Dec

10

Innovation & Circular Economy for Crafts Makers 0 Reply

DC Cycle 2016 - Global Exchange of Craft Makers_Circular Economy_Flyer

 

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Nov

27

Let¬īs 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 ‚ÄúVolunteers build Resilient Communities‚ÄĚ 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 Caf√© √Čvora (Eug√™nio de Almeida Foundation):¬†

Dialogue Café Wroclaw (Mediateka)

  • Tomasz GrabiŇĄski, Mediateka‘s coordinator for DC projects
  • Martyna Gontarz, WrocŇāaw 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

Oct

24

Social Innovation Initiatives Supporting NEETs 0 Reply

BACKGROUND

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.

NEETS INTEGRATION THROUGH SOCIAL INNOVATIONAIM

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

 

 

 

Oct

24

Online Platforms & Marketplaces for Crafts Makers 0 Reply

Online platforms

 

In the framework of Dialogue Café Global Exchange of Crafts Makers, we are organising a session on marketplaces and online platforms where crafts makers can sell their products and goods such as Tictail, Etsy, and other such as Dawanda, Artesanum, Amazon Handmade, Ezebee. Makers invited will also exchange experiences and share their testimonials on online business.

The session will take place on 27 November from 15h to 17h London time.

Programme

Promoting Makers¬ī work and enhancing cultural heritage:

Dialogue Café Belgrade:

      • Balsa Djukovic, Project Coordinator at Nova Iskra, FOLKK project

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro:

      • Alice Freitas, Founder and Executive Director,¬†Rede Asta
      • Betty Prado, Director, Bemglo
      • Camila Frois, Communication Coordinator, Artesol
      • Raquel Lara Rezende, Researcher, Artesol

Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora:

Dialogue Café Lisboa:

Makers¬ī testimonials:

Dialogue Café Lisboa:

REGISTRATION & CONTACTS
Dialogue Café Lisbon / Dialogue Café Association РDalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)
Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora ‚Äď Ana Lavado (ana.lavado@fea.pt)
Dialogue Caf√© Rio de Janeiro ‚Äď Mayara Gon√ßalves (dcafe.rio@gmail.com)
Dialogue Caf√© Belgrade ‚Äď Biljana Vukosavljevic (unaserbia@gmail.com)

Keep posted or contact us for further information.

Sep

10

Fab Labs Exchange! 0 Reply

Fab Labs Global Exchange

Fab Labs are much more than small-scale workshops offering digital fabrication services, these laboratories has shown an incredible potential to empower individuals, promoting maker culture and developing an open source movement that has an extremely powerful impact at the local level in the community. Moreover, Fab Labs offer to their communities the possibility of experimenting, learning and testing prototypes tailored to local or personal needs. Around Fab Labs movements and networks sharing same philosophy and technology are developed in cities around the globe.

Beside the important role, Fab Labs play as makerspaces, it¬īs crucial to support their capacities in terms of knowledge exchange, community sharing, markets and fab economy development as well as networking at the local, regional, national and international level. With this purpose, initiatives where fab labs and individuals can potentially share resources, funding, collaborations and expertise might be a strategic field of intervention for organisation such as Dialogue Caf√©.

In this framework, Dialogue Café Association and its members will join efforts to bring together several representatives from Fab Labs based in those cities so that, they can share experiences, expertise and networking opportunities. During this session, users, makers, experts and organisations working with fab labs will be invited to present their thoughts and experiences. Following those presentations, a discussion on networking will take place with the aim of identifying follow-up activities and partnership opportunities.

Special guest: Norella Coronell, Fab Forum International Coordinator, Special Projects Consultant, Fab Foundation

¬†Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora (√ČvoraTech ADRAL):¬†

 Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation):

 Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Candido Mendes University):

With the participation of João Milheiro, Fab Lab Aldeias de Xisto

You can download the programme: Fab Labs Exchange_programme.

Fab Labs Global Exchange_ProgrammeFlyer01Fab Labs Global Exchange_ProgrammeFlyer02

 

 

 

Jun

12

Circular Economy at Dialogue Café 0 Reply

With the aim of reducing waste and avoiding pollution, circular economy promotes greater resource productivity as well as being restorative and regenerative by design. In contrast to the linear economy based on ‘take, make, dispose’ model of production, the circular model builds economic, natural and social capital by relying on system-wide innovation, and redefining products and services to design waste out, while minimising negative impacts. The circular economy offers an opportunity to reinvent our economy, making it more sustainable and competitive as well as bringing benefits for businesses, industries, and citizens alike.

 

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European Commission

In this framework, it is important to define and implement strategies at the International, national and local level in order to deliver ambitious measures to cut resource use, reduce waste and boost recycling.

Economia Circular

With the objective of disseminating circular economy strategies and iniciatives, Dialogue Caf√© network is organising a¬†“Circular Economy” on¬†10 July 2018¬†from 15h to 17h London time.¬†

During this conference, special speakers based in √Čvora (EvoraTech by ADRAL), Lisbon ¬†(Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) and Rio de Janeiro (Candido Mendes University) will be invited to address the main challenges for the development of circular economy strategies and share successful experiences on the implementation of initiatives at the local level so that, young entrepreneurs aimed at developing sustainable initiatives will be better informed, have access to knowledge and experience mutual learning.

Provisional programme

Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora (ADRAL – EVORA TECH):

  • Jorge Pulido Valente, FECA ‚Äď F√≥rum para a Economia Circular do Alentejo¬†

Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation РRoom 3):

Dialogue Caf√© Rio de Janeiro (Universidade¬†C√Ęndido¬†Mendes):

The programme will be updated in the upcoming days.

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