Apr

12

Exchange of Repair Cafés 0 Reply

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 Café was held at Fine Wood Theater, Amsterdam-West. Following these two steps, the Repair Café Foundation was set up on 2 March 2010 in order to support local groups in setting up their own Repair Cafés. The network of Repair Cafés, continuously and strongly growing includes over 1100 Repair Cafés 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 Cafés, Dialogue Café 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 Cafés.

 

Cycle on Social Entrepreneurship

 

The session will be held on 4 May from 15h to 17h London time.

For more information, contact us!

 

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.

 

Feb

29

Workshop on Social media tools for activism and social change! 0 Reply

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.

 

2016 Youth HHRR Activism S1_05

 

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 (Fundação 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

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).

DC_Session – 2016 – Women Empowerment Creative Industries_Programme
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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

Nov

5

Fundraising and partnerships: social entrepreneurship in creative sectors. 0 Reply

Following the two amazing first sessions of the Cycle on “Creative Hubs and entrepreneurship as vehicle for social change”, the first one introducing the existing potential link between creative and social entrepreneurship, and the second one analysing hub managers and entrepreneurs competences and challenges; we are organising a third session which will take place next Tuesday 10 November from 15h00 to 16h30 (London time), on fundraising and partnerships.

 

DC Creative Hubs S2 05

 

This session will allow us to discuss about opportunities and innovative methods to fundraise our projects on social entrepreneurship. In this framework, can be cooperation, barter, exchanges of services, partnerships, a source for fundraising our ideas? and if yes, how best?

Among many other participants, special speakers will include:

In DC Lisbon (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian):

In DC Novi Pazar (Centar Duga):

  • DĹľenan Narović, NVO Front

In DC Rio de Janeiro (UCAM – University):

  • Marcos AndrĂ©, Representative of Rio Criativo and Professor at the University Candido Mendes.

If you would like to share your views on this issue and present your experiences,

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More info at daliasendra (at) casadoregalo (dot) pt

 

Oct

20

Becoming Entrepreneur and Hub Manager: creative smoothie of competences 0 Reply

 

Our cycle on Creative Hubs and Entrepreneurship for Social Change started today with a great introductory session about creative hubs and social entrepreneurship.

DC Creative Hubs Social Entrepreneurship S1 01

Our wonderful participants, representing different types of organisations such as ADDICT, Fermenta NGO, Portuguese Entrepreneurs, NVO Front and SEDA (Regional Development Agency of SandĹľak) shared their views and experiences about the development of creative and social entrepreneurship in Portugal and Serbia. Different scenarios but same needs: inspiration, competences, sustainability, fundraising and networking opportunities. Topics that will be raised in the following sessions of this cycle.

For this purpose, the second session of this cycle will be focused on the competences and abilities the entrepreneurs need to ensure in order to provide a successful implementation of their ideas. For sure we´ll discuss a lot about the challenges and the difficulties entrepreneurs and hub managers face everyday but also we´ll share innovative ideas, creative solutions, a lot of hope and great inspiration for them.

The participants of this session will include entrepreneurs as Susana Antonio from Fermenta NGO and Ana Margardida Ferreira from IADE Creative University in Lisbon. Representatives from Rio Criativo will join us in DC Rio de Janeiro and other participants in DC Novi Pazar.

DC- Creative Hubs S2 – 27 October Invitation

DC- Creative Hubs S2 – 27 October Programme

For more information, you can contact us at: daliasendra (at) casadoregalo.pt

Do not hesitate, Join Us and Share your Experiences!

 

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Thank Vanessa! We are very excited with this session. Thank you for joining us. More details will be shared very soon!.
daliasendra on 2017.04.11