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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

    Integrity

    Learning

    Transparency

     

We contribute for more participative communities

What do we do?

Our key activities

Tempos Livres

Programme for youth participation and community action to involve young people 14-20 for 5 days, making them reflect about their city and empowering them in terms of self development.

Generation Europe

Generation Europe is an international network of youth work institutions for furthering an active European civil society by developing activities focused on Active Citizenship at European level through Human Rights Education and Democracy.

LINHA - Participação Juvenil em Comunidades Locais

We want to create a space to make the voices of the youth in Sintra to be heard, to influence decisions and contribute to their local communities through capacity building and the Structured Dialogue with political decision makers.

Strengthening Youth Work in Shrinking Cities

S.Y.W. in Shrinking Cities

It aims to study the challenges and factors that contribute to the decrease of the population of several European cities, verifying how youth work can be used to mitigate or even reverse this effect.

Cherish - Cultural Heritage Ambassadors

For eight days, Agualva-Cacém was in the center of Europe by having the presence of young people with cultures from different "corners" of Europe (and beyond Europe) to share visions and ideas about the defence of the Cultural Patrimony.

Creative Corner

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.

Tempos Livres

Programme for youth participation and community action to involve young people 14-20 for 5 days, making them reflect about their city and empowering them in terms of self development.

Generation Europe

Generation Europe is an international network of youth work institutions for furthering an active European civil society by developing activities focused on Active Citizenship at European level through Human Rights Education and Democracy.

LINHA - Participação Juvenil em Comunidades Locais

We want to create a space to make the voices of the youth in Sintra to be heard, to influence decisions and contribute to their local communities through capacity building and the Structured Dialogue with political decision makers.

Strengthening Youth Work in Shrinking Cities

S.Y.W. in Shrinking Cities

It aims to study the challenges and factors that contribute to the decrease of the population of several European cities, verifying how youth work can be used to mitigate or even reverse this effect.

Cherish - Cultural Heritage Ambassadors

For eight days, Agualva-Cacém was in the center of Europe by having the presence of young people with cultures from different "corners" of Europe (and beyond Europe) to share visions and ideas about the defence of the Cultural Patrimony.

Creative Corner

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.

Check all the news and activities of Youth Coop

“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

Our main action areas
Capacity-Building

Provide opportunities for the development of social-cultural competences, practical skills and support of youngsters, youth organisations and multipliