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Empowering Youth

Youth Work Co-operative
We believe in the empowerment of young people as a way to build a more responsible and conscientious society.

  • Vision

    To be a reference for quality in Youth Work, contributing to the development of the full potential of young people and inspiring a generation for a better society with higher levels of civic participation, tolerance and inclusion.

  • Mission

    Empower youth and youth structures through the development of initiatives to support personal, social and cultural development, with a focus on citizenship education, intercultural learning and a community-centred approach.

  • Values

    Community action





We contribute for more participative communities

What do we do?

Our key activities

Acção de Participação Itinerante

It’s a youth participation and community action capacity building program, that through five days will unite a group of youngsters, giving them space to reflect on their own realities with the focus of increasing their self development.

Academia Power Youth UP

It’s a social entrepreneurship and self development capacity building program aimed for youth. During six months the group will pass through a continuous process where they will create an idea that has community impact.

Creative Space

Do you have an idea of a training or program that you want to develop in your organization? contact us and tell us: the objectives, public, place and duration. We will contact you and give you our best option.

Creative Space

Do you have an idea of a training or program that you want to develop in your organization? contact us and tell us: the objectives, public, place and duration. We will contact you and give you our best option.

“Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society’s margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies.”

Kofi Annan, 7th Secretary-general of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize in 2001

Our Intervention

Three strategic dimensions
We dream of a world where young people have the skills and initiative to reach their dreams. A society where young people can be active players in decision-making processes, contributing in an informed and conscious way.
Capacity building
Create opportunities for capacity building of youngsters, youth organisations and multipliers, through training, support sessions and structured programs using methodologies within the field of Non Formal Education.
International Mobility
Provide international mobility opportunities where participants can deepen intercultural dialogue, get to know about other realities and develop new skills.
Community Development

Contribute to the increase of social cohesion and connexion between the community through cooperation and structured dialogue, exploring opportunities within the community.

Our essence

Some concepts

Non Formal Education

NFE is an structured participatory and social learning process, which includes voluntary participation and is centered on the participant, always treasuring the learning and reflexion processes.

Youth Work

Encompasses a broad range of activities (eg social, cultural, educational, sports-related and political) carried out with, by and for young people through non-formal and informal learning. It encourages personal development, autonomy, initiative and participation in society.


Because we believe in the democratic union of people, without profit, fighting for a cause and its members being able to satisfy their economical, social and cultural needs and aspirations.

Citizenship Education

Aims to contribute to the training of responsible, autonomous, solidary people, that know and exercise their rights and responsibilities in dialogue and respect each other, with a democratic, pluralist, critical and creative spirit, having as a reference human rights values.

Our activation team



Get in touch with us

  About Us
YouthCoop - Cooperativa para o Desenvolvimento e Cidadania CRL,
Social Solidarity sector,
ID Number (NIPC): 514707852.

  Our Address
Youth Coop

// Sede operacional //
Rua do Mercado de Agualva,
Mercado Loja 19, Start Lab
2735-112 Agualva-Cacém

// Sede estatutária //
Rua da Abelheira, n 3, 5° dto
2735-013 Agualva-Cacém

(+351) 961 921 212, (+351) 961 172 283
  Email Us