Oct

18

Social Impact, more effective and user friendly methodologies 0 Reply

social impact

Background

Social impact might be defined as the positive change addressing a social challenge created as result of a thoughtful set of actions implemented with this purpose. Sometimes social impact is identified also with social change, social innovation, social entrepreneurship or social entrepreneur because all of these concepts are identified as multiples paths towards a desired outcome. Their interpretation depends indeed on the context. Evidencing social impact and how to measure it might be one of the major challenges related to this field of intervention. Identifying methods, strategies and methodologies to impact actions, projects or programmes aimed at boosting social impact, has been a clear priority in the latest years. Doing well, might help charities, social organisations, entrepreneurs, and any other agent motivated by social change to improve his/her action, compare its achievements with other organisations and communicate evidence to attract further investment. Some reflections to take into consideration about social impact evidence might be sustainability, who benefits?, how many people benefit? and how do they benefit?

Social innovation is at the heart of Dialogue Café and many sessions have been focused on social impact. Given its relevance, Dialogue Café Evora proposes to organise a debate on social impact methodologies to deeply analyse how best we can improve and measure social impact action. With this purpose, Dialogue Café Association and its members are organising a session untitled “Social Impact, more effective and user friendly methodologies”.

Social entrepreneurs and organisations promoting social impact will be invited to discuss the following questions, but not limited to:

What is social impact?

  • What are the most effective and user-friendly methodologies?
  • How can you evaluate the social impact of projects?
  • Organizations recognize the realities in which act?
  • Can organizations always pull impact results on their projects?

Dialogue Cafés participating are Belgrade, Cidade de Praia, Evora, Lisbon and Novi Pazar!

The session will take place on 24 October 2019 from 15h to 17h London time.

Programme will be shared shortly. Keep Posted!

Participation is free and open!

Join us and share your knowledge!

 

Contacts for detailed information

Dialogue Café Association and Dialogue Café Lisbon - Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

Dialogue Café Évora – Margarida Oliveira / Eugénio de Almeida Foundation (margarida.oliveira@fea.pt) & Ana Rita Valido / ADRAL Agency (ana.valido@adral.pt)

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar – Fatima Durovic (fatimadurovic@gmail.com)

Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia – Indira Pires (ipires@institutopedropires.org.cv)

 

May

19

What Design Can Do 4 Social Change! 0 Reply

Design and innovation have a huge impact on society well beyond the creative industries – finding solutions to problems that affect every aspect of our lives. It is about rethinking and re engaging existing paradigms to stimulate new futures. Questioning the global context of design, consumption & production can bring us to sustainable solutions and social change. Design and innovation include different perspectives: eco-design tools, design-led thinking tools and methods of developing project and programme strategies. Schools of Design need to provide to students with technical knowledge and skills to achieve more sustainable interventions, encourages design-led thinking and innovation through first-hand experiences from business, engineering and design perspectives.

20170406_Session on What Design Can Do for Social Change

Aim

The objective of this session organised between the IADE European University (Lisbon) and Dialogue Café Association is to share knowledge and promote mutual learning on what design can do for social change.

With this purpose, during the session the IADE European University (Lisbon) and the Paris College of Arts (Paris) will present research and initiatives developed and address the main challenge of how can we improve social change by applying methodologies of design-thinking and/or product design.

Students of design, social entrepreneurs, designers and any person interested in making changes happen are welcome to join us and participate in this discussion.

PROGRAMME

The role of research on promoting Design for Social Change and Sustainable Innovation:

Design strategies for social change and community development

Case study projects of applied design research

  • JoĂŁo Bernarda, Collaborative Design Methodologies Empowers Resilience of Communities, IADE European University, Lisbon
  • Hugo Rocha, Paradigm shift in Design Education to boost Strategic Innovations, Sustainable Solutions and Social Change, IADE European University, Lisbon

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Read the biographies of the participants and the abstracts of the projects to be presented!

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May

4

Sharing Knowledge on Refugees Social Inclusion through Artisanship and Culture 0 Reply

DC Cycle 2016 - Global Exchange of Craft Makers S8 - Flyer

 

According to the UNHCR, the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide reached 59.5 million at the end of 2014, the highest level since World War II with a 40% increase taking place since 2011. More than a million forcibly displaced people, migrants and refugees, crossed into Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggled to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people. Ensuring their integration and full participation in the economic, social, and political life of the society in which they live is a right that needs to be ensured if we wish to guarantee their social inclusion and the observance of their human rights.

In several contexts, arts and culture, more specifically traditional artisanship have been used as vehicle for displaced people social inclusion as making things by hand using centuries-old techniques and traditional knowhow might firstly, promote their empowerment and integration through employment opportunities and self-confidence increase; secondly, contribute to the preservation of intangible cultural heritage in need of safeguarding because of forced migrations and conflicts.

In the framework of the Global Exchange of Crafts Makers, Dialogue Café Association is organising this session with the aim of sharing knowledge and promoting mutual learning on how artisanship can be used to promote displaced people social inclusion and the preservation of intangible cultural heritage. With this purpose concrete initiatives being implemented will share their experiences and serve as inspiration for other organisations working in those fields.

The main goal of the cycle Global Exchange of Crafts Makers is to promote exchanges and dialogue between different crafts makers around the world with the aim, in one hand, of identifying the challenges and opportunities of this promising creative sector in future economies, in the other hand, promoting a dialogue and transmission of know-how between traditional and innovative artisans, between senior and young generations.

The session will take place next 25 May from 15h to 17h London time.

PROGRAMME[1]

Moderator: Dalia Sendra, Dialogue Café Association

Artisanship: empowering people, preserving know-how:

  • Flore de Taisne & Edmund Le Brun, Ishkar, Paris

Facing together the challenge of ensuring refugees social inclusion:

Artisanship as vector for refugees’ social inclusion. Sharing European experiences. 

 

[1] provisional version

For further information contact us!

 

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.

 

Jan

24

Change-Makers & Social Transformers you are most welcome! 2 2

Dialogue Café network is organising a exciting session for changemakers and social transformers; people who invest their creativity, knowledge, competences and love for bringing social change to our societies. This amazing exchange is the first session organised in the framework of a new project launched by Dialogue Cafe, a cycle on social entrepreneurship. 

20170202 Session Becoming Change-Maker

The session will take place next 02 February 2017 from 15h to 16h30 London time.

Dialogue Cafés joining this initiative are Cidade de Praia (Pedro Pires Institute for Leadership), Evora (ADRAL), Lisbon (Calouste Gulbekian Foundation), and Novi Pazar (Center Duga).

Special initiatives joining this session are:

  • Dialogue CafĂ© Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Liderança): 
    • Luis Pedro Duarte, TEDx Praia Partnership and Projects Coordinator at Geração B-Bright Youth Organisation.
    • Graça Sanches, Professor of history and Activist on gender issues
    • Bernardino Gonçalves, Volunteer at “Youth for Peace” Movement

Join us and meet inspiring people and inspiring stories!

For more information, check-out the concept paper and the programme.

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May

6

Upcoming sessions in May: Save the Date! 0 Reply

May will be also a month with interesting activities focused on global issues as journalism, entrepreneurship and green economy.

 

Dialogue and Be Happy!

Dialogue and Be Happy!

 

The second session of the cycle focused on journalism will allow us to discuss about the limits or opportunities of combining journalism and activism (21 May).

Green economy will also become a topic of discussion between DCs (26 May). This activity led by DC Novi Pazar will allow us to exchange information, views and experiences among countries in transition as Serbia and Brazil.

Moreover, we will launch our cycle of sessions on how entrepreneurship and creative hubs can promote social change. The first session (28 May) will serve as introductory discussion to this issue. The following sessions will focus on research, manager´s competences, good practices and networking opportunities.

More information will be posted in our blog shortly, but feel free to contact us at: info (at) dialoguecafe.org

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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