Nov

11

Connecting Communities 0 Reply

The COVID-19 pandemic marked a disrupting point for the world, compounded by an unprecedented global health crisis with severe economic and social impacts that highlighted existing inequalities and differences. Low income neighbourhoods are more likely to be hit by coronavirus cases and its negative impact. and impact as most of them may lack access to health care, lost their jobs and became unemployed.

At the beginning of 2020, the path towards the achievement 2030 SDG Agenda was on track and the global community committed to accelerate efforts and sustainable solutions to the world’s biggest challenges, ranging from eradicating poverty and reducing gender inequality to addressing climate change. However, in only some months, the COVID-19 pandemic brought an unprecedented situation and threatens to reverse years of progress on the global goals, on poverty, hunger, health care and education. While the virus has impacted everyone, it is especially affecting the most vulnerable people.

Urgent and innovative responses are needed to surpass this period of crisis but people should be at the centre of these solutions to achieve more equitable and sustainable outcomes for all. Against this backdrop, the community has played an exceptional role in the social response to the global pandemic by providing care and attention to the most vulnerable and affected.

In this sense, Dialogue Café Network would like to address the role of the community/communities in times of COVID-19 pandemic especially with regard to the impact of its action in social cohesion.

Guests invited to the online discussion will share experiences, views and testimonials with this regard as well as address the following questions:

  • What is the role of different communities for the social cohesion of territories in times of pandemic?
  • What are the urgent and innovative responses that are needed to overcome this period of crisis?
  • Is the unity of communities essential to change?
  • Are community responses sufficient to have an impact?

The session will be also a unique opportunity to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Dialogue Café Room at the Eugenio de Almeida Foundation in Evora (Portugal), which has an extensive work of community support.

The session will take place next Monday 16th November from 15h to 17h London time through ciscowebex videoconference system.

Provisional programme:

PROGRAMME

Dialogue Cafe Belgrade

  • Lidija Bukvic Brankovic, CEPORA Belgrade (Serbia)

Dialogue Cafe Évora

Dialogue Cafe Lisbon

Dialogue Cafe Novi Sad

  • Aleksa Stanišić (Communication and marketing Coordinator), Volunteer center of Vojvodina, Novi Sad (Serbia)

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Sep

30

Global Governance beyond Covid-19 0 Reply

2020 is the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. In this framework an initiative for promoting dialogue in main global issues was launched to celebrate it along the year. However the COVID-19 pandemic marked a disrupting point for the world, compounded by an unprecedented global health crisis with severe economic and social impacts. In these harsh times, more than ever global governance and leadership should be strengthened in order to build a better future for all.

In this framework, Dialogue Café Network would like to join the #U75 discussions promoted by the UN and address the role of global governance in times of uncertainty in which “public trust in traditional institutions is in decline and relations between countries have been under strain” (UN), through the following questions, some of them proposed by the United Nations, and other proposed by participants in the discussion:

i) Will we emerge stronger and better equipped to work together?, or will distrust and isolation grow further;

ii) How better can we promote cooperation across borders, sectors and generations?;

iii) Will the COVID-19 pandemic determine the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals?;

iv) Which are the best solutions and measures to navigate Europe’s economy through the crisis provoked by the covid-19 pandemic?

v) Which role should play the United Nations? What about other international, or regional organisations?

The session will be an opportunity to celebrate the international day of UN on 24 october 2020.

Keep posted to know more about the programme.

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Jun

24

Keeping mentally healthy amidst the Covid-19 pandemic 0 Reply

Kindly note that this session has been postponed and will take place within the International Day of Mental Heatlh. Keep posted or contact us to know more!

As COVID-19 continues spreading in many countries and will stay with us for a while, posing a serious threat to our health, security and lives, our societies are facing unprecedented challenges, especially with regard to social interaction, information, health, education and even global governance and leadership.

In response to the spread of COVID-19 and the immediate consequences of this unprecedented crisis, members of Dialogue Café network convened a global videoconference cycle of sessions aimed at sharing ideas and strategies with the aim of analysing how best to minimise the paradigm disruption worldwide.

Dialogue Café Network in cooperation with its partners and other relevant stakeholders from affected countries and beyond, are coming together for connecting ideas and experiences around some of the major issues provoked by this pandemic. This cycle of sessions will focus in the fields of digital competencies, mental health, information, and global governance with the aim of providing a digital space to specialists, representatives of public, private and third sectors, entrepreneurs as well as the general public to share experiences, ideas and expertise in responding to this new emergency.

3rd Session – Keeping mentally healthy amidst the Covid-19 pandemic?

Since March 2020, most countries in the world have been in lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, increasing exponentially in people the experience of fear to the new uncertainty or the unknown. The principal factor of fear is to contract the virus, however significant changes to our daily lives as mobility restrictions and social distancing are additional factors increasing the level of distress in people. Moreover, the economic and employment crisis derived from COVID-19 pandemic are creating difficult situations for many social groups who are more exposed to anxiety and depression feelings. The World Health Organisation is providing advice and guidance to governments and workers of health institutions in general to better look after mental health. There is a risk of massive mental health crisis in the coming months due to COVID-19, according to a policy brief issued by the United Nations last 14th of May. Specific population groups – such as health workers, children and adolescents, older people, people with pre-existing mental issues, people working from home – are at particular risk.

