Social entrepreneurship and social innovation are at the heart of the Dialogue Caf√© Association mission. The recommendations received during the sessions organised in 2015 on women¬īs 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 Caf√© 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 clich√©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.
Dialogue Caf√© network is organising a exciting session for changemakers and social transformers; people who invest their creativity, knowledge, competences and love for bringing social change to our societies. This amazing exchange is the first session organised in the framework of a new project launched by Dialogue Cafe, a cycle on social entrepreneurship.¬†
The session will take place next 02 February 2017 from 15h to 16h30 London time.
Dialogue Caf√©s joining this initiative are Cidade de Praia (Pedro Pires Institute for Leadership),¬†Evora (ADRAL), Lisbon (Calouste Gulbekian Foundation),¬†and¬†Novi Pazar (Center Duga).
Special initiatives joining this session are:
- Dialogue Caf√© Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Lideran√ßa):¬†
- Luis Pedro Duarte, TEDx Praia Partnership and Projects Coordinator at Gera√ß√£o¬†B-Bright Youth Organisation.
- Gra√ßa Sanches, Professor of history and Activist on gender issues
- Bernardino Gon√ßalves, Volunteer at ‚ÄúYouth for Peace‚ÄĚ Movement
- Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora (ADRAL):
- Dialogue Caf√© Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation):
- Dialogue Caf√© Novi Pazar (Centar Duga):
Join us and meet inspiring people and inspiring stories!
For more information, check-out the¬†concept paper¬†and the programme.
In the framework of the cycle Global Exchange of Crafts Makers, a second global conversation on “Dialogue and conciliation between tradition and design means innovation?” will be held next 28¬†July at 17h (London time) between¬†Dialogue Caf√© Lisbon¬†and Dialogue Cafe Rio de Janeiro.
During this session, participants will debate the borders established between tradition and modernity and how artisans can dialogue between both by playing with design in order to reach innovation and provide an added value to their crafted goods.
How older and young artisans apply tradition and design in their work in each participating country? How can we define the relationship between Designers and Artisans? Is there an interface for a well-balanced and mutually beneficial relationship applicable to worldwide crafts sector?¬†Is traditional artisanship under the influence of the market? Can design provide new solutions to handicrafts?
Download the latest version of the final programme!
For more information contact us!
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 Caf√© 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 Caf√© (Evora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro).
Check-out the DC Training 2016 – Diversity, creativity and innovation within the enterprise – Concept Paper.
Sign Up and Join us!¬†
In the framework of the cycle “Youth Human Rights Activism: beyond social media“, Dialogue Cafe Association is organising a second session focused on social media tools for activism and social change.
This workshop, taking place on 3 March from 15h00 to 16h30 London time, will be coordinated by Ana Pinto Martinho, Journalist and Trainer at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, University Institute of Lisbon (CIES-IUL).
Young activist and change makers are invited to join us in Dialogue Cafe Lisbon (Funda√ß√£o Calouste Gulbenkian – Room 3) and Dialogue Cafe Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University)
Join us and share with us how you use social media and other 4G Technology to promote social change and Human Rights!
For more information, contact us at daliasendra (at) casadoregalo.pt