Dialogue Café uses state of the art video conferencing technology to enable face-to-face conversations between diverse groups of people from around the world so that they can share experiences, learn from each other and work together to make the world a better place. Dialogue Café is a platform for innovation and creativity – enabling organisations and individuals to forge new links, consolidate existing ones and create new collaborations and projects.
Dialogue Café is for individuals and organizations with a social, educational or cultural mission – such as foundations, civil society organizations, community groups, universities, schools, social enterprises, co-operatives, public sector bodies and agencies. Dialogue Café is based on the radical but simple idea that people have many things in common and given the opportunity, they will explore their common interests, sparking collaborations and stimulating ideas that address the major issues of today. These kinds of conversations and collaborations can lead to new ways of thinking and doing: they can empower individuals and communities, break down prejudice and misconceptions and promote greater understanding and co-operation across cultures.
In Amsterdam the Dialogue Café was housed for a number of years at the historic Waag building in the centre of Amsterdam, supported by Waag Society.