In this framework, Dialogue Café Network would like to address the impact, positive or negative, of COVID-19 in mental health issues through the following questions and other proposed by participants in the discussion: i) how stigmatised is mental health in your country and how?; ii) which are the major challenges with regard to mental health in times of COVID-19 pandemic?; iii) Which are the best strategies and mechanism to ensure mentally health society?

The online debate organised will take place via Dialogue Café videoconference system. Registration is mandatory. The debate will be moderated by a member of Dialogue Café Network through questions and the exchange of experiences. External participants will have the possibility of sharing their questions through chat to experts and guest involved.

Provisional programme

  • Leida Tolentino, Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience – DC Praia
  • Emilija Jeremić, Professor, Faculty of Psychology – DC Belgrade
  • Representative of HEART – DC Novi Sad
  • Haris E. Imamović, DC Novi Pazar

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Jun

8

Misinformation and confusion. How to tackle fake news? 0 Reply

As COVID-19 continues spreading in many countries and will stay with us for a while, posing a serious threat to our health, security and lives, our societies are facing unprecedented challenges, especially with regard to social interaction, information, health, education and even global governance and leadership.

In response to the spread of COVID-19 and the immediate consequences of this unprecedented crisis, members of Dialogue Café network convened a global videoconference cycle of sessions aimed at sharing ideas and strategies with the aim of analysing how best to minimise the paradigm disruption worldwide.

Dialogue Café Network in cooperation with its partners and other relevant stakeholders from affected countries and beyond, are coming together for connecting ideas and experiences around some of the major issues provoked by this pandemic. This cycle of sessions will focus in the fields of digital competencies, mental health, information, and global governance with the aim of providing a digital space to specialists, representatives of public, private and third sectors, entrepreneurs as well as the general public to share experiences, ideas and expertise in responding to this new emergency.

Since March 2020, due to COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, the use of either social media, search engines, video sites and messaging applications (or combinations of these) to get news has increased in most countries (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism) as well as the spread of false news and misinformation giving their nature to readily share information. Most relevant social networks such as Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube, among others, published a joint statement to combat misinformation. As more people are using social media for news and updates, trusting content is more difficult to reach.

In this framework, Dialogue CafĂ© Network would like to address how better to fight misinformation and contribute to the identification of mechanisms that better determine if the information is accurate. With this purpose, special guests invited will address the following questions and other proposed by participants in the discussion: i) Are fake news good business for social media companies? If yes, which role can they play to fight the stop the spread of mis-information?; ii) How to improve media literacy skills in COVID-19 times? iii) How to promote the use of other means of evidence and enhances trustworthiness? 

Online debate organised will take place via Dialogue Café videoconference system. Registration is mandatory. The debate will be moderated by a member of Dialogue Café Network through questions and the exchange of experiences. External participants will have the possibility of sharing their questions through chat to experts and guest involved.

Moderation:

  • Uroš Andjelkovic, Dialogue CafĂ© Serbia – Dialogue CafĂ© Belgrade
  • Dalia Sendra, Dialogue CafĂ© Association – Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon

Special guests:

  • Gustavo Cardoso, Full Professor of Communication Sciences at ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute, Portugal and a member of the Innovation Lab Annenberg School of Communication and World Internet Project both based at the University of Southern California – DC Lisbon
  • Ana Pinto Martinho, Professor at ISCTE-IUL and Editor at the European Journalism Observatory website – DC Lisbon 
  • Gabriela Oliveira, Project manager at Two Impulse, chatbot to combat “fake news” and answering specific questions about the Coronavirus – DC Evora
  • Representative of Rádio Campanário – Vila Viçosa – DC Evora
  • Dušan KovaÄŤević, Faculty of political science – DC Belgrade
  • Marija Maric, Public policy coordinator, Centre for youth work – DC Novi Sad
  • Branislava Aradjan, Junior Chamber International Novi Sad, President – DC Novi Sad
  • Nurete Brenner, Director of Ecological Leadership, Lake Erie Institute – Dialogue CafĂ© Cleveland, CWRU-Siegal

Keep posted to know more about the programme. Ensure your registration and share your experience and ideas!

For further information, get in touch.

Dialogue Café Association and Dialogue Café Lisbon – Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt), Dialogue Café Belgrade – Biljana Vukosavljevic (unaserbia@gmail.com), Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia – Indira Pires (ipires@institutopedropires.org.cv), Dialogue Café Cleveland – Karen Laurence (kal179@case.edu) Dialogue Café Évora – Margarida Oliveira/FEA (margarida.oliveira@fea.pt) & Ana Rita Valido/ADRAL (ana.valido@adral.pt), Dialogue Café Novi Sad – Biljana Vukosavljevic (unaserbia@gmail.com)

Jun

2

Beyond Covid-19: Digital Skills 0 Reply

As COVID-19 continues spreading in many countries and will stay with us for a while, posing a serious threat to our health, security and lives, our societies are facing unprecedented challenges, especially with regard to social interaction, information, health, education and even global governance and leadership.

