• SPEAK Village 2019 - Celebrating diversity!

    Termas de São Pedro do Sul

    Picture this: it’s a new day at the Village, the sun is shining right above the mountain lines and you’re getting ready to rejoin the amazing group of people that you met the day before. You’re excited! And why wouldn't you? Your day will be packed with exciting activities, genuine cultural experiences, stunning natural views and the overall feeling of being in the right place, at the right time. » Welcome to the SPEAK Village: the place to celebrate life and diversity « This year, we will go to the beautiful São Pedro do Sul region (Viseu, Portugal) - from may 31 to June 2! What can you expect? # Connect with a multicultural group of people | celebrate and have loads of fun # Get in touch with local culture | food, traditions, arts and much more # Explore nature | fresh air and mountain views # Relax and enjoy | Take a break from your routine > Check here everything you need to know about the SPEAK Village: https://goo.gl/kzF16H > Program and activities will be available soon! What are you waiting for? Buy your ticket here: https://goo.gl/forms/e1bAIJbZLkkLH0mO2 [Click "attend" (https://goo.gl/AwqmgW) and get the latest news]

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  • Picnic, Language & Culture Exchange

    Parc Eduardo VII

    Hi everyone! It seems that the weather is finally getting better next week! Yeay! Why not celebrate it in a park, with food and incredible people from all corners of the world? And, of course, lots of languages to speak (or at least try to)? What to bring: - food - a towel to sit on - sunscreen - your best mood!! It's going to be fun!! Participants will be divided according to the languages they're interested in practicin, and the availability of advanced and/or native speakers. It is almost certain that there will be speakers of the following languages: Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Arabic, German and Dutch, sometimes also Polish, Russian, Korean and Chinese, among other languages. We will be sitting close the big flag on the top of the garden, not quite next to it, but on the upper side of the road. (We will check the weather forecast two or three days before the event. If it is raining, the event will take place indoors at Casa do Impacto, don't worry!) We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Is Universal Basic Income the future?

    Casa do Impacto

    What if everyone had the right to an income that assured a decent life? What if any person had an income with which they could at least pay their minimum needs to live? Would it be fair? How can you implement such a plan? An experienced team in the subject is coming to Casa do Impacto to introduce the concept of Unconditional Basic Income. The purpose is to clarify the idea behind it and to understand its impact in society. Following the presentation, we'll have a conversation in an informal environment accompanied by drinks and a very good time. Come to find out more about Universal Basic Income and clear your ideas about this controversial topic that can be a reality in the future!

  • Get a taste of Village

    Casa do Impacto

    Lisbon. Rooftop. Sunset. People from all over the world. Food. Music. Are you feeling it already? Because we certainly are! In May 14th join us at Casa do Impacto (https://goo.gl/maps/Hb3qFAs5L5thZDc19) for a “Get a taste of Village” sunset with the most beautiful view of Lisbon and the most amazing group of people. We’ll have a workshop (it’ll be a surprise!), sun (hopefully), music and food from all over the world. This is just for you to see an example of what will happen at SPEAK Village (but we assure you, it will be even better). In order for us to try food from everywhere, we ask you to bring food preferably from your own country. It doesn’t have to be anything complex, we just want to put all our senses traveling the world! If you are trying to convince some friends to go with you to Village and you’re having some trouble, bring them...after this sunset, there’s no way they’ll say no! Get ready to get a taste!

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  • SPEAK Language and Culture exchange

    Casa do Impacto

    Hi everyone! The next Language and culture exchange is right around the corner - It's a great opportunity to meet new people, practice your language skills and share your culture with others. We will have language tables according to the languages people are interested in practicing and the availability of advanced and/or native speakers. There are usually speakers of the following languages: Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Arabic, sometimes also Polish, Russian, Korean, German, Dutch and Chinese, among other languages. Very important: bring some Snacks to feed the unicorns... Besides, speaking foreign languages on an empty stomach is not recommended! We look forward to seeing you there! <> ________________________ Event Details: Starting time: 5h30 pm Ending: 8h30 pm Location: Casa do Impacto (https://goo.gl/maps/ZqpafNxukpN2) - The entrance to the building is at the intersection between Travessa de São Pedro and Rua da Rosa. -- Closest metro stations: Rato / Baixa-Chiado / Restauradores

