Workshop on Social media tools for activism and social change! 0 Reply

In the framework of the cycle “Youth Human Rights Activism: beyond social media“, Dialogue Cafe Association is organising a second session focused on social media tools for activism and social change.


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This workshop, taking place on 3 March from 15h00 to 16h30 London time, will be coordinated by Ana Pinto Martinho, Journalist and Trainer at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, University Institute of Lisbon (CIES-IUL).

Young activist and change makers are invited to join us in Dialogue Cafe Lisbon (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian – Room 3) and Dialogue Cafe Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University)

Join us and share with us how you use social media and other 4G Technology to promote social change and Human Rights!


For more information, contact us at daliasendra (at) casadoregalo.pt



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Source: http://economia.icaew.com

Source: http://economia.icaew.com

Creative industries are those industries that have their origin in individual creativity, skill, and talent, and have potential for job creation through the generation and exploitation of ideas or imagination. Using this broad definition, creative industries range from advertising and social media to the likes of agribusiness, design, and handicrafts. Creative industries provide a platform to support the sustained empowerment of women. In communities across the world, rich cultural value and traditional designs have been protected and nurtured by women through creative industries.”[1]


The rise of the creative industries presents significant opportunities for transforming women´s energy into new ideas, organisation and a future vision for societies. The sessions will address some of the critical policy approaches that are required to promote creative entrepreneurship among women and young women.

With this purpose, the Dialogue Café Association offer its network to address the challenges faced by women in terms of employment and opportunities for entrepreneurship within the creative sector and to reinforce networking opportunities.

Based on the main recommendations identified by international organisations such as UNCTAD[1], UNIDO and UNESCO, the Dialogue Café Network organises a session on women´s empowerment through creative industries focused on the following topics:

  • Women´s participation in Creative Industries.
  • Creative Young Women: sharing testimonials, needs and added value.
  • Good practices, Partnerships and Networking.


The session will take place next Thursday 24 March from 15h00 to 16h30 London time connecting DCs in Évora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar and Rio de Janeiro.

Dialogue Café Lisbon (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian):

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar (Centar Duga):

  • Misala Zukorlić, Cordinator in creative workskops for kids, ZVRK
  • Daniela Roglić, Manager in fashion and event decoration studio ATELJE
  • Benida Ćorović, Creative Director in INKO-home art
  • Irma Totic Nokić, Fashion designer

Dialogue Café Évora (ADRAL): 

Other participants will join us in Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University).

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[1] United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

[1] UNIDO GENDER Newsletter No. 4

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

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

[4] Creative Europe Programme

[5] United Nations Industrial Development Organization



Round-table on Youth Activism and Human Rights: Challenges and Added Value 0 Reply


In the framework of the Cycle on Youth Human Rights Activism: beyond social media, a first session will be addressing the challenges and the opportunities young activists found by using social media and new communication tools. This session will allow us to introduce the following sessions of the cycle.



The round table will take place on 25 February 2016 from 15h00 to 16h30 London time.

Special speakers will join us in:



  • Dialogue Cafe Lisbon (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian)
    • Rocío Cervera, Programme Manager Youth Co-operation, North-South Centre of the Council of Europe
    • Carla Santos, Trainer at Academia Ubuntu, IPAV
    • Daniel Oliveira, Activism and Training Coordinator, Amnesty International Portugal


  • Dialogue Cafe Rio de Janeiro (University Candido Mendes):
    • Ani Hao, Independent Researcher at FRIDA, The Young Feminist Fund
    • Talitha Vaz, Advocate, Researcher on sociocultural studies, Master at UFRJ

If you wish to join us in other city where a Dialogue Café is based, let us know!

For more information, contact us at daliasendra (at) casadoregalo.pt





Cycle on Youth Human Rights Activism: Beyond Social Media 0 Reply

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Nowadays because of the development of ICT and the global interconnectivity, youth have more access to information about global issues. Indeed, technology and the use of digital media have changed the way youth participate in activism globally, and youth are more active in media than older generations.

