May

13

Digital technology – stand up for entrepreneurship and social impact 0 Reply

Technology has entirely modified the way we live life and in years to come the changes will be incredible. Never before the symbiosis of Technology and Social Entrepreneurship was been so perfect.

Social entrepreneurs often have to find creative solutions to everyday challenges and also combine technological competence with strategic thinking.

Digital technology has a big contribution to stand up entrepreneurship and social impact.

How social entrepreneurs are leading with it?

Digital technology – stand up for entrepreneurship and social impact

 

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Sep

27

Business Development & Internationalisation for Crafts Makers! 2 2

Dialogue Café is come back with interesting and useful sessions!

 

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In the framework of our cycle Global Exchange of Crafts Makers, Dialogue CafĂ©s based in Évora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro will organise a session on “Business Development and internationalisation” with the aim of providing makers with key information on how to strengthen their business and promote its development at the international level, as well as sharing information on business sustainability and shared business strategies.

During the session experts, makers and organisations from Portugal and Brasil will be invited to present their knowledge, resources and share their experiences.

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The session will take place next 26 October from 15h to 17h London time in our respective locations: 

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Jan

26

Cycle on Social Entrepreneurship 0 Reply

Cycle on Social Entrepreneurship

 

Overview

Social entrepreneurship and social innovation are at the heart of the Dialogue Café Association mission. The recommendations received during the sessions organised in 2015 on women´s empowerment through creative industries and on creative hubs and entrepreneurship as vehicle for social change, and in 2016 on incubation models for social and creative entrepreneurship: sharing knowledge and testimonials, gave us the opportunity to identify the need of organising follow-up activities focused social entrepreneurship. Activities including exchanges, networking opportunities, trainings, conferences and seminars.

In this framework and with the aim of promoting global exchanges and networking opportunities, as well as strengthening youth capacities and skills on social entrepreneurship, a cycle on social entrepreneurship will be implemented in 2017. The cycle will address challenges and issues previously identified by the participants and partners of Dialogue Café Network.

With this project we aim at stregthening youth entrepreneurs capacities, developing networking opportunities, promoting global exchanges, identifying good practices, addressing the needs of social entrepreneurs and developing a global community on social entrepreneurship around Dialogue Cafe Network.

Source: The Inspiring Entreprise

 

How the cycle will be implemented?

Activities will be organised each month (with exception of holidays periods) and will alternate, conferences, debates, exchanges and meetings. The topics proposed are:

 

Registration and Further information 

For further information and registration, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Nov

9

Incubation models for social & creative entrepreneurship: Sharing knowledge and testimonials 0 Reply

A vibrant and diverse social enterprise incubation landscape has been rapidly evolving over the last years. Incubators and accelerators have been pioneers in successfully combining support services including mentoring, funding, business development and infrastructure, to support the emergence of innovative social enterprises and start-ups. In this framework, social and creative entrepreneurship has also found a place and the support from different specialised incubators. Variations in the focus of social incubators have also led to emergence of unique operating and financing models of these social enterprise incubators.

 

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As follow-up of the cycle on social and creative entrepreneurship organised by Dialogue Café in 2015, we would like to launch an knowledge exchange session with the main purpose of review the existing incubation models in the social and creative sector, provide an opportunity to exchange practices and promote networking between social enterprise incubators and other eco-system players from across the world.

With this objective incubators and projects incubated working in the social and creative sector will be invited to participate in this session and share challenges and experiences.

The session will take place in portuguese and will join participants in Dialogue Cafe Lisboa (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) and Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University).

Special organisations will join is in Évora: ADRAL and Lisbon: Fab Lab and Creative Hub Mouraria!

For more information download the concept paper and the programme.

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Nov

8

Sustainable clothing vs Fast fashion 2 2

Each week we discover something new about the negative impact the fast fashion industry is having in people´s live and our planet, because the abuse of resources, human and naturals. Confronting this challenge, people, aware and committed, decide to engage and be part of a global or local change. Our commitment for a better future may come from different routes, changing our consumption way of life, thinking about the impact of our daily life, or why not, sewing our own clothes.

The DIY (Do It Yourself) movement and attitude is growing faster for some years now. The list of introductory workshops offered, creative sewing magazines sold, and number of interactions on Pinterest focused on DIY tips, are only few, but strong indicators of the power this movement is acquiring globally. Nevertheless, the DIY movement is having greater impact and seems to serve as powerful injection of motivation for creativity. What started as a hobby becomes stronger and more stable with business projection. The number of makers and sustainable aimed fashion projects increased, but it is this trend having a real impact on the fast fashion industry? Which are the other elements having an influence in the development of sustainable fashion initiatives?

 

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In the framework of the Global Exchange of Crafts Makers launched in April 2016, Dialogue Café Association is organising a global conversation on “Sustainable clothing, it´s the DIY movement a response to fast fashion?”.

The session will take place on 29 November from 15h to 17h London time and will connect DCs based in Dialogue Cafe Lisboa (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) and Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University).

Special speakers will join us in:

Dialogue Café Lisbon:

Diana Pais, Founder of Cose Mais and Miss Castelinhos; Teresa Carvalheira, Board Member of Fashion Revolution Portugal; Joana Tadeu, Co-Founder of A Montra / The Window Sustainable Curators; RĂ©mi, Director of Charivari Lab; Ana Rita Albuquerque from VOLUME Atelier; and Sara Mazurca of Mazurca Handmade.

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Brazil):

Michelle Narita, Co-Founder of Slow Down Fashion, Helena Rocha from Pipa Social, and SĂ­lvia Blumberg from SĂ­lvia Blumberg Joias.

Makers, creative and engaged people are invited to participate in this debate and discuss about how the DIY movement can, in one hand, fight against the impact the fast fashion has in our planet, in other hand, strengthen sustainable clothing initiatives.

For more information about the session download the concept paper and the programme!

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Apr

26

Call for Expression of Interest: Training on Diversity, creativity and innovation with the enterprise 0 Reply

We are now looking to schedule further trainings for 2016 on diversity, creativity and innovation within the enterprise; youth transforming conflict; peacebuilding and intercultural dialogue; social entrepreneurship and changemaking to ensure that the members of our network have access to non-formal and informal trainings in order to promote social innovation and intercultural dialogue in our societies, main objective of Dialogue CafĂ© network.In this framework, in May 2016, Dialogue CafĂ© Association will organise a training programme on “Diversity, creativity and innovation within the enterprise” for young adults/students interested in decision making, management and business.This training is part of the Entreprise pilar of Dialogue CafĂ© programme.

 

Call for interest - Diversity creativity innovation within the entreprise

 

We wish to ensure that training sessions are organised according to demand and interest. If you or representatives from your organisation/company would consider attending this training, contact the Dialogue Café Associatio by 10 May 2016, for more detailed information and registration.

Registration is required and participants should participate in all programme consisting in 5 sessions to receive a certificate of participation. The sessions will be scheduled as soon as a minimum of 5 participants is confirmed in each participating Dialogue Café (Evora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro).

Check-out the DC Training 2016 – Diversity, creativity and innovation within the enterprise – Concept Paper.

 

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Hi Ashique, Thank you for your interest! Our cycle is finalised but more sessions on crafts will take place at Dialogue Cafe. For instance you can visit our profil in vimeo and attend online some sessions recorded. https://vimeo.com/dcafe Otherwise we plan to publish a book with the recommendations and findings of our discussions on crafts. Keep posted! Thanks again for your interest DC team
daliasendra on 2019.07.29