In response to the spread of COVID-19 and the immediate consequences of this unprecedented crisis, members of Dialogue Café network convened a global videoconference cycle of sessions aimed at sharing ideas and strategies with the aim of analysing how best to minimise the paradigm disruption worldwide.

Dialogue Café Network in cooperation with its partners and other relevant stakeholders from affected countries and beyond, are coming together for connecting ideas and experiences around some of the major issues provoked by this pandemic. This cycle of sessions will focus in the fields of digital competencies, mental health, information, and global governance with the aim of providing a digital space to specialists, representatives of public, private and third sectors, entrepreneurs as well as the general public to share experiences, ideas and expertise in responding to this new emergency.

Digital Skills Beyond Covid-19

Since March 2020, most countries in the world have been in lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic increasing exponentially the use of digital services allowing videoconferencing and online collaboration by people, public institutions, private companies and of course, entrepreneurs with the aim of keeping the work going on while staying safe at home. However a high percentage of the society locked and forced to work from home had to quickly learn how better use these tools to continue working during the lockdown. Digital competence, which refers to the confident and critical usage of the full range of digital technologies for information, communication and basic problem-solving in all aspects of life, is nowadays one of the eight key competences. According to the European Digital Competence Framework for Citizens (DigComp) it includes 5 areas five areas (information and data literacy; communication and collaboration; digital content creation; safety; and problem solving) and 21 competences. However, only 31% of the EU population possess advanced internet user skills according to the Digital Agenda Scoreboard 2019 and 11% have never been online.

In this framework, Dialogue Café Network would like to address how better to increase digital competence and digital skills, especially after the pandemic through the following questions and other proposed by participants in the discussion: i) what are the most relevant skills required to work online; ii) how can companies and institutions better strengthen employees´ skills for the digital age?; iii) which are the best solutions and measures to navigate Europe’s economy through the crisis provoked by the covid-19 pandemic?

Online debate organised will take place via Dialogue Café videoconference system. Registration is mandatory. The debate will be moderated by a member of Dialogue Café Network through questions and the exchange of experiences. External participants will have the possibility of sharing their questions through chat to experts and guest involved.

Special guests:

  • Dialogue Cafe Cidade de Praia
    • Ivandro Ribeiro, Creative Director of Bonako
  • Dialogue Cafe Evora
    • Lucas RomĂŁo, Senior Program Manager, Cloud at N3
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Lisboa
    • Miana Carneiro, UCP, MEDICI Project on Digital Inclusion
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Belgrade
    • Uroš Andjelkovic, Dialogue CafĂ© Serbia (moderator)
    • Vanja Aleksandrova Popov, Regional brand building executive at Unilever Romania
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Novi Sad
    • Stefan Radoicic, Dialogue CafĂ© Serbia (moderator)
    • Guest: tbc.

Ensure your registration and share your experience and ideas!

For further information, get in touch.

Dialogue Café Association and Dialogue Café Lisbon – Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt), Dialogue Café Belgrade – Biljana Vukosavljevic (unaserbia@gmail.com), Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia – Indira Pires (ipires@institutopedropires.org.cv), Dialogue Café Cleveland – Karen Laurence (kal179@case.edu) Dialogue Café Évora – Margarida Oliveira/FEA (margarida.oliveira@fea.pt) & Ana Rita Valido/ADRAL (ana.valido@adral.pt), Dialogue Café Novi Sad – Biljana Vukosavljevic (unaserbia@gmail.com)

Jun

2

Connecting people, bridging ideas beyond COVID-19 0 Reply

As COVID-19 continues spreading in many countries and will stay with us for a while, posing a serious threat to our health, security and lives, our societies are facing unprecedented challenges, especially with regard to social interaction, information, health, education and even global governance and leadership.

In response to the spread of COVID-19 and the immediate consequences of this unprecedented crisis, members of Dialogue Café network convened a global videoconference cycle of sessions aimed at sharing ideas and strategies with the aim of analysing how best to minimise the paradigm disruption worldwide.

Dialogue Café Network in cooperation with its partners and other relevant stakeholders from affected countries and beyond, are coming together for connecting ideas and experiences around some of the major issues provoked by this pandemic.

This cycle of sessions will focus in the fields of digital competencies, mental health, information, and global governance with the aim of providing a digital space to specialists, representatives of public, private and third sectors, entrepreneurs as well as the general public to share experiences, ideas and expertise in responding to this new emergency.

Sessions planned will focus on:

  1. Digital skills – 04 June 2020 – 3pm London time
  2. Misinformation and confusion. How to tackle fake news? – 18 June 2020 – 3pm London time
  3. Keeping mentally healthy in pandemic?25 June 2020 – 3pm London time
  4. Global governance and the role of United Nations – 30 June 2020 – 3pm London time

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