Youth Leaders 4 SDGs & 2030 Agenda 0 Reply

2019.02.12_Youth Leaders 4 SDG 2030 Agenda



‚ÄúThe Sustainable Development Goals¬†¬†are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030‚ÄĚ. With this purpose, Dialogue Caf√© Association is organising a cycle of debates focused on the SDGs and 2030 Agenda in order to contribute to its achievement and raising awareness.

As young leaders of tomorrow and today, youth has a key role in engaging with the future. Today, there are 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10-24‚ÄĒthe largest generation of youth in history. But close to 90 per cent of them live in developing countries. Numbers are expected to grow. Until 2030, about 1.9 billion young people are projected to turn 15 years old.[1] Hence, over the next fifteen years, youth should be a key driver for the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Youth should play the role of critical thinkers, change-makers, innovators, communicators, and leaders.

In this framework, Dialogue Caf√© Association is inviting young leaders to discuss about how best we can achieve SDGs and how young people can be involved in the promotion of the 2030 Agenda. During the session, participants will discuss also about the Youth 2030 Strategy, the World Youth Report ‚ÄúYouth and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development‚ÄĚ and the campaigns launched in this context such as Be the Change, LittlexLittle, Not too Young to Run.

Keep posted for further information!

[1] Source: www.un.org

Locations and contacts:

  • Dialogue Caf√© Belgrade (Beograd Youth Office) ‚Äď Biljana Vukosavljevic (unaserbia@gmail.com)¬†
  • Dialogue Caf√© Association and Dialogue Caf√© Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) ‚Äď Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)
  • Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora (ADRAL ROOM) ‚Äď Paula Sofio (ADRAL) (Paula.Sofio@adral.pt)
  • Dialogue Caf√© Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University) ‚Äď Mayara Gon√ßalves (dcafe.rio@gmail.com)




Coding 4 All – We are looking for partners! 0 Reply


The report recently presented by the CIP, entitled “Automation and the Future of Labour in Portugal”, prepared in partnership by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) and the New School of Business and Economics, indicates that about 1.8 million people “will need to improve their skills or change jobs by 2030, “which” poses significant challenges that will require an active role from both government and the private sector in the process of retraining the workforce.”

In this context, “the digital transformation of national society and economy represents a huge opportunity” and to minimise the challenges arising from this transition it is necessary to re-qualify the society.

With this purpose and taking into account the need of starting the process of preparing future generations for the skills that the transition to the digital economy will require, the Dialogue Café Association proposes to launch a pilot project that will consist on a cycle of activities to be implemented in Summer 2019 Рprecisely when young people are on vacation and more available for non-formal learning Рwhich would include:

  1. a) Coding Training Course
  2. b) English Training Course
  3. c) Story-telling Course
  4. d) Hands on: my first app
  5. e) Solve problems: the planet is our home
  6. f) Life is beautiful: be supportive

The aim is to implement a pilot training for young people aged from 12 to 14 living in territories of interior regions of Portugal (five locations, to be determined) for a total of 600 participants, and then, on the basis of the results obtained, to evaluate the possibility of continuing these activities during the academic year 2019-2020 and to eventually extend the network of beneficiaries to other locations not only in Portugal, but also in other Portuguese-speaking countries such as Cape Verde, Brasil and Mozambique.

The principle of this project relies on the use of the videoconference system developed by CISCO – called telepresence ‚Äď and provided to Dialogue Caf√© Association and its network members.

This project is based on the use of the existing Dialogue Cafes network – namely Lisbon and √Čvora – and the creation of three new temporary locations in Portugal, located in localities in interior areas that could later become permanent or been transferred to other locations. To this end, and as is the rule with the existing network, local partners will be sought to serve as hosts of the Dialogue Caf√©s, which may include cultural centers under the tutelage of city councils.

We are looking for partners! Join us now!

We are looking for partners who wish to support the initiative from the public, private and philanthropic sectors. As well as local partners who wish to provide space, the provision of internet and electricity, as well as, if possible, local facilitators and support in the dissemination of activities and mobilisation of young people.

DC -Projecto РC&DC РCode 4 all (Further information in Portuguese)

For further information, contact: Helena Barroco, Director a.i. of Dialogue Café Association





Celebrating Human Rights! 0 Reply

Human Rights Day

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. The Universal Declaration ‚Äď the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages – is as relevant today as it was on the day that it was adopted.

