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4iS - plataforma para a inovação social

National Network
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Address

Campus Universitário de Santiago, Edifício I
3810-193 Aveiro
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Telephone
+351927853670
E-Mail
puis@ua.pt
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2012
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Environment/Sustainable development
  4. Heritage
  5. Human rights
  6. International/Cultural relations
  7. Youth and education
General Information
4iS – plataforma para a inovação social (platform for social innovation) is a NGO, collaborative cross-sectoral platform that links organization, non-profit and for-profit, creators, artist and innovators. It has 30 collaborators and 10 executive board members. Our budget, around 100000€ per year comes from different national and international sources, such as, European commission, Local and Regional Portuguese governmental agencies and international foundations like Gulbenkian and Robert Bosch foundation.
Mission and Objectives

4iS – platform for social innovation aims to create a social value culture supported on social innovation practices through sharing of knowledge, services, projects and social enterprises. 4iS supports academic and non-academic communities by creating, developing and placing activities and cross-sectoral framework programs for social innovation, based on Sustainability, Active Citizenship, Culture, Creativity, Education, Employment, Social Entrepreneurship, Health and Wellbeing.

Main Projects / Activities

Promoter of the JUPT project in collaboration with University of Aveiro, Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission and UNESCO for promoting, inside Portuguese higher education institutions, the debate regarding citizenship and challenges of Portugal within the Lusophonic, Ibero-American and European communities. Co-coordination and execution of the Aveiro Entrepreneur Network (http://www.aveiro-empreendedor.pt/) – promoting programs and networks to support employability and entrepreneurship – and the EUniverCities (http://urbact.eu/en/projects/innovation-creativity/eunivercities/homepa…) and JOBTOWN (http://urbact.eu/en/projects/active-inclusion/jobtown/homepage/) projects within the URBACT network, promoted by the Municipality of Aveiro and the University of Aveiro. Promoter of the 2011 and 2012 editions of Ride for your Rights! (www.rideforyourrights.org). Promoter of the VivaCidade. Dress Up the City Voids within the Actors of Urban Change Program – a cross-sectoral project focused on urban regeneration through culture and participation (http://vivacidade.umnovolargo.pt/). Partner of the ARTERIA Project which aims to work artistically with cultural agents of several cities in central Portugal, in order to create a regional dynamic with local social impact and a proposed change on the relationship between the region and the national and international territory.(http://projectoarteria.blogs.sapo.pt/). Promoter and Coordinator of the 5th SALTA! - Aveiro Academic Theatre Festival in a partnership with the University of Aveiro Experimental Theatre Group (GrETUA).

Contact (1) Full Name
João Pedro Sousa Rosa
Job Title
Director
Head of the organisation
João Pedro Sousa Rosa

Academia de Música de Lagos

National Network
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Address

Rua Dr. José Cabrita - Rossio de S. João
8601-905 Lagos
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Telephone
00351282082786
E-Mail
direccao@amlagos.pt
E-Mail (2)
dartistica@amlagos.pt
E-Mail (3)
dtomaz@amlagos.pt
Mobile Phone
00351918734560
Mobile Phone (other)
00351914016037
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1986
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Heritage
  3. International/Cultural relations
  4. Youth and education
General Information
The "Academia de Música de Lagos" (AML) is a Non-Profit Public Utility Association, with facilities in four municipalities of Western Algarve: Lagos, Portimão, Lagoa and Loulé. It celebrates annually Sponsorship Contracts with the Ministry of Education, Programme Contracts with the referred municipalities and also with the Directorate General for the Arts/ Secretary of State for Culture of Portugal, having received several medals of recognition for its work, including Manifest of Cultural Interest by the Ministry of Culture since 1989 and Superior Cultural Interest in 2006. Having built an universe of more than 1000 students and 70 teachers, it is today the biggest music school in the south of the country.  The AML is also very much acquainted and driven by International Project Partnerships. In September 2012, the AML won the application for the 2013-2016 Art Supports Programme from the Directorate General for the Arts/ Secretary of State for Culture of Portugal, standing out as a leader organiser in the whole South of Portugal. It has also developed several European partnerships, including an INTERREG Project (2007). It has recently won "Tales from The Sea", Cultural Footprint | Arts and Education – First Steps, under an EEA Grant funded Programme (April 2015-February 2016);  the Fund for Bilateral Cooperation / Cultural Footprint - Arts and Education with Haugesund Kulturschole and Grieg’s Academy Bergen  (March 2014), reaching second place for the final project. It is also at the verge of acceptance of a Erasmus Plus Guitar Orchestra exchange with Escuela Fundacion Solidaridad (Granada, Spain) . AML has also developed a Comenius Bilateral partnership Project (in reserve list) with the "Conservatorio Profesional de Musica Cristobal de Morales" from Seville : "Al'Gharb-Al'Andaluz: Musical Heritage of the South-West Iberian Peninsula" project. The AML helds also Cooperation Agreements (hosting professional internships) with National Schools and Higher Music Education Institutions, including some international liaisons eg Royal Conservatory in The Hague (The Netherlands) and National Conservatoire in Tbilisi (Georgia).
Mission and Objectives