Youth activism and civic participation in social change focuses more on issue-oriented activism. People under the age of 18 comprise 46% of the global population, and these youth played a crucial role around the world in promoting human rights, equality and equity. They serve to strengthen already existing networks of political and social relationships among activists offline. Media activism among youth can be linked to the way youth protest and create communities online over specific issues and social connections. Social Media has become a primary organising tool for political and social movements globally. These movements through social media have been attributed to the interest and involvement of younger generations. However, beyond social media, new ICT technology is offering new opportunities and challenges to young social changers and activists.

This programme is aimed at strengthening Youth Human Rights Activism for social change. This cycle has as objective to analyse and to promote opportunities for developing skills of youth activists on Human Rights activism, social media, civic participation, cooperation and networking.


For this purpose Dialogue Cafe Network (DC Évora, DC Lisbon, DC Novi Pazar and DC Rio de Janeiro) is organising a cycle of three sessions as follows:


  • Session 1 – Round-table: Youth Activism and Human Rights: Challenges and Added Value (25 February 2016 – from 15h00 to 16h30 London time)
  • Session 2 – Workshop: Social media tools for activism (micro-blogging, online platforms, blogging). (03 March 2016 – from 15h00 to 16h30 London time)
  • Session 3 – Workshop: Why are social networks powerful tools for causes and campaigns? Working together, Launching a Campaign. (10 March 2016 – from 15h00 to 16h30 London time)


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





Fundraising and partnerships: social entrepreneurship in creative sectors. 0 Reply

Following the two amazing first sessions of the Cycle on “Creative Hubs and entrepreneurship as vehicle for social change”, the first one introducing the existing potential link between creative and social entrepreneurship, and the second one analysing hub managers and entrepreneurs competences and challenges; we are organising a third session which will take place next Tuesday 10 November from 15h00 to 16h30 (London time), on fundraising and partnerships.


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This session will allow us to discuss about opportunities and innovative methods to fundraise our projects on social entrepreneurship. In this framework, can be cooperation, barter, exchanges of services, partnerships, a source for fundraising our ideas? and if yes, how best?

Among many other participants, special speakers will include:

In DC Lisbon (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian):

In DC Novi Pazar (Centar Duga):

  • Dženan Narović, NVO Front

In DC Rio de Janeiro (UCAM – University):

  • Marcos André, Representative of Rio Criativo and Professor at the University Candido Mendes.

If you would like to share your views on this issue and present your experiences,

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More info at daliasendra (at) casadoregalo (dot) pt




Good practices and initiatives of social entrepreneurship on creative sectors 0 Reply

After two amazing sessions, the first one introducing the existing potential link between creative and social entrepreneurship, the second one analysing hub managers and entrepreneurs competences and challenges; a third session which will take place next Tuesday 10 November, will focus on fundraising and partnerships. With the aim to conclude the cycle by sharing inspiring iniciatives we will organise a fourth session smart practices on social entrepreneurship on creative sectors.


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As we discussed last WTuesday 27 October, social entrepreneurs are dream makers who share knowledge with the community in order to build a better future together. It´s a persistent non-conformist who search through creativity and innovation succesful solutions for social change.



During the fourth session of our cycle on Creative Hubs and Social Entrepreneurship as vehicles for Social Change“, we would like to talk about smart models that can inspire other people in the path to achieve their dream. With this purpose we will welcome amazing people next Wednesday 11 November from 15h00 to 16h30 (London time) in DC Lisbon (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian), DC Novi Pazar and DC Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University).

In the round-table we will firstly introduce the different organisation models we can find in the social and creative entrepreneurship landscape. Hence, our invitees will present their initiatives in detail and share with us the challenges they face and how they support successful projects.


Moderator: Dalia Sendra, Dialogue Café Association

Special speakers will include:

  • DC Novi Pazar
    • Dženan Narović, NVO Front

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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