Oct

7

Creative Hubs and Entrepreneurship as vehicle for Social Change 0 Reply

‚ÄúThe new development paradigm, where the main factors of economic and social growth are knowledge, creativity, originality and skills, has not only changed the economic structure, but also the concepts of growth and development. The ‚Äėknowledge-based economy‚Äô finds its economic support in creativity and talent, and emphasises cultural industries as a conceptual framework within which growth generators exist.‚ÄĚ[1]

Spread the word and make a difference

 

In 2008 the cultural and creative sectors contributed an estimated 4.5 % to EU GDP, and employed some 3.8% of Europe’s workforce[1]. Beyond this direct contribution to jobs and growth, these sectors trigger spill-overs in other areas such as tourism, content for ICT and provide benefits for education, social inclusion and social innovation. They are therefore particularly important as Europe and other regions in the world seek to emerge from the current economic crisis. ¬†With this regard, social entrepreneurship represents an opportunity to attempt to further broad social, cultural and environmental goals by using innovative solutions and measuring performance in positive return to society.

At the same time, there is an important development of creative hubs and business in Europe and worldwide. They are physical or virtual ‚Äėplace‚Äô based on collective or co-operative models and on creative, technological or cultural work aiming at supporting the development of companies and projects but also connecting people in networks and creative communities.

The Dialogue Café Association aims at supporting social entrepreneurship in creative sectors by offering its network to address the challenges faced by creative and social entrepreneurs, providing networking and partnerships opportunities, promoting research and reflection, sharing good practices and case studies as well as supporting the development of social entrepreneur’s competences.

With this purpose, the Dialogue Café Association organise a programme of sessions focused on:

1. Exchanging thoughts on Creative Hubs and Entrepreneurship, vehicle of social change and development (20 October);

2. Becoming Entrepreneur and hub Manager: creative smoothie of competences (27 October);

3. Partnership and Fundraising opportunities for social and creative entrepreneurs (10 November);

4. Good practices and initiatives of social entrepreneurship in creative sectors (11 November);

If you are interested in social entrepreneurship and creativity, sign up, join us and share your experience. 

Spread the word and make a difference!

More info: Dalia Sendra (daliasendra at casadoregalo.pt)

Ref:

[1] “Building a Digital Economy: The importance of saving jobs in the EU’s creative industries”, TERA Consultants, March 2010.

[2] Commission Recommendation on the digitalisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation, C(2011) 7579 final, 27.10.2011

[3] European Creative Hubs Forum, January 2015, Lisbon (Portugal) ‚Äď www.creativehubs.org

[1] Measuring the Economic contribution of Cultural Industries, A review and assessment of current methodological approaches. 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics Handbook NO. 1, 2009. Link to survey

Jun

10

Youth participation in decision making processes! 7 7

 

Session on Integration of Minorities and Social Cohesion

Session on Integration of Minorities and Social Cohesion

 

The Dialogue Caf√© Novi Pazar was funded as result of the UN project ‚ÄúImproving Human Security for Vulnerable Communities in southwest Serbia‚ÄĚ. A programme of sessions have been led by Dialogue Cafe Novi Pazar since its official¬†opening on different issues of interest such as : interethnic and interreligious trust, minority rights, non-discrimination and gender equality, the integration of minorities and community cohesion, innovative textile production and green societies, with the aim of promoting exchange of good practices¬†with other EU countries.

In this framework, DC Novi Pazar will also lead the organisation of a session on: ‚ÄúYouth participation in decision making processes ‚Äď towards more accepting, open societies‚ÄĚ (22 June from 14h00 to 15h30 London time).¬†

Participation is a fundamental right. It is one of the guiding principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that has been reiterated in many other Conventions and Declarations. Through active participation, young people are empowered to play a vital role in their own development as well as in that of their communities. The significance of participation was emphasized in the World Programme of Action for Youth, adopted by the General Assembly in 1995.

The programme will take place as follows:

Moderator: Mr.¬†Stefan Kond‚Äčic, President of the‚Äč UN Association of Serbia Youth Section, DC Novi Pazar Team

‚Äď DC Novi Pazar:

  • Ms Aleksandra KnezevicMinistry of Youth and Sport, Republic of Serbia
  • Mr Jasmin Mujezinovic – Representative of the Office for Youth, Novi Pazar
  • Mr Almir Rizvanovic – Representative of the youth organization MSO from Novi Pazar

‚ÄstDC Lisbon:

Other participants will join us from Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro.

Sign Up !

For more : info at dialoguecafe.org

May

14

Can Countries in transition/development really go fully green and if yes, how best?‚ÄĚ 0 Reply

Can countries in transition and development fully go green?, May 26, √Čvora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro

Can countries in transition and development fully go green?, May 26, √Čvora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro

 

The Dialogue Caf√© Novi Pazar was funded as result of the UN project ‚ÄúImproving Human Security for Vulnerable Communities in southwest Serbia‚ÄĚ.¬†A programme of sessions have been led by Dialogue Cafe Novi Pazar since its official¬†opening on different issues of interest such as : interethnic and interreligious trust, minority rights, non-discrimination and gender equality and the integration of minorities and community cohesion, with the aim of promoting exchange of good practices¬†with other EU countries.

DC Novi Pazar will also lead the organisation of a session on: ‚ÄúCan countries in transition/development really go fully green and if yes, how best?‚ÄĚ(May, 26 from 14h00 to 15h30 London time).¬†

You might think why? why we need to discuss about green societies? Why we need to think green? Well…

We depend on nature. As our societies, economies and cultures have developed, humankind has influenced the environment greatly. As a matter of fact, many nations have built strong industries that helped their economic and social development significantly making them among the most developed nations of the world today. However, our planet suffered in the process. We have created enough problems including greenhouse effects, anthropogenic transformation of ecosystems, natural disasters etc.

Meanwhile, developed nations are today able to go green and prevent the further deterioration of the environment around us. However, is that the case with the developing world? While industrialized nations have the conformity of going green in their already developed economies, is this the case of developing countries and countries in transition? Is it possible to develop a country’s economy as well with green economies as well as it is with traditional sources?

What are the issues faced today by transition/developing countries in the matter of going green? What are the best practices in achieving greater usage of green energy, raising awareness in recycling process and providing more green jobs? How can South-South Cooperation influence this goal positively?

Participants representing governments, civil society and private companies will join us to discuss and exchange views on this issue.

Moderator: Vanja Popovic, UNA-Serbia DC Novi Pazar Project Team member DC Novi Pazar

DC √Čvora:

  • Mr Rui Barroso, Director General, ADRAL ‚Äď Alentejo Regional Development Agency ‚Äď Presenting Smart Cities Alentejo

–¬†DC Lisbon:

  • Ms Hala Shanin, PHD Candidate¬†on Climate Change Policies

DC Novi Pazar:

  • Jovan Protińá, National Coordinator for Serbia, International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • Edvin Kovańćevińá, NGO from Novi Pazar “Forum za kreativno delovanje”
  • City of Novi Pazar representative (tbc).

Other participants from DC Rio de Janeiro will join us.

Programme

For more information contact us at: info (at) dialoguecafe.org

May

6

April: Welcoming Novi Pazar and Evora, and much more! 0 Reply

April was an special month for Dialogue Cafe Network.

 

Session on Integration of Minorities, 27 April 2'15

Session on Integration of Minorities, 27 April 2’15

 

April was an important month for Dialogue Cafe Network because DC Novi Pazar (Serbia) and DC √Čvora (Portugal) joined us and strengthened our global dimension.

Dialogue Cafe has now more than 2000 friends on facebook, a very important achievement for our network. We are very grateful for this support.

The cycle of sessions on changing journalism, changing societies was lauched and we talked about journalism and censorship nowadays (24 April), an important issue if we take into account the findings of the last world press freedom index published by Reporters Without Borders.

Dialogue Cafe also shared initiatives on how to better integrate minorities, in particular the roma community and improve community cohesion (27 April), a common challenge our societies face around the world.

Moreover, in partnersip with the Association Sorrir (Portugal) we smiled and talked about happiness to celebrate the International Day of Smile (28 April). A follow-up training will be developed during the second semester in order to organise a DC Smile Dance.

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

We would like to thank all the partners and participants who joined us and debated with us.

Thank You!

 

 

Apr

17

Censorship in a global and changing world: religion, politics and economics. 0 Reply

Challenges journalists face are somehow the same as ever, but they have also changed. Censorship is still a very important issue, but its forms changed. And sometimes they are not clear. That’s why is important to talk about it. In the 21st century censorship exists in various forms. What are they, and what consequences do they bring to journalism and societies in general? These are all important questions that need to be discussed.

2015.03.25 - DC Interreligious Trust - 4

With this purpose, and in the framework of the cycle of sessions ‚ÄúChanging societies, changing journalism: a global discussion on the future of journalism‚ÄĚ led by the University Institute of Lisbon ISCTE ‚Äď IUL (Portugal) and Dialogue Caf√© Lisbon, a first global session on¬†¬†‚ÄúCensorship in a global and changing world: religion, politics and economics‚ÄĚ will be held next Friday 24 April from 14h00 to 15h30 (London time). ¬†¬†

Special speakers will include notably: in DC Lisbon (Calouste Gulbekian Foundation), Ana Catarina Santos, Journalist, TSF and Paulo Pena, Journalist, P√ļblico; in DC Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University), Maur√≠cio Santoro, former adviser on human rights at Amnesty International; and directly from DC Novi Pazar (Centar Duga), Nikola Kocovic, Journalist, Radio 100 and Hana Oklapi Salihagic, Journalist at the City of Novi Pazar information office, among DC team members and many others.

There will also be participants in DC Florence (RFK Center) and in DC √Čvora (√Čvora Tech) taking part in this global conversation.

Join us and enrich this global conversation with your own experience and views!

Send us your registration no later than 22 April.

Contact us for more detailed information : info at dialoguecafe.org

 

Apr

9

Official Opening Ceremony of Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora (Portugal) 0 Reply

The¬†Official Opening Ceremony of Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora (Portugal),¬†¬†a new initiative of the¬†Dialogue¬†Caf√© Association¬†and ADRAL, the Ag√™ncia de Desenvolvimento Regional do Alentejo,¬†will be¬†held at the Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora in √Čvora Tech¬†on Tuesday 14 April from 10h00 to 12h00 GMT.

Special guests will include,¬†Jorge Sampaio¬†(former President of Portugal, former UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations and Chair of the Dialogue Caf√© Association),¬†Carlos Pinto de S√°, President of the Municipality of √Čvora,¬†Alfredo Barroso, President of the Administrative Council of ADRAL,¬†Sofia Tenreiro, Director General of CISCO Portugal, and¬†Helena Barroco, Dialogue Caf√© Association, among many other participants.

 

DC Novi Pazar - Opening

DC Novi Pazar – Opening

 

A special session connecting¬†Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora¬†in¬†√Čvora Tech,¬†Dialogue Caf√© Lisbon¬†in the¬†Gulbenkian Calouste Foundation,¬†Dialogue Caf√© Florence¬†in the¬†Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, and¬†Dialogue Cafe Novi Pazar¬†in the¬†Centar Duga¬†will be held from 11h15 to 12h (GMT). Check-out the final¬†Programme Opening DC √Čvora.

Join us and know Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora!

For more detailed information and registration please contact us by emailing info@dialoguecafe.org or lina.cinzas@adral.pt.