  • SPEAK Language & Culture exchange

    Casa do Impacto

    Hi everyone! The next Language and culture exchange is right around the corner - It's a great opportunity to meet new people, practice your language skills and share your culture with others. We'll start with a "speed talking" dynamic and then directly to the language tables! There will be at least two tables: one dedicated to Portuguese-English and another to Italian-Portuguese. Depending on the participants we can have extra tables with extra languages being exchanged. If you would like to practice a specific language let us know which one in the comments! Very important: bring some Snacks... Speaking foreign languages on an empty stomach is not recommended! We look forward to seeing you there! <> Event Details: Starting time: 5h30 pm Ending: 8h30 pm

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  • SDG #3 -> 5 moments a day keep the doctor away!

    Casa do Impacto

    Casa do Impacto, with the help of its partners, is organizing Thursdays with Impact - a weekly event that addresses the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In April the theme is the SDG #3 - Good Health and Well-Being. Join SPEAK and Casa do Impacto on the 11th of April at 6PM for the session: "5 moments a day that will keep the doctor away". We will watch a short Ted Talk and go through a journey of 5 moments during the day that we can do in order to improve our health and well-being in everyday life. We will ask participants to engage in a reflection of these 5 moments and take into action during each of them. Let's experiment the impact of each moment and maybe even go on a journey of 30 days. Who's up to the challenge?

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  • SPEAK Language & Culture exchange

    Casa do Impacto

    Hi everyone! The next Language and culture exchange is right around the corner - It's a great opportunity to meet new people, practice your language skills and share your culture with others. We'll start with a "speed talking" dynamic and then directly to the language tables! There will be at least two tables: one dedicated to Portuguese-English and another to Italian-Portuguese. Depending on the participants we can have extra tables with extra languages being exchanged. If you would like to practice a specific language let us know which one in the comments! Very important: bring some Snacks... Speaking foreign languages on an empty stomach is not recommended! We look forward to seeing you there! <> ________________________ Event Details: Starting time: 5h30 pm Ending: 8h pm Location: Casa do Impacto (https://goo.gl/maps/ZqpafNxukpN2) - The entrance to the building is at the intersection between Travessa de São Pedro and Rua da Rosa. -- Closest metro stations: Rato / Baixa-Chiado / Restauradores

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  • Language & Culture exchange

    Casa do Impacto

    Hi everyone! The next Language and culture exchange is right around the corner - It's a great opportunity to meet new people, practice your language skills and share your culture with others. We'll start with a "speed talking" dynamic and then directly to the language tables! There will be at least two tables: one dedicated to Portuguese-English and another to Italian-Portuguese. Depending on the participants we can have extra tables with extra languages being exchanged. If you would like to practice a specific language let us know which one in the comments! Very important: bring some Snacks... Speaking foreign languages on an empty stomach is not recommended! We look forward to seeing you there! <> ________________________ Event Details: Starting time: 5h30 pm Ending: 8h pm Location: Casa do Impacto (https://goo.gl/maps/ZqpafNxukpN2) - The entrance to the building is at the intersection between Travessa de São Pedro and Rua da Rosa. -- Closest metro stations: Rato / Baixa-Chiado / Restauradores

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  • SPEAK Language & Culture exchange

    Casa do Impacto

    Hi everyone! The next Language and culture exchange is right around the corner - It's a great opportunity to meet new people, practice your language skills and share your culture with others. We'll start with a "speed talking" dynamic and then directly to the language tables! There will be at least two tables: one dedicated to Portuguese-English and another to Italian-Portuguese. Depending on the participants we can have extra tables with extra languages being exchanged. If you would like to practice a specific language let us know which one in the comments! Very important: bring some Snacks... Speaking foreign languages on an empty stomach is not recommended! We look forward to seeing you there! <> ________________________ Event Details: Starting time: 5h30 pm Ending: 8h pm Location: Casa do Impacto (https://goo.gl/maps/ZqpafNxukpN2) - The entrance to the building is at the intersection between Travessa de São Pedro and Rua da Rosa. -- Closest metro stations: Rato / Baixa-Chiado / Restauradores

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