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Contextos - Cooperativa para o Desenvolvimento e Coesão Social

National Network: 
Portugal
Address: 
Rua Almeida Garrett, nº 63, 1º Dt
8000-206 Faro
Portugal
Telephone: 
+351 91 172 53 77
Organisation Type: 
Other
Year of Establishment: 
2016
General Information: 

Contextos is a cooperative which was founded in 2016, based in Faro (Algarve, Portugal) that aims to promote territorial development with the purpose of improving the quality life of the population in its multiple aspects, human, social, cultural and environmental. The development of organizations and the territory will be achieved through innovative strategies to promote entrepreneurship, equal opportunities, civic participation, education, training, social inclusion, consultancy and the provision of technical services.

Contextos aims at fostering and supporting the empowerment of youth generations as keystone of processes of change in the society.  To respond such a challenge it organizes trainings, projects and networking activities to help young people to develop their knowledge, their abilities and competencies, promoting a generation of citizens who are able to combine, in their actions, professionalism and social responsibility.

Along with the local community and local/regional projects, Contextos also promotes international projects/activities with an extensive network of partners and in cooperation with other institutions. Contextos cooperates with public institutions especially at local and regional level, Schools, Universities, Vocational and other Education Institutions, Public and Private Social Inclusion Organizations and other NGO's. 

Contextos follows transversely in its projects and activities the principles of non-formal education. Our methodology is based on participatory setting in the decision making processes. Open Space Methodology is the core of all the project development processes.

Currently Contextos is composed by 5 staff members. Along with this staff, we have other collaborators, who will ensure the success of our projects, through their experience and skills.

Mission and Objectives: 

Contextos aims at fostering and supporting the empowerment of youth generations as keystone of processes of change in the society.  To respond such a challenge it organizes trainings, projects and networking activities to help young people to develop their knowledge, their abilities and competencies, promoting a generation of citizens who are able to combine, in their actions, professionalism and social responsibility.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Contextos aims at fostering and supporting the empowerment of youth generations as keystone of processes of change in the society. 

To respond such a challenge it organizes trainings, projects and networking activities to help young people to develop their knowledge, their abilities and competencies, promoting a generation of citizens who are able to combine, in their actions, professionalism and social responsibility. 

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

We want to join Anna Lindh Foundation Network in order to develop and strengthen new partnerships and consequently new projects with the MENA Countries.