Nov

19

New Dialogue Caf√© Hub at Social Innovation Centre in √Čvora 0 Reply

Last Friday 16 November 2018, the Eugenio de Almeida Foundation partner and host of Dialogue Caf√© Evora, inaugurated a new Social Innovation Centre. An area of ‚Äč‚Äčcommunity – of communities – articulated with regional, national and international institutions, public and private, and aimed at¬†offering a diversified and consistent support and dynamism to innovative social initiatives, based on creativity and co-creation, generating true transformation and social impact. The inauguration was chaired by¬†Minister of the Presidency and Administrative Modernisation, Ms. Maria Manuel Leit√£o Marques and the EAF, Secretary General, Ms. Maria do C√©u Ramos.

The Social Innovation Centre, which is placed at √Čvora’s Historic Centre of the Eug√©nio de Almeida Foundation, will develop a strong program of training, promotion, incubation and acceleration of social entrepreneurship initiatives, in parallel with the continuity of the role of facilitator and pollinator of all the ecosystem of social innovation in the Alentejo.

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A new room of Dialogue Café Evora has been opened at the Social Innovation Centre thanks to the partnership established with Eugenio de Almeida Foundation and ADRAL Regional Agency for the Alentejo region.

 

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In this framework activities, we aim at providing more support to social entrepreneurs and sharing more knowledge on social innovation.

 

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Know more about the amazing Social Innovation Centre at EAF website.

 

 

Oct

24

Social Innovation Initiatives Supporting NEETs 0 Reply

BACKGROUND

Engaging Europe’s young people as possible in the world of work, is one of the major challenges the European Union, and other regions of the world, face nowadays. High levels of youth unemployment and thus disengagement among young people are direct consequences of the global economic crisis suffered in the latest years, but are not the only factors.

Since 2010, the term NEET has been used at the policy level to describe young people not in employment, education or training. At the EU level a percentage of 14.2% of the population aged 15‚Äď29[1]. While at the global level NEETs varies widely according to both location and sex. According to the ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth 2017 report[2], young women are over three times more likely to be NEET than young men (34% of young women against 10% of young man are NEETs). Indeed, the proportion of youth NEET global estimation is 28.1%, 76.9 per cent of which are female.

NEETS INTEGRATION THROUGH SOCIAL INNOVATIONAIM

In this context, Dialogue Caf√© Association and its network members would like to analyse how social innovation can support NEET¬ī social inclusion and present initiatives community initiatives helping young people to change depressed NEET situations. Initiatives targeting and providing individualized and tailored attention and service to young people at risk of exclusion will be shared in this international session.

This session will allow us to debate on issues concerning prevention of this situation, the resources that need to be mobilised at the local level, as well as the mechanisms that must be promoted to offer better opportunities and solutions to young people.

The session will take place on 29 November 2018 from 15h to 17h London time and will join participants based in different cities such as √Čvora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro!

Provisional Programme

Dialogue Café Lisbon (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian):

Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora (Eug√™nio de Almeida Foundation):¬†

 Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (UCAM Universidade):

Contact us for further information at info@dialoguecafe.org

 [1] European Commission Reference

[2] ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth 2017 Report: ‚ÄúPaths to a better working future‚ÄĚ – https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/books/global-employment-trends/WCMS_598669/lang–en/index.htm

 

 

 

Sep

10

Fab Labs Exchange! 0 Reply

Fab Labs Global Exchange

Fab Labs are much more than small-scale workshops offering digital fabrication services, these laboratories has shown an incredible potential to empower individuals, promoting maker culture and developing an open source movement that has an extremely powerful impact at the local level in the community. Moreover, Fab Labs offer to their communities the possibility of experimenting, learning and testing prototypes tailored to local or personal needs. Around Fab Labs movements and networks sharing same philosophy and technology are developed in cities around the globe.

Beside the important role, Fab Labs play as makerspaces, it¬īs crucial to support their capacities in terms of knowledge exchange, community sharing, markets and fab economy development as well as networking at the local, regional, national and international level. With this purpose, initiatives where fab labs and individuals can potentially share resources, funding, collaborations and expertise might be a strategic field of intervention for organisation such as Dialogue Caf√©.

In this framework, Dialogue Café Association and its members will join efforts to bring together several representatives from Fab Labs based in those cities so that, they can share experiences, expertise and networking opportunities. During this session, users, makers, experts and organisations working with fab labs will be invited to present their thoughts and experiences. Following those presentations, a discussion on networking will take place with the aim of identifying follow-up activities and partnership opportunities.

Special guest: Norella Coronell, Fab Forum International Coordinator, Special Projects Consultant, Fab Foundation

¬†Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora (√ČvoraTech ADRAL):¬†

 Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation):

 Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Candido Mendes University):

With the participation of João Milheiro, Fab Lab Aldeias de Xisto

You can download the programme: Fab Labs Exchange_programme.

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May

15

Business models for Social Entrepreneurs 0 Reply

Social entrepreneurship initiatives have been growing fast in the latest years moved by the desire of changing the world, gathering knowledge and resources, making changes happen. New entrepreneurs are born every day motivated for bringing social change to their communities. However, as discussed during the first session of this cycle on social entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurs need to have some competences and resources, among them basic knowledge on business and organisation models.

During the session experts based in Portugal and Cape Verde will address entrepreneurs doubts and questions regarding ‚Äúwhat¬īs a business model, business activity versus social activity, social entreprises models existing in different countries. The objective is to clarify concepts and analyse together with social entrepreneurs the best business model they can use to launch their projects by taking into advantages and disadvantages.

 

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With this purpose a session on business models for social entrepreneurs will take place on 30 May from 15h to 17h London time. Dialogue Caf√©s participating are DC Lisbon (Funda√ß√£o Calouste Gulbenkian), DC √Čvora (EvoraTech Fab Lab da ADRAL) and DC Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Lideran√ßa). The session will take place in Portuguese.

Programme

  • Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora (√ČvoraTech by ADRAL):¬†
    • Daniel Janeiro, √ČvoraTech/ADRAL
  • Dialogue Caf√© Lisbon (Funda√ß√£o Calouste Gulbenkian):¬†
    • Nuno Januario, AlmaPhotography, Universidade Lus√≠ada¬†
  • Dialogue Caf√© Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Lideran√ßa):¬†
    • Samir Pereira, Director da Startup Grind Praia

 For further information and registration 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 √Čvora: ADRAL and¬†Lisbon: Fab Lab and Creative Hub Mouraria!

For more information download the concept paper and the programme.

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Hello Michele! the Smart Cities II project finished longtime ago. If you wish concrete information, contact us by email to info@dialoguecafe.org. With thanks and kind regards
daliasendra on 2018.09.18