One of the main cultural goals of the Institution is the entwined path between arts and education, mainly music education with a varied set of instruments teaching, in classic and early music fields, towards an age spectrum up to 18 years old and with a minor representation in adult education. 
The main cultural drive is the valorization of the National and Regional Artistic production, through commissioning several works to Portuguese Composers, mainly: Bernardo Sassetti, Tiago Cutileiro, Pedro Louzeiro, Nuno Rodrigues, Armando Mota, Joaquim Galvão. The strongest concept in these music commissions is the enhancement and promotion of the Algarve's intangible heritage, through the orchestration of traditional pieces in an erudite way, e.g. "Concerto em Dó" for Piano and Orchestra, inspired by the regional theme "Baile mandado", (Armando Mota, 2011) , "Ti'Anita de Loulé", traditional music theme orchestrated for wind Instruments, voice and accordion, (Nuno Rodrigues, 2012), and “Gilda das Amendoeiras” (Nuno Rodrigues 2013), chamber music opera conceived in relation to the traditional Algarve tale (Lenda das Amendoeiras).
AML is also active in promoting Portuguese intangible heritage (fado and cante alentejano), putting together new emergent composers and ensembles such as Ana Pinhal, Manuel Maio (2014 and 2015) with traditional music groups such as Cantadeiras de Redondo and Grupo Etnográfico da Casa do Povo de Brinches (April 2015). It also aims at the internationalization of its ensembles, such as Ensemble Suest'Arte, with debut in Portugal and Spain for an INTERREG project in 2007 and a premiere in November 2015 in Georgia, for the EU Cultural Week, with a programme around Atlantic and Mediterranean Intangible heritage, including a partnership with the Georgian Polyphony IBERI Choir.
In these activities, the AML is responsible for the coordination of the commissioned works and the performances, putting together composers, students, emerging talents and professionals, and thus bringing together art and education as a whole.

Main Projects / Activities

The AML strives for keeping several orchestral ensembles, varying from 15 up to 100 musicians on stage, where professional musicians (teachers at the AML), are presented in stage along with their pupils, at a high quality level performance: Orquestra Clássica da Academia", “Orquestra de Sopros do Algarve”, “1001 Cordas”, “Orquestra de Percussão”, etc. Goal is to engage the youngsters, since early age, in professional performances, for audience reinforcement and education . AML has a wide portfolio meeting high quality standards of music playing with an intensive events annually agenda that includes music concerts, festivals, competitions, workshops and master classes (circa 300 events per year) with regional, national and international artists, namely : Festival Internacional de Percussão Cidade de Portimão [International Percussion Festival of Portimão], Concurso de Música Anatólio Cidade de Lagos [International Music Competition Anatólio Falé City of Lagos], Estágio Internacional de Cordas [International Strings Course], Estágio de Sopros (Winds Orchestra Course), Ciclo de Música Antiga [Early Music Festival] Sons Antigos a Sul.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

One one hand, the AML has a strong track record in promoting Mediterranean Intangible heritage in the fields of Music, being the most active private Association in the fields of Culture in the Algarve region.
One the other hand, the Algarve - AlGharb AlAndalus - is the strongest Mediterranean driven region in Portugal, mainly because of the strong Arab influence.
We would like to contribute in engaging in professional partnerships with other cultural institutions to promote the intangible heritage (early and traditional music) of the Iberian Peninsula (mainly Portugal and the Algarve region) and viceversa, bringing Mediterranean artists to the region, in order to give public awareness on strong and still unknown cultural bonds.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We want to join Anna Lindh Foundation to be involved in likeminded individuals and organizations that share the same values and passion towards cultural bonds: the Mediterranean. 
Music is the best anthidote for Historical Amnesia, in Jordi Savall's words. Music is also a way of bringing people together, through sharing the same cultural values. It is an essential path in the Mediterranean world of today.
"Why are we afraid of Strangers? - In the "1001 Nights" tale of Sindbad, meeting strangers was described as an enchanting experience worth the risks of navigating to faraway Indian and Chinese ports. Sindbad's positive vision of strangers led me to go deeper in researching 9th century Baghdad".
Fatema Mernissi

Contact (1) Full Name
Daniela Tomaz
Job Title
Artistical Director
Head of the organisation
José António Viegas de Sousa Gonçalves
Contact (2) Full Name
Viegas Gonçalves
Job Title (2)
President

ACERT – Associação Cultutal e Recreativa de Tondela

National Network
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Address

Rua Dr Ricardo Mota – Apartado 118
3461-909 Tondela
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Telephone
00 351 232 814 400
Telephone (other)
00 351 232 814 405
Fax
00 351 232 814 409
E-Mail
migueltorres@acert.pt
E-Mail (2)
trigolimpo@acert.pt
Mobile Phone
00 351 912 262 418
Mobile Phone (other)
00 351 917 262 480
Organisation Type
Other
Year of Establishment
1979
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Gender
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Youth and education
General Information
1. Non profit organization for public utility , with 30 working people 10 of them in full time; 2. 600.000€; 3. Ministry of culture, Ministry of youth, Tondela Municipality; 4. professional theatre companies, and all the programming of the Vovo Ciclo cultural center, exchanges mainly with Mozembique, Cabo Verde and Brazil, in 2005 we organized a session of the European Diploma on Cultural project Managed in partnership with the Marcel Hicter Foundation ; Tondela municipality, Ministry of culture, ANIMAR, several theatre groups from all over Europe, and in Mozambique, Brazil and Cabo Verde Having been formed in 1979, ACERT has the carrier of a multidisciplinary actuation in terms of the artistic areas, and grounded its creative strength on the original core: TRIGO LIMPO teatro ACERT. This particular situation - a theatre company generating a cultural association - is the main feature of the dynamics of ACERT, and influences decisively its attitude and evolution: the growth of a transversal project, in terms of the promotion of events; artistic formation and production, based on a highly professional team of theatrical agents who have guaranteed its operationality as far as the management of a continued permanent programming project is concerned. It has perpetuated itself as a cultural structure in a region of our country that asserts itself by: - Incorporating a permanently renewed and renewing artistic practice, within a steadily efficient communitarian relationship, in order to potentiate didactical circuits of conquest of varied publics and audiences who strongly feel, above all, the lack of cultural offers. - Projecting artistic experiences within an enlarged basis of local , regional, national and international itinerancy that favours the capitalization of experiences and contacts, so as to implement and potentiate the project as far as the artistic experimentalism, the innovation of methodologies and the geographical enlargement of audiences are concerned. - Searching for actuation practices that support the development of the project, as a widening factor of different geographical areas, and thus attracting urban publics who can be added to the communitarian interconnection and allow the achievement of a consistent whole plan of local insertion, namely through the boldness of both the practices and the established targets. - Permanently innovating the means of performance and intervention (the human resources - creators, technicians, animators -, the space, the equipments, the offer of services, the artistic formation and the cultural creation) so as to guarantee an increase of quality in programming, conditions offered to the creators and therefore to the publics. - Maintaining the level of artistic and professional exigency and self-demand, which has been made real by the formative updating and exchange of experiences, essential factors to continue a process of balanced and equilibrated growth. This practice made possible for ACERT to implant itself geographically, and to project itself in the cultural life of the country, though the identity it gives to the direction of a transversal, didactic, effective and daring artistic intervention, in order to transform cultural habits. It is worth stressing out that the district of Viseu, though it has today an indisputable cultural offer and projection, was once considered as a region without cultural practices, spaces or habits. Although we definitely don’t consider ACERT as the sole protagonist of this change, it would be absurd not to point out its the important role it played in this transformation.
Mission and Objectives

The main objective of the organization is to highlight the need of cultural work for the local sustainable development.
Education true culture
The possibilities of a cultural project outside the big centre cities in Portugal

Main Projects / Activities

Professional theatre company; Novo Ciclo – resource cultural centre managed by the association; Common cultural network with 7 municipalities of the centre region in Portugal; EQUAL project for gender questions;

Contact (1) Full Name
Miguel Cláudio Torres Bruno
Head of the organisation
Carlos Alberto Antunes da Silva
Contact (2) Full Name
José Rui Martins

ADAT - Associação dos Amigos do Tocá Rufar

National Network
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Address

R. Dr. Miguel Bombarda
Nº 40
2840-514 Seixal
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Telephone
214057906
E-Mail
tocarufar@tocarufar.com
E-Mail (2)
ruijr@tocarufar.com
Mobile Phone
917575664
Organisation Type
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment
1999
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. International/Cultural relations
  3. Research
  4. Youth and education
General Information
ADAT is a non-profit association with more than 15.000 members all over Portugal. We are a small team of 6 people working full-time. Our anual budget is around 100.000,00€. Sources of founding: Ministry of Culture; local administration; performing revenues; schools. Music classes; adults formation; seminars, exchanges; 100 performances a year Main partners: Ministry of Culture; City of Seixal; City of Moita.
Mission and Objectives

Tocá Rufar is an artistic and cultural education project that aims to assert and promote the Bombo (traditional Portuguese bass drum) and traditional Portuguese percussion. The project excels in placing art, learning and Portuguese culture in a privileged position as a source of value, development and contemporaneity, and by making it accessible to all.
Tocá Rufar’s mission is to promote the Bombo as a symbol of modern Portuguese culture and identity and to develop its practice in an orchestral context that concentrates on a contemporary expression of traditional Portuguese percussion, alongside providing exemplary educational practices within an instructive framework.
By creating and innovating from within the heart of traditional culture and employing high quality artistic practices, we intend to develop and export the image of a modern, agile, active, creative and innovative Portugal with a strong cultural identity. This is in addition to having a preeminent organizational model that can be applied by other national and foreign bodies.
Considering the contemporary cultural scene in Portugal, projects such as Tocá Rufar are essentially initiatives of sociocultural intervention and consequently provide alternative cultural models and practices to those offered by an entertainment industry that does not require the personal and social development of individuals and groups. Therefore, we participate in sociocultural projects that work towards the development of civil society, in particular the sectors that are most at risk and in need of attention.
The contribution and creativity of Tocá Rufar as a leader of distinction in the area of social work is summed up well by Rui Júnior, founder and director of the project, when in discussion with a local representative of education: “When our members enrol in the Tocá Rufar Orchestra, they take on the responsibility of representing the culture and identity of an entire country; due to its visibility, this initiative provokes a sense of duty. As a result, we demand hours of hard work and have strict rules on conduct, appearance and posture. Our members are artists and, above all, demanding and deserving human beings and – I guarantee you – they will know how to make important decisions and take on responsibilities, today and in the future, and do everything for their country. Therefore, sir, you need to give them the respect and admiration that they deserve. Any person that joins the orchestra, whether they are a child, teenager, adult, male or female, is considered and treated by Tocá Rufar as a talented individual.”
Under the motto “Lend yourself! Express yourself! Exceed yourself!”, Tocá Rufar gives its students a new and improved self-perception while also requiring them to find a balance between their personal will and the common good thus enabling them to affirm an individual identity within the community.
Performing social work through art provides them with the refuge of traditional culture while also extending their horizons and showing them a promising future within their reach and bestowing upon them the freedom to set their own limits. Besides proving the “tools” to achieve this, Tocá Rufar also demands effort, enthusiasm and the spirit of sacrifice, teaching its students in the process to be independent and take charge of their own lives.
Defining itself as an artistic and cultural project, Tocá Rufar protects its members from any social prejudice linked to their background, age, gender, race, culture or sexual orientation. Tocá Rufar is investing in the creation of platform that gives everyone equal opportunities to access the project and grow within it and within society.
By teaching in a group, Tocá Rufar brings together individuals whose social realities normally do not coincide or interact, however, once integrated into the orchestra everyone acquires equal status. Like members of a family, one common space is shared by people of different generations, cultures, life experiences, education, social status and identities. It is a space where everyone is understood and judged only on their input, goodwill and personal merit.
Orchestra members have the opportunity to access places and contexts that the majority of people do not. These have included: playing alongside renowned artists such as Buraka Som Sistema, Fafá de Belém, Fausto, Jorge Palma, José Mário Branco, Mickael Carreira, Paulo de Carvalho, Rui Júnior & oÓquesomtem?, Tony Carreira, Xutos & Pontapés, to name just a few; representing Portugal at international events including several World Expos (Expo’98 Lisbon; Expo Hannover 2002 Germany; Expo Aichi 2006 Japan), the Signing of the Treaty of Lisbon and several Festivals in the UK and in Belgium; and travelling the world and meeting people from various backgrounds. This not only plays an integral part in personal development but also provides a greater capacity for understanding and acceptance.
As well as having a direct effect upon its students, the project also influences those that engage with the group. Tocá Rufar’s shows and the manner in which its members behave and present themselves publicly inspires thousands of spectators, not just because of the high standard of music but also due to the integrity, education, generosity and kindness that they exude. Tocá Rufar members set an example, they challenge and nourish the spirit and are an important stimulus for community solidarity and service.
More than 80% of the orchestra’s performances are made available to promoters that do not have the resources to afford the costs of hiring, provided that the principals and underlying causes are considered fair and of value. So that the sustainability of the project is not put at risk, Tocá Rufar charges a higher rate to those that can afford to pay it and, indirectly, places upon the richest in society a social, educational and cultural role that quite often they refuse to assume.
Every year Tocá Rufar teaches around 500 students for free.

Main Projects / Activities

Research; formation; performing arts.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We work each year with 500 children from ethnic minorities and social disadvantaged people.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Exchange through Euromed projects with Palestinian partner.

Contact (1) Full Name
Rui Romão de Melo Araújo
Job Title
Director
Head of the organisation
Seixal
Contact (2) Full Name
Maria Fernandes Miranda Ceia
Job Title (2)
Artistic Director

ADRAT - Associação de Desenvolvimento da Região do Alto Tâmega

National Network
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Address

Avenida da Cooperação, Ed. INDITRANS, Lote 2, Parque Empresarial, 5400-673 Chaves
5400-673 Chaves
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Telephone
00351276340920
Fax
00351276340929
E-Mail
geral@adrat.pt
E-Mail (2)
marco.fachada@adrat.pt
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1990
Fields of Activity
  1. Environment/Sustainable development
  2. Heritage
  3. International/Cultural relations
  4. Others
  5. Research
  6. Youth and education
General Information
ADRAT is the Association of Regional Development of Alto Tâmega's Region, located in Chaves, North Portugal. It is a Local Action Group, managing the Rural Development Programme in Alto Tâmega. The main associates are the municipalities, cultural, agriculture and forest associations and cooperatives, SME. Besides the quotes from the associates, the funding is obtained through the programmes and projects ADRAT manages. Within the programmes we support other entities, both public and private, in their individual investments and actions. Also implements transnational cooperation projects in the several thematic of interest for regional development. ADRAT belongs to different European Networks and associations, such as: ERRIN,  ERIAFF, European Rural Network, EUROMONTANA, ENTER.
Mission and Objectives

It has as main objective the development of Alto Tâmega region, in all socio-economic-environemntal dimensions.
The cultural valorization and heritage promotion and conservation, as well as promotion of local human capital are also among the objectives of ADRAT.
For that, it works closely not only with the associates and other local and regional organizations, but also gets involved in projects and initiatives or European dimension.

Main Projects / Activities

For this purpose we refer some projects implemented in the recent years, with finantial support of European programmes:
• INTERREG IV-C (project B2N www.business2nature.eu),
• POCTEP (projects COOPERA+ http://www.cooperamais.org/index.php/pt and PROMERCADO),
• ATLANTIC (project ECO-INNOVA http://www.ecoinnova.info),
• SUDOE (project TERMARED www.termared.com).
• ERASMUS+: we are currently the lead partner of ERASMUS+ project INCUB TRAINING (www.incubtraining.org).
ADRAt also has experience for more than 10 year, on training and consulting SME.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

ADRAT has a large number of contacts with national and European organizations, with whom has been implementing different projects and activities. Also, given the rural nature of our region and its bordering location, we can contribute with our experiences and cultural values as well as with our consolidated knowledge in several aspects related with regional development.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

ADRAT consider that cooperation with other entities, national and international, is a key-method to increase the human and technical capacity of the organizations.
The exchange of knowledge and experiences, the study and contacts with good practices from other entities and regions is also quite important to innovate and improve the competences and human conditions all-over Europe and Mediterranean basin.
Participating in such network it will also possible to find complementaries to actions previously implemented or needing improvements.

Contact (1) Full Name
António Montalvão Machado
Job Title
General-Secretary
Head of the organisation
António Montalvão Machado
Contact (2) Full Name
Marco António Fachada
Job Title (2)
Project Manager

AE2O - Associação para a Educação de Segunda Oportunidade

National Network
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Address

Largo da Capela do Telheiro
4465-053 S. Mamede de Infesta
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Telephone
229064538
Telephone (other)
910543827
Fax
229064540
E-Mail
geral@segundaoportunidade.com
E-Mail (2)
almesquita@gmail.com
E-Mail (3)
poliksena.hardalova@gmail.com
E-Mail (4)
luis.mesquita@segundaoportunidade.com
Mobile Phone
914213483
Mobile Phone (other)
918901924
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2005
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Environment/Sustainable development
  4. Gender
  5. Human rights
  6. International/Cultural relations
  7. Research
  8. Youth and education
General Information
AE2O is a national non profit, non governamental organization. AE2O has a board of 11 members and around 20 staff members, some of them payed by partner organizations (Ministry of Education or IEFP). AE2O is a member of E2C Europe, the European Network of Second Chance Schools and MedNC, the Mediterranean Second Chance Education Network. AE2O yearly budget is around 200.000 € plus the costs payed directly by the partners Ministry of Education and IEFP. The sources of founding are the Municipality of Matosinhos, private Foundations such as Manuel António da Mota, Porticus and Sage, and National and European grants. AE2O manages Escola de Segunda Oportunidade de Matosinhos, dinamizes the National Network of Second Chance Schools, E2O Portugal, and promotes many activities and projects of research, mobility and training, at national and international level. AE2O works with many other organizations of the social network at local, national and international level.
Mission and Objectives

AE2O main mission is to promote second chance education, addressing vulnerable young people with low qualifications, unemployed and at risk of social exclusion.
AE2O promotes also training programs for staff working at education and social fields and capacity building activities for organizations willing to organize second chance education activities, at national and international levels.
AE2O works also for the renovation of education developing second chance education as a new chance for education.

Main Projects / Activities

AE2O main activity is Escola de Segunda Oportunidade de Matosinhos, a pilot project that started in 2008, the first second chance school in the country, member of the European network of second chance schools (E2C-Europe). The school targets 15 to 25-year-old who have left school without qualifications and do not have a place anywhere else, offering every year to around 70 disfavored young people a new chance of quality training suitable to their needs and interests. Many students are referred through “court support teams” for young offenders, and others come through social services, mainstream schools and in general word of mouth peer-to peer information. The student profile is extremely diverse. The majority have completed no more than four or six years of initial education. For many, their interests and talents lie in practical rather than academic skills. The school has 70 student places lasting one year, which can begin at any point in the year. Building up a portfolio of work leads to certification equivalent to the sixth or ninth year of school. The school’s follows a holistic pedagogical approach through a “dynamic connection and combination between subjects”. The students develop their own Individual Training Plans, combining vocational, artistic, school and personal and social skills. Personal and social education is developed in a cross-cutting way through different media, in response to issues that arise within a group, individual or family setting. Parental education is provided also for parents asking for help with different issues such as benefits, food and jobs.
AE2O is certified by national agency DGERT as accredited training provider.
AE2O uses arts as a powerful instrument for social inclusion. The artistic activities of AE2O integrate a performative dimension, that empowers young people as actors and authors of their own life. Public artistic presentations, held in theater rooms, play an important role in the processes of social reintegration of young people.
AE2O develops also other activities of training, exchange and spreading of experiences. The school has its own European Center for Mobility, Training and Research in the frame of the European Network of Second Chance Schools. Through this center are promoted many international projects and organized applications to several funding agencies. For the last 15 years, AE2O has been organizing and participating in many international projects (youth exchanges and events, seminars, training courses, networking activities and partnerships) offering young people, staff and other adults opportunities for personal, professional and social development.
AE2O work has been recognized and validated at national and european level and help to establish a national policy addressing vulnerable young people early leavers from education and training, national program "Segunda Oportunidade" created by Despacho 6954/2019.
AE2O dynamizes the Portuguese Network of Second Chance Education Initiatives, E2O Portugal and is an active member of E2C Europe, the European Network of Second Chance Schools and MedNC, the Mediterranean Second Chance Education Network.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We believe our active participation in European networks and partnerships and also our membership in MedNC network, the Mediterranean program for second chance education supported by the Union of the Mediterranean, may be an added value to ALF network.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We want to cooperate and integrate a movement that aims identical purposes as we do, joining our efforts to empower young people, particularly those who are more vulnerable, adding our voice and activities to others to influence political action and decision making and participating in an intercultural environment both in Europe and in the Mediterranean area.

Additional Information
Contact (1) Full Name
ANTÓNIO LUIS MESQUITA DA SILVA
Job Title
President of AE2O and Headmaster of Escola de Segunda Oportunidade de Matosinhos
Head of the organisation
Luis Mesquita
Contact (2) Full Name
Poliksena Hardalova
Job Title (2)
Vice-President of AE2O and Professor at Escola Superior de Educação do Porto

AGECTA - Agência para a Coesão Territorial, CRL

National Network
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Address

Rua Carvalho Araújo, nº39
9500-040 Açores, Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada
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Telephone
918266081
Telephone (other)
963594510
E-Mail
agecta@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2012
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
General Information
Orgãos Sociais (Assembleia Geral, Direção e Conselho Fiscal)e Orgãos Técnicos (Conselho Consultivo, Plataforma Interinstitucional para o Desenvolvimento, Painel Técnico-Científico Interdisciplinar e Fórum Jurídico-Económico). Financiamento proveniente: associados/cooperantes, transferências públicas, parcerias privadas, fundos europeus, entre outros. Projetos de desenvolvimento local, projetos de cooperação transnacional, artigos de opinião, eventos culturais, etc. Autarquias Locais, Associações e Secretarias Regionais.
Mission and Objectives

A Agência para a Coesão tem como missão contribuir para a coesão económica, social e territorial da Região Autónoma dos Açores. A realização da missão da Agência para a Coesão assentará na facilitação de processos de aprendizagem, de produção de conhecimento e do desenvolvimento de competências; bem como da capacitação para a acção e do apoio à intervenção e no desenvolvimento de processos de auditoria, monitorização e avaliação, no que se refere à consolidação de condições institucionais nas diferentes ilhas que visem: a) a capacidade de iniciativa e organização para a mobilização integral de recursos; b) a criação de riqueza, a competitividade e o emprego; c) a erradicação da pobreza e da exclusão social e a promoção da inclusão social e da igualdade de género; d) a sustentabilidade, nas suas variadas vertentes.

Main Projects / Activities

Orçamento Participativo; Projeto de Desenvolvimento Rural; Observatório da Coesão Territorial; Produtora de Cinema e Eventos Culturais; Academia para a Coesão dos Açores; Ciclo de Conferências no Colégio; Página regular no Jornal Açoriano Oriental.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

"Qu'este-ce que la Mediterranée? Mille choses à la fois. Non pas un paysage, mais d'innombrables paysages. Non pas une mer, mais une succession de mers. Non pas une civilization, mais des civilizations entassées les unes sur les autres" (F. Braudel, 1977)
Situando-se os Açores geográficamente no eixo atlântico, a nossa origem histórica, cultural e social, é, no entanto, mediterrânica e, neste sentido, fazemos parte deste "amontoado". A Região Autónoma dos Açores é um espaço propiciador da interculturalidade e, simultaneamente, de transnacionalidade. Como Região, é dotada de um conjunto de características específicas, mas também de um espírito de forte abertura ao "mundo", pelo que permitirá integrar numa abordagem de matriz mediterrânica uma perspetiva atlântica multiplicadora destas paisagens, destes mares e civilizações. Julgamos que é isto tudo que, enquanto Organização Não Governamental, poderemos trazer para a Rede Portuguesa da FAL.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Por sentirmos que, apesar da nossa localização geográfica atlântica, a nossa matriz cultural e civilizacional está no mediterrâneo. Por acreditarmos nas virtudes de trabalhar em rede e na necessidade do diálogo inter-cultural para a construção de um mundo mais inclusivo e para a qualificação do nosso trabalho enquanto organização da sociedade civil.

Contact (1) Full Name
João da Ponte
Head of the organisation
Artur Filipe Veiga Martins
Contact (2) Full Name
Pedro Gouveia

