Social Economy at Dialogue Café 0 Reply

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The definition of social innovation is associated with the creation of new ideas (products, services and models) that simultaneously respond to social needs and create new social relationships.

These are innovations that are not only good for society but also increase society’s ability to act.

Knowing that a social problem is a social condition that a segment of society sees as harmful to members of society and in need of correction, we find that it is increasingly emerging to encourage the creation of new projects, companies and sustainable jobs associated with the promotion of innovative business models with high social impact.

The Dialogue Cafe Association assumes that it is also a priority to encourage cooperation between the actors involved in the network, aiming to facilitate access to the sharing of good practices in the area of ​​promoting entrepreneurship.

So, in this session on social economics, it is intended to give participants an opportunity to clarify doubts and learn from others. How are the other countries evolving in the social economy?


For more detailed information:

Dialogue CafĂ© Belgrade (Youth Office – UNA Serbia) – Biljana Vukosavljevic (unaserbia@gmail.com)

Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia (Pedro Pires Institute) – Indira Pires (ipires@institutopedropires.org.cv)

Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon – (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) – Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

Dialogue Café Évora (Évora Tech ADRAL & Eugenio de Almeida Foundation) – Paula Sofio (ADRAL) (Paula.Sofio@adral.pt) & Marta Andrada (FEA) (marta.andrada@fea.pt)



Towards SDG 4 0 Reply

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On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. With this purpose, Dialogue Café Association is organising a cycle of debates focused on the SDGs and 2030 Agenda in order to contribute to its achievement and raising awareness. Sessions focused on youth contribution to the 2030 Agenda, Education, Gender Equality and Climate Change are organised under this thematic umbrella.

In this framework, Dialogue Café Association is inviting local authorities, educators, civil society organisations, experts, youth organisations and international organisations to discuss about how best we can achieve SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Participants will share the challenges confronted in their respective countries and good practices related to job creation, workforce, and equal access to quality education – primary, secondary and tertiary or vocational – as well as education for sustainable development.

This session will be held on 26 February from 15h to 17h London time.

Provisional Programme

  • Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation): 
    • Helena Barroco, Global Platform for Syrian Students
    • NoĂ©mia Certo Simões, Volunteer at BuĂ© Fixe

Keep posted for further information or contact your the Manager of the Dialogue Café based in your city!

For more detailed information:

Dialogue CafĂ© Belgrade (Youth Office – UNA Serbia)Biljana Vukosavljevic (unaserbia@gmail.com)

Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia (Pedro Pires Institute) – Indira Pires (ipires@institutopedropires.org.cv)

Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon – (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) – Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

Dialogue Café Évora (Évora Tech ADRAL & Eugenio de Almeida Foundation) – Paula Sofio (ADRAL) (Paula.Sofio@adral.pt) & Marta Andrada (FEA) (marta.andrada@fea.pt)

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Candido Mendes University) – Mayara Gonçalves (dcafe.rio@gmail.com)



Youth Leaders 4 SDGs & 2030 Agenda 0 Reply

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“The 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”. With this purpose, Dialogue Café 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—the 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 Café 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 “Youth and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” 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 CafĂ© Belgrade (Beograd Youth Office) – Biljana Vukosavljevic (unaserbia@gmail.com) 
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Association and Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) – Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Évora (ADRAL ROOM) – Paula Sofio (ADRAL) (Paula.Sofio@adral.pt)
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University) – Mayara Gonçalves (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 CafĂ© Association proposes to launch a pilot project that will consist on a cycle of activities to be implemented in Summer 2019 – precisely when young people are on vacation and more available for non-formal learning – which 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 – and provided to Dialogue CafĂ© Association and its network members.

This project is based on the use of the existing Dialogue Cafes network – namely Lisbon and Évora – 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 CafĂ©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 – C&DC – Code 4 all (Further information in Portuguese)

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





Circular Economy & Food 2 2

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Climate change is with us and adopting new sustainable living systems is not a choice anymore. Change must happen and urgently, as we have only a dozen of years to limit climate change catastrophe on the basis of UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last report released in October 2018.

Changing the economy system from a linear model of production based on ‘take, make, dispose’ to circular models relying on system-wide innovation, and redefining products and services to design waste out, while minimising negative impacts, can become a greater contribution to regeneration and restoration, as well as brings and opportunity to reach a more sustainable and innovative economy bringing benefits for businesses, industry, citizens and the planet.

Dialogue CafĂ© Association assumes as a priority the need of fighting climate change and promoting sustainable societies, by integrating in its programme of activities a cycle of sessions focused circular economy, sustainable cities, green lifestyles and some of the main challenges we need to confront nowadays (water, plastics, fashion industry, among others) with the aim of sharing knowledge and good practices, promoting networking and raising awareness. The cycle is called: “Climate Change and Sustainable Societies: Think Green, Act Green”.

In this framework, a first session focused of circular economy and food will be organised with the aim of mobilising minds and promoting mutual learning by sharing knowledge and good practices implemented at the local level in this field. Initiatives promoting zero waste, raising awareness and citizen´s ecologic minds, domestic and local sourcing among other strategies.

This session, which will be held on 29 January from 15h to 17h London time, will provide a follow up of previous sessions organised in this field in 2018: Circular Economy in Brazil and Portugal and Innovation & Circular Economy for Crafts Makers. Dialogue Cafés participating are: Belgrade, Cidade de Praia, Evora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro.


  • Dialogue CafĂ© Évora (Évora Tech – ADRAL):
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Rio de Janeiro (University Candido Mendes – Centro):


Keep posted to know more about the programme or contact us !


Dialogue CafĂ© Belgrade – Biljana Vukosavljevic (unaserbia@gmail.com)

Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia (Pedro Pires Institute) – Indira Pires (ipires@institutopedropires.org.cv)

Dialogue CafĂ© Association and Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon – Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

Dialogue Café Évora – Paula Sofio (ADRAL) (Paula.Sofio@adral.pt) & Marta Andrada (FEA) (marta.andrada@fea.pt)

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro – Mayara Gonçalves (dcafe.rio@gmail.com)




Innovation & Circular Economy for Crafts Makers 0 Reply

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In the framework of its cycle, Global Exchange of Crafts Makers, Dialogue Café Association and its members, based in cities of Evora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro are organising a session on “Innovation and Circular Economy” with the aim of sharing the experiences of crafts makers in applying these concepts strategically in their business and manufacturing processes. Crafts makers that are reinventing, reusing, making more sustainable and competitive as well as bringing benefits at different levels: economy, social and cultural.

During the session, experts and crafts makers will share their thoughts and strategies followed on cutting resource use, reducing waste or boosting upcycling and recycling methods. Participants will also share successful experiences on the implementation of circular economy approaches with the aim of bringing and innovative and more sustainable creative proposal.


Dialogue Café Évora (ADRAL & Eugenio de Almeida Foundation)

Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)

  • Joana Tadeu, Minimalista
  • Madalena Aires Mateus, GAIATA – Vegan and Eco-friendly fashion brand, member of the collective Modistas de Atelier
  • Joana Fonseca, Digital Fabrication Designer

 Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Candido Mendes University)

  • Vanessa Wagner, ZĂ“IA, jewelry sustainable brand


Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon / Dialogue CafĂ© Association – Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

Dialogue Café Évora – Ana Lavado (ana.lavado@fea.pt)

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro – Mayara Gonçalves (dcafe.rio@gmail.com)

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Olá Sandra! Já foi inscrita. Contamos consigo :) Obrigada pelo interesse.
daliasendra on 2019.01.28