We seem to have forgotten that we can repair things. Our current model of consumption invite us to buy new things even before thinking we can repair them so that things are also produced following short-life expectation. However, in 2009 a new concept was developed by Martine Postma and the first Repair CafĂ© was held at Fine Wood Theater, Amsterdam-West. Following these two steps, the Repair CafĂ© Foundation was set up on 2 March 2010 in order to support local groups in setting up their own Repair CafĂ©s. The network of Repair CafĂ©s, continuously and strongly growing includes over 1100 Repair CafĂ©s operating around the world.
With the aim of promoting mutual learning by bringing together different Repair Cafes from the world as well as stimulating the dissemination of this concept in order to promote the opening of new Repair CafĂ©s, Dialogue CafĂ© Network is organising an Exchange session of Repair Cafes in the framework of the Cycle on Social Entrepreneurship so that, social entrepreneurs motivated with the idea of promoting sustainable societies and community development will have access to experiences and mutual learning to open new Repair CafĂ©s.
The session will be held on 4 May from 15h to 17h London time.
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Social entrepreneurship and social innovation are at the heart of the Dialogue CafĂ© Association mission. The recommendations received during the sessions organised in 2015 on womenÂ´s empowerment through creative industries and onÂ 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 toÂ 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 implementedÂ in 2017. The cycle will address challenges and issues previously identified by the participants and partners of Dialogue CafĂ© 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.
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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;Â March 2017.
- Debate on What design can do for social change?;Â April 2017
- Global Exchange of Repair Cafes;Â May2017.
- New Challenges for Social Entrepreneurs: Conference on Circular Economy;Â 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 informationÂ
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Dialogue CafĂ© 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.Â
The session will take place next 02 February 2017 from 15h to 16h30 London time.
Dialogue CafĂ©s joining this initiative are Cidade de Praia (Pedro Pires Institute for Leadership),Â Evora (ADRAL), Lisbon (Calouste Gulbekian Foundation),Â andÂ Novi Pazar (Center Duga).
Special initiatives joining this session are:
- Dialogue CafĂ© Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a LideranĂ§a):Â
- Luis Pedro Duarte, TEDx Praia Partnership and Projects Coordinator at GeraĂ§ĂŁoÂ B-Bright Youth Organisation.
- GraĂ§a Sanches, Professor of history and Activist on gender issues
- Bernardino GonĂ§alves, Volunteer at â€śYouth for Peaceâ€ť Movement
- Dialogue CafĂ© Ă‰vora (ADRAL):
- Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation):
- Dialogue CafĂ© Novi Pazar (Centar Duga):
Join us and meet inspiring people and inspiring stories!
For more information, check-out theÂ concept paperÂ 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 28Â July at 17h (London time) betweenÂ Dialogue CafĂ© LisbonÂ 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?Â Is traditional artisanship under the influence of the market? Can design provide new solutions to handicrafts?
Download the latest version of the final programme!
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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, contactÂ theÂ Dialogue CafĂ© AssociatioÂ by 10 May 2016, for more detailed information and registration.
Registration is required and participants shouldÂ participate in all programme consisting in 5 sessions to receive a certificate of participation. The sessions will beÂ scheduled as soon as a minimum of 5 participants is confirmed in each participating Dialogue CafĂ© (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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