Social Integration Through Informal Dialogue

The project was created to promote dialogue as a tool for integration by organizing events called Open Cafe. It aims to create a place which brings different people together, in a safe and open space, which encourages dialogue and inclusion. Also, the goal is to give young people the opportunity to express their own voice, feelings, thoughts, dreams and visions. Open Cafe events take place in 4 different cities across Europe: Rzeszow in Poland, Magenta in Italy, Malmo in Sweden and Patras in Greece. 

With a cup of coffee or tea, participants of Open Cafe have the opportunity to discuss about different topics, share your experiences and be a part of intercultural workshops and activities. The events is an open space for you to gain knowledge and be aware of local and international issues of our society.  

Open Cafe is organized by volunteers of the partner organizations of this project. In order to be able to facilitate the events, they received the following support:

 – the training on event management and promotion (Rzeszow, Poland, April 2019)

– the training on cultural sensitivity (Lund, Sweden in December 2019) 

– the study visit to different organizations which work with the integration of migrants (Arma di Taggia, October 2020)

The project aims also at inspiring other organizations to start hosting such events in their communities. For this reason, the partner organizations are going to publish a guide on how to organize Open Cafe as well as a they will lunch a series of videos presenting examples of the activities

Read more about our activities

  

Dissemination seminar in Rzeszow

On 28th of July a very special day for the project! In an inspiring space of Urban Lab Rzeszów we

 

The evaluation meeting

The project evaluation meeting in Patras The last team meeting of the representatives of the project “Social Integration Through Informal

  

Open Cafe Rzeszów kicks off with summer season of 2021

On Wednesday 23/06/2021 our Open Café took place at Kwadrat Kultury with the topic of Science. This Open Café has

 

The digital guide on how to run Open Cafe is out!

have you ever considered hosting an Open Cafe in your local community! If so, please check out our publication with

  

Open Cafe in Sweden comes back in 2021

The first open cafe in 2021 was announced on the 13th January. On that day, we discussed about travelling and

  

Open Dialogue Cafe in Greece goes online!

Covid-19 drastically changed the nature of Open Dialogue Cafe, which used to be an occasion for its volunteers to meet

 

Study visit in Italy – the last international meeting of the hosts.

Arma di Taggia, 03.10.2020-09.10.2020 by Oscar Boldrini In the framework of Social Integration Through Informal Dialogue, better know as Open

  

Open Cafe Rzeszow goes online – here is no certainty, only opportunity.

This quote from the world known movie “V for Vendetta” inspired INPRO volunteers for facilitate the first Open Café of

  

Open Dialogue Cafe in Patras reunited.

Hello everyone, it’s been such a long time !  After a long break due to Covid-19 we finally organised our

  

Open Cafè in Magenta restarts the meetings after lockdown!

Open Cafe Magenta 02.07.2020 By: Oscar Boldrini Finally, we are back!! This is the motto of the evening! Our participants

  

Open Cafe in Rzeszow is back with summer edition!

Open Cafe enthusiasts met again in a new surroundings in Rzeszow. Kwadrat Kultury (Square of Culture), a new social open

 

Coordinators met again in December in Magenta

The second team meeting was held in Magenta, Italy between 7 – 8 December 2019. The purpose of the meeting

 

The second training on cultural sensitivity, this time in Sweden

This training course was the second stage of the development of Open Cafe hosts. It took place between 2-5 December

  

1st Open Cafe Magenta

1st Open Cafe Magenta The first Open Cafe lead by the Italian team took place in the Caffetteria “L’angolo del

  

1st Open Cafe in Rzeszów: success and laughs

On 15/05 the Open Cafe was dedicated to welcoming all participants back. It was a time to say hellos again,

  

1st Open Cafe in Patras: Good audience and funny moments

About 20 people enjoyed in our 1st Open Dialogue Cafe in Cafe Gefires, Patra (Greece). From now on, untill June

  

1st Open Cafe in Örkelljunga: All about Sports

MEXPERT hosted its first OPEN CAFE as an output for the Social Integration Through Informal Dialogue project and funded by

 

How to run Open Cafe? Training for the Hosts in Poland

The training course took place from the 15th to 19th of April, 2019 in Rzeszów, Poland. It gathered 20 participants

 

1st project transnational meeting

On January 28th & 29th, 2019 we officially launched the two-year Erasmus+ project “Social Integration Through Informal Dialogue”. Within this