use at Dialogue CafĂ©, TelePresence, links people through life-size high definition video and sound, allowing them to talk and meet in a context that is as ârealâ as possible despite being located on different sides of the world. As such, Dialogue CafĂ© plays a role as a bridge to the rest of the world: it enables local hosts, and local civil society groups, to share their work, knowledge and ideas and learn from others from around the world.
The Official Opening of Dialogue Cafe Belgrade will take place next 13th December 2016 from 15h to 17h London time. The event will include two parts: firstly, the official opening of DC Belgrade; secondly, a session on “Interethnic and interreligious trust, dialogue and cooperation – the importance of respecting human rights“.
Programme – Official Opening of Dialogue Cafe Belgrade – From 15h to 15h45 London time:
Moderator: Vanja Popovic, UNA Serbia DC Team
Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon (Portugal): Ms. Helena Barroco (Executive Director a.i. of Dialogue CafĂ© Association and Diplomatic Adviser to former President of Portugal, Mr Jorge Sampaio).
Dialogue CafĂ© Belgrade (Serbia): Mr. Milorad Kondic, President of the UNA Serbia, HE Irena Vojackova Solorano, UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia, HE Dragan Zupanjevac, Ambassador in Ministry of Foreign Affairs in charge of the UN and Mr. Nikola Rajicic, Deputy Director, Belgrade Youth office, City of Belgrade.
Dialogue CafĂ© Novi Pazar (Serbia): Ms. Hana Salihagic, Mair Office, Mr. Mirsad Jusufovic, City Council and Mr. Dzemaludin Paucinac, Director of Youth Office of Novi Pazar
Participants from Dialogue CafĂ© Cidade de PraiaÂ (Instituto Pedro Pires para a LideranĂ§a)Â will also take part in this event.
Programme â Session on âInterethnic and interreligious trust, dialogue and cooperation â the importance of respecting human rightsâ â From 15h45 to 17h00 London time
Valuing diversity and building open, inclusive and tolerant societies are major challenges of our times. How can we communicate across differences and manage âcultural distancesâ? How can we develop further âcultural literacyâ as well as increase the capacity to negociate and mediate differences? What are the skills needed to manage well differences and conflict and to generate cross-cultural creativity?
Moderator: Mr. Aleksandar BojiÄ, UNA Serbia DC Team
Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon (Portugal):Â Mr. Nelson Lage, Fondation for the Alliance of Civilisations,Â Ms. Rocio Cervera, Deputy Executive Director of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe,Â Ms. Cristina Milagre, Coordinator for Intercultural Dialogue, Portuguese High Commission for Migration (ACM),Â Ms. Marta Mucznik, PCS â Platform for Sustainable Growth
Participants from Dialogue CafĂ© Cidade de PraiaÂ (Instituto Pedro Pires para a LideranĂ§a)Â Â will also take part in this event.
Join us and share with us this amazing moment for Dialogue Cafe Network!