Nov

27

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 – 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 “cooperation between all actors, through multilateral institutions, can solve the complex challenges that face the world, and that by working to uphold human rights, … can ensure more just and respectful societies, living together in sustainable development and security”

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, Évora, 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, Novi Pazar, and Rio de Janeiro!

Provisional Programme

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
* Representative of the Belgrade Open School that deals with human rights protection.

For further information, contact info@dialoguecafe.org

Nov

27

Let´s celebrate the International Volunteer Day! 0 Reply

Volunteer Day

By UNGA mandate, the International Volunteer Day (IVD)[1] is celebrated annually on 5 December with the aim of celebrating volunteers and organisations efforts, promote their values and disseminate their work. The focus of the IVD 2018 is “Volunteers build Resilient Communities” in order to celebrate volunteer effort aimed at strengthening local ownership and community resilience. In the framework of the United Nations, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is mandated to support and promote IVD celebrations worldwide. Every year, over 6,500 UN Volunteers serve with UN entities in some of the most challenging environments across the world, and 12,000 UN Online Volunteers complete over 20,000 assignments online through the UNV Online Volunteering service.[2] According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 17 million of volunteers work each year across 189 countries tirelessly to ensure that the most vulnerable people in communities have access to services and support.[3] Volunteering offers vital support to people in need and the community, but benefits can be also greater for the volunteer. There are many types of volunteering: skills-based, in developing countries, virtual, on learning programmes and schools, on environment, in an emergency, corporate and community based.

With the aim of celebrating the International Volunteer Day, Dialogue Café Association and its members in Belgrade, Evora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro will organise a session on Volunteering and Community Service with the aim of celebrating volunteer effort and recognising their contribution to communities and the society. With this purpose, projects and volunteers will be invited to participate in this session and share with us their views, motivations and experiences. During the session we will also discover the existing opportunities for volunteering and how beneficial can be also to volunteer. During the discussion some questions will be raised such as How to engage the new generations in long-term volunteering; Education for volunteering, yes or no?; Volunteering is for everyone? The role of Volunteering as an instrument for inclusion; the role of the cultural volunteer as mediator in learning.

Programme

Dialogue Café Évora (Eugênio de Almeida Foundation): 

Dialogue Café Wroclaw (Mediateka)

  • Tomasz GrabiĹ„ski, Mediateka‘s coordinator for DC projects
  • Martyna Gontarz, WrocĹ‚aw Municipal Library’s coordinator for foreign volunteers
  • Johanna Cruz, Volunteer from Equador working in Mediateka

Dialogue Café Lisboa (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation):

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University)

For further information, contact us : info@dialoguecafe.org

 

[1] Resolution A/RES/40/212 on 17 December 1985

[2] UNV

[3] Global Review on Volunteering Report, IFRC, 2015

Nov

19

New Dialogue Café Hub at Social Innovation Centre in Évora 0 Reply

Last Friday 16 November 2018, the Eugenio de Almeida Foundation partner and host of Dialogue CafĂ© Evora, inaugurated a new Social Innovation Centre. An area of ​​community – 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 LeitĂŁo Marques and the EAF, Secretary General, Ms. Maria do CĂ©u Ramos.

The Social Innovation Centre, which is placed at Évora’s Historic Centre of the EugĂ©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.

 

 

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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