AMALGAMA ASSOCIAÇÃO CULTURAL

National Network
البرتغال
Address

RUA SERPA PINTO, 91 - B
2640.534 MAFRA

Mafra
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Telephone
261811993
Fax
261812882
E-Mail
amalgama.co2@gmail.com
Mobile Phone
919443462
Mobile Phone (other)
912248775
Organisation Type
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment
2001
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
General Information
A Amalgama,Associação Cultural é uma associação sem fins lucrativos com a divisa de promover a arte e a cultura como veículos essenciais á formação e evolução do Ser, através da criação de um centro de produção de artes do espectáculo e acções sócio culturais, formativo-pedagógicas ligadas ás Artes e Saberes holísticos, aproximando culturas e pessoas, de interesse pluricultural e transdisciplinar, numa Matriz alicerçada na Dança foi criada para o efeito a Amalgama Companhia de Dança, a vertente profissional que dá forma artística aos propósitos da Associação. Sendo uma Associação Cultural, está alicerçada em 3 órgãos sociais: a Assembleia-Geral, a Direcção e o Conselho Fiscal. Não beneficiando de qualquer apoio estatal, as suas iniciativas são executadas com as suas próprias fontes de rendimento e estratégias organizacionais, pelo que conta com a colaboração de prestadores de serviços e de voluntários, não possuindo na sua estruturas trabalhadores por sua conta. Tem também ao seu lado alguns parceiros que lhe prestam apoio logístico como a “7Somas – Contabilidade e Fiscalidade, Lda.”, a Escola Superior de Medicina Chinesa, a Freela – Gráfica e a Lapa Estação Cultural. Os seus recursos médios orçamentais anuais oscilam entre os 15.000,00 e os 18.000, e que servem para fazer face aos encargos com as equipas artísticas, técnicas, de produção e despesas logísticas e administrativas, têm fonte as receitas de bilheteira dos seus espectáculos e oficinas de formação e apoios pontuais para um determinado projecto. A Amalgama tem duas escolas onde promove a dança e a arte em geral, uma sita em Mafra e outra em Lisboa, cujas receitas revertem essencialmente para a gestão internas das próprias escolas. Sendo uma Associação, que através de uma companhia de dança, pretende difundir a arte e a dança, os seus campos de actuação incidem na promoção e execução dos seus próprios espectáculos, criar intercâmbios culturais, dar formação na área da dança e promover, através das escolas, várias disciplinas e iniciativas ligadas à arte e saberes holsticos pela criação de uma rede de bolsas de estudo, apesar de não serem escolas oficiais. Principais parceiros: ESMTC, GEIC, LIGA Multisecular de Amizade Portugal China , Fundação Casa de Macau, SphaeraMundi, TDSM e Stella & Artists, a Casa de Portugal e Macau, Es Associação.
Mission and Objectives

Com a divisa de difundir a Arte numa visão holística e universalizante e sensibilizar o público para uma realidade mais onírica e humana, a Amalgama tem vindo a propor uma forma alternativa de viver a Dança.
Os espectáculos são concebidos tanto para palco como para espaços exteriores ou itinerantes. Única em criações multidisciplinares, pluriculturais, em lugares imbuídos de marcos arquitectónicos histórico-culturais e arquétipos das forças da natureza viva.
Desenvolveu uma metodologia específica dirigida a todos, independentemente da idade, capacidades físicas, mentais ou condição social e cultural - Dança Movimento Amalgama – Avaliada em Mestrado em 2009.
A Companhia nasce em 2000 com o objectivo de desenvolver, promover e descentralizar a Dança, como estrutura de criação artística e expansão pedagógica e sociocultural. De carácter profissional e iniciativa não-governamental, foi subsidiada pelo Ministério da Cultura/Instituto Português das Artes do Espectáculo e pela Câmara Municipal de Mafra.
Alicerçada na AMALGAMA ASSOCIAÇÃO CULTURAL desenvolveu protocolos artísticos e pedagógicos com várias instituições: Câmara de Mafra (projecto de desenvolvimento da Escola de Dança de Mafra, 16 anos de existência); Escola Superior de Medicina Tradicional Chinesa (parcerias artísticas e pedagógicas- Núcleo de Artes); Fundação Henrique Leote-Convento de São Paulo, Redondo (programação anual- Espaço Arcana); OCRE Associação para o Desenvolvimento Cultural do Alentejo; Vo’arte Dança em espaços urbanos; Orquestra do Norte (criações para Orquestra e Operas); Museu do Mundo e Casa Aiga (formação).
Tem desenvolvido trabalho itinerante e estabelecido projectos de continuidade com câmaras e locais de notáveis características histórico/culturais. Destacamos: Quinta da Regaleira, Monasterio de La Cartuja de Cazalla (Sevilha), Palácio Nacional de Mafra, Convento de São Paulo (Redondo), Palácio Nacional da Pena (Sintra), Convento de Cristo (Tomar), Convento de São Francisco (Estremoz), Convento de Stº António (Loulé), Monserrate (Sintra).
Em 2011 estreia-se em Macau com A MAR num elenco misto Sino/Luso, na Parade Trough Macao, Latin City, Direção Artística de Alexandra Battaglia. O seu percurso é essencialmente nacional tendo trazido a Portugal vários artistas estrangeiros, sendo que Luxemburgo, Itália, Inglaterra, Espanha já foram lugares de apresentação dos seus espectáculos, mas a partir de 2011 é no oriente que encontra familiaridade e o seu canal de expansão.
Em 12 anos de existência estreou cerca de 22 criações, mais de 50 reposições e cerca de 60 Workshops. Passou por: Mafra, Lisboa, Tomar, Guimarães, Portalegre, Stª Maria da Feira, Oeiras, Algés, Sesimbra, Entroncamento, Leiria, Coimbra, Cascais, Sintra, Vila Real de Santo António, Portimão, Évora, Caldas da Rainha, Ericeira, Redondo, Arraiolos, Vila Viçosa, Monsaraz, Estremoz, Figueira da Foz, Alcobaça, Aveiro, Cazalla de la Sierra (Sevilha), Loulé e Macau.
Acreditamos que a Dança a todos deva chegar fazendo-se experimentar com uma nova consciência sobre o papel das Artes nas nossas vidas.