Nowadays, our societies face many challenges with regard to the implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said that ‚Äúcooperation between all actors, through multilateral institutions, can solve the complex challenges that face the world, and that by working to uphold human rights, ‚Ķ can ensure more just and respectful societies, living together in sustainable development and security‚ÄĚ

In the framework of its 70 anniversary, Dialogue Café Association and its network members wish to promote, engage and reflect on the UDHR by organising a global session. A session aimed at raising awareness of what the UDHR means in everyday life, giving the floor to Human Right activists to know more about their commitment and finally, reflecting how each of us can stand up for human rights.

Activists, Human Rights and civil society organisations, youth leaders and workers, volunteers and general public based in cities of Belgrade, √Čvora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro will participate in this discussion and share their views, experiences and ideas on how taking action and standing up for Human Rights.

Dialogue Cafés participating in this debate are: Belgrade, Evora, Lisbon, and much more!


Dialogue Café Belgrade

  • Stefan Kondic, UNA Serbia, Masters degree in Political Science from Princeton
  • Nikola Petrovic, Serbian Youth Delegate to the UN, Masters degree in Law at Cambridge
  • Marina Lukińá, Belgrade Open School Project Assistant

Special connection from Set√ļbal (Portugal)

Dialogue Café Lisbon

 With the participation of Dialogue Café Evora

Contacts for detailed information
Dialogue Café Association and DC LisbonDalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt) Dialogue Café BelgradeBiljana Vukosavljevic (unaserbia@gmail.com)
Dialogue Caf√© √ČvoraMarta Andrada (Marta Andrada <marta.andrada@fea.pt) & Paula Sofio (paula.sofio@adral.com) Dialogue Caf√© Novi PazarFatima Durovic (fatimadurovic@gmail.com)
Dialogue Café Rio de JaneiroMayara Gonçalves (dcafe.rio@gmail.com)


Social Innovation Initiatives Supporting NEETs 0 Reply


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.


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






Youth participation and their role in conflict transformation РDialogue Café Subotica 0 Reply

Youth Participation Conflict Resolution

This session is organised as pilot session in the framework of the Dialogue Café Subotica project. It aims at sharing knowledge on how to develop and to create opportunities for promoting youth participation and active role in managing conflict situations by strengthening their social skills, capacity of dialogue, mediation, negotiation and cooperation. In this framework, good practices and tools implemented in this field by international organisations, NGOs, local and national authorities, will be presented during the session in order to promote mutual learning and good practices exchange.


Our colleagues from DC Novi Pazar smiling during our session on happiness, 28 April 2015

Our colleagues from DC Novi Pazar smiling during our session on happiness, 28 April 2015


In this framework, good practices and tools implemented in this field by international organisations, NGOs, local and national authorities, will be presented during the session in order to promote mutual learning and good practices exchange.

The session will take place on 17 May 2017 from 15h to 17h London time and will be organised in the framework of the launching process of Dialogue Café Subotica. The third Dialogue Café to be opened in Serbia thanks to the partnership developed with United Nations Associations Serbia РUNA Serbia and the cooperation of local partners.

At the session the participating groups of young members from Novi Pazar and Belgrade that have participated in the activities of the Dialogue Cafes in the two cities. They will with the youth of Subotica share their experiences participating in the DC activities, as well as have an intercultural meeting from the different cities and regions in Serbia.

Download the programme and contact us for further information.







Inauguração Oficial Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia 0 Reply



Temos o prazer de o/a convidar a participar na Sess√£o de Abertura Oficial do Di√°logo Caf√© Cidade de Praia. Este evento √© organizado pela Associa√ß√£o Dialogue Caf√© e pelo Instituto Pedro Pires para a Lideran√ßa. Durante a sess√£o proceder-se-√† um interc√Ęmbio de ideias sobre o papel do di√°logo na constru√ß√£o da paz e no desenvolvimento da coopera√ß√£o.



Oradores especiais v√£o juntar-se a n√≥s: em Lisboa (Funda√ß√£o Calouste Gulbenkian), Dr. Jorge Sampaio, Presidente de Portugal (1996-2006), Presidente do Dialogue Caf√©; na Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Lideran√ßa), S. Ex¬™ Dr. Pedro Pires, Presidente de Cabo Verde (2001 ‚Äď 2011), Presidente do Instituto Pedro Pires para a Lideran√ßa. Participantes baseados em √Čvora e Rio de Janeiro participar√£o tamb√©m nesta sess√£o especial de inaugura√ß√£o do Dialogue Caf√© Cidade de Praia. Consulte e descarregue o¬†programa.

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Ol√° Sandra! J√° foi inscrita. Contamos consigo :) Obrigada pelo interesse.
daliasendra on 2019.01.28