Celebrating Human Rights! 0 Reply

Human Rights Day

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. The Universal Declaration ‚Äď the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages – is as relevant today as it was on the day that it was adopted.

Nowadays, our societies face many challenges with regard to the implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said that ‚Äúcooperation between all actors, through multilateral institutions, can solve the complex challenges that face the world, and that by working to uphold human rights, ‚Ķ can ensure more just and respectful societies, living together in sustainable development and security‚ÄĚ

In the framework of its 70 anniversary, Dialogue Café Association and its network members wish to promote, engage and reflect on the UDHR by organising a global session. A session aimed at raising awareness of what the UDHR means in everyday life, giving the floor to Human Right activists to know more about their commitment and finally, reflecting how each of us can stand up for human rights.

Activists, Human Rights and civil society organisations, youth leaders and workers, volunteers and general public based in cities of Belgrade, √Čvora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro will participate in this discussion and share their views, experiences and ideas on how taking action and standing up for Human Rights.

Dialogue Cafés participating in this debate are: Belgrade, Evora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar, and Rio de Janeiro!

Provisional Programme

Dialogue Café Belgrade

* Stefan Kondic, UNA Serbia, Masters degree in Political Science from Princeton
* Nikola Petrovic, Serbian Youth Delegate to the UN, Masters degree in Law at Cambridge
* Representative of the Belgrade Open School that deals with human rights protection.

For further information, contact



Social Innovation Initiatives Supporting NEETs 0 Reply


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.


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

 [1] European Commission Reference

[2] ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth 2017 Report: ‚ÄúPaths to a better working future‚ÄĚ ––en/index.htm






Youth participation and their role in conflict transformation РDialogue Café Subotica 0 Reply

Youth Participation Conflict Resolution

This session is organised as pilot session in the framework of the Dialogue Café Subotica project. It aims at sharing knowledge on how to develop and to create opportunities for promoting youth participation and active role in managing conflict situations by strengthening their social skills, capacity of dialogue, mediation, negotiation and cooperation. In this framework, good practices and tools implemented in this field by international organisations, NGOs, local and national authorities, will be presented during the session in order to promote mutual learning and good practices exchange.


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


In this framework, good practices and tools implemented in this field by international organisations, NGOs, local and national authorities, will be presented during the session in order to promote mutual learning and good practices exchange.

The session will take place on 17 May 2017 from 15h to 17h London time and will be organised in the framework of the launching process of Dialogue Café Subotica. The third Dialogue Café to be opened in Serbia thanks to the partnership developed with United Nations Associations Serbia РUNA Serbia and the cooperation of local partners.

At the session the participating groups of young members from Novi Pazar and Belgrade that have participated in the activities of the Dialogue Cafes in the two cities. They will with the youth of Subotica share their experiences participating in the DC activities, as well as have an intercultural meeting from the different cities and regions in Serbia.

Download the programme and contact us for further information.







Inauguração Oficial Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia 0 Reply



Temos o prazer de o/a convidar a participar na Sess√£o de Abertura Oficial do Di√°logo Caf√© Cidade de Praia. Este evento √© organizado pela Associa√ß√£o Dialogue Caf√© e pelo Instituto Pedro Pires para a Lideran√ßa. Durante a sess√£o proceder-se-√† um interc√Ęmbio de ideias sobre o papel do di√°logo na constru√ß√£o da paz e no desenvolvimento da coopera√ß√£o.



Oradores especiais v√£o juntar-se a n√≥s: em Lisboa (Funda√ß√£o Calouste Gulbenkian), Dr. Jorge Sampaio, Presidente de Portugal (1996-2006), Presidente do Dialogue Caf√©; na Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Lideran√ßa), S. Ex¬™ Dr. Pedro Pires, Presidente de Cabo Verde (2001 ‚Äď 2011), Presidente do Instituto Pedro Pires para a Lideran√ßa. Participantes baseados em √Čvora e Rio de Janeiro participar√£o tamb√©m nesta sess√£o especial de inaugura√ß√£o do Dialogue Caf√© Cidade de Praia. Consulte e descarregue o¬†programa.

Junte-se a esta conversa global! 

Enrique√ßa com sua pr√≥pria experi√™ncia e opini√Ķes!

Para mais informa√ß√Ķes ou inscri√ß√Ķes contacte-nos por correio eletr√≥nico.



New Dialogue Cafe in Cidade de Praia!



Opening DC Cidade de Praia


We are so happy to annouce that Dialogue Cafe Network will be strengthened with a new DC in Cidade de Praia (Cape Verde). In partnership with the Institute Pedro Pires for Leadership (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Liderança), Dialogue Cafe will bring in dialogue youth, women, civil society organisations and people from Cape Verde together!

Keep posted and follow us to know the details of its opening.

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Call for Expression of Interest: Training on Youth on transforming conflict and peace building 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 Café network.
In this framework, in August 2016, Dialogue Caf√© Association will organise a training programme¬†on Training on Youth on transforming conflict and peace building‚ÄĚ
for young adults/students interested on peacebuilding, transforming conflict and intercultural dialogue.

Youth Transforming Conflict - Call


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 us by 30 July 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, Cidade de Praia, Florence, Lisbon, Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro).

Check-out the Youth Transforming Conflict РConcept Paper.


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Hello Michele! the Smart Cities II project finished longtime ago. If you wish concrete information, contact us by email to With thanks and kind regards
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