Main Projects / Activities

Desenvolvimento das Escolas em Lisboa e Mafra, aplicando as actividades existentes e solidificando em qualidade as disciplinas regulares já em funcionamento.
Desenvolver um programa mensal de workshops e formação em em áreas da Artes e Saberes holisticos através do apoio logístico das Escolas, para todas as idades.
No mesmo enquadramento desenvolver uma programação de Cafés Concertos, promovendo sinergias entre a artistas e áreas e também artistas em emergentes.
Promover Encontros de Jovens – Festival de Dança Jovem - com o propósito de activar o interesse dos jovens pela Dança, incentivar talentos e desmitificar tabus, contribuindo assim também para a formação de público local e descentralizando a Cultura. Gostaríamos de poder contar com participantes estrangeiros.
Promoção das criações da Amalgama Companhia de Dança, nomeadamente TABLAO DO FADO e DIÁSPORA, dentro e fora do País, procuramos parceiros e programadores, estando já alguns contactos feitos em, Lisboa com o Teatro ibérico, em Mafra no palácio Nacional de Mafra, em Macau, e aguardamos confirmações.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Com a ligação da Amalgama à rede, é sempre possível estabelecer trocas, ampliar conhecimentos, criar pontes internas, dentro do nosso próprio país ou países de contacto, dos projectos dos parceiros ligados à Fundação, usando os nossos recursos (as escolas, por exemplo) e os nossos conhecimentos para promover, divulgar, apoiar e sensibilizar para tais projectos, enriquecendo todos os que se pretendam envolver.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Neste momento, um dos grandes objectivos desta Associação é criar pontes entre o oriente e ocidente, uma troca de saberes e de cultura, acreditando que tudo o que fazemos no presente faz mais sentido num propósito conectado com semelhantes, assim estar ligada a redes onde se sente a partilha das mesmas directrizes, preocupações e princípios, é de importante vital.
Estando a Amalgama inserida em redes que espelham as suas intenções, facilita o encontro dos parceiros certos para expandir e difundir os seus objectivos na sua zona de actuação e poder estender os seus serviços até onde for útil, contribuindo para uma rede mais universal de propósitos e conhecimentos comuns, para o bem e evolução da humanidade.
Por outro lado, a Amalgama acredita que a vossa estrutura está também sensível e próxima para compreender as nossas metodologias holísticas que gostaríamos de dar a conhecer e partilhar como ferramentas de contribuição na construção de um novo tempo e, sem dúvida, receber da parte da Fundação aprendizagem e conhecimento. Podermos também servir de canal para a expansão dos vossos serviços e propósitos, defendemos que a troca e a interajuda é preciosa no presente.

Contact (1) Full Name
ALEXANDRA BATTAGLIA
Head of the organisation
ALEXANDRA BATTAGLIA
Contact (2) Full Name
JOANA SILVA

Ananda, Cooperativa Cultural, Crl

National Network
البرتغال
Address

Travessa João Galo, 4,
2900-417 Setúbal
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Telephone
+351 964421217
Fax
+351 265092618
E-Mail
geral@ananda.org.pt
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2009
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Heritage
  4. Human rights
  5. International/Cultural relations
  6. Religion
  7. Youth and education
General Information
Ananda CRL, is a Cultural NGO founded in June 2009 (non profit) working on Cultural and Intercultural area, volunteering and social issues on a local level. In particular, Ananda promotes intercultural dialogue with people from all ages, focusing on finding common grounds between east, west, north and south cultures through activities like seminars, conferences, training courses, workshops, youth exchanges, cultural events such as art exhibitions, dance and music concerts and Leonardo da Vinci mobility’s in several areas. The intent is to promote cultural awareness through formal and non-formal education using a creative and innovative approach. Ananda NGO is located in the city centre of Setubal and our target group are people of all ages and from different social and cultural backgrounds. Ananda has currently 4 people working, 1 Director, 1 project manager, 1 project coordinator and 1 intern.
Mission and Objectives

Ananda is a meeting point of cultures, religions and practices that enable a different experience of the human being. Objectives 1. Disclose different cultural practices and alternative lifestyles; 2. Promote intercultural and interreligious dialogue; 3. Promote volunteerism as a tool for social and cultural inclusion; 4. Organize training courses, seminars, lectures, workshops, exchanges and events in different cultural areas.

Main Projects / Activities

1. Provide timely information about activities and events of the Cooperative through the different media available, namely the internet, local media and institutional partners; 2. Create and animate Ananda Cultural Center where eastern philosophies and cultures are deepened through study and practice; 3. Organize and promote: - seminars, conferences, events, debates, meetings, exchanges, seminars and congresses on the theme of interculturalism; - cultural activities using the methods of non-formal education for youth and adults; 4. Promote interreligious dialogue and the meeting of different cultures through partnerships with national public and private institutions, and also with international nongovernmental organizations from other countries; 5. Disseminate and promote brochures, books, magazines, newspapers or other documents in paper or digital covering subjects such as intercultural and spiritual practice; 6. Promote volunteering through cultural projects for families, children, youth and elderly at risk of exclusion and/or with fewer opportunities. 7. Promote events and activities organized by artists and other relevant personalities in the context of intercultural and different religions; 8. Promote healthy habits and healthy lifestyle practices providing natural food and vegetarian meals.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We can contribute to the Network in our country by promoting it in our different media. And our projects and activities are connected with the values and fields of action of Anna Lindh Foundation making it an added value for the Network.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We want to join the ALF Network to expand our contact in EURO MED and also our area of intervention to EURO MED countries.

Contact (1) Full Name
António Guerreiro
Head of the organisation
António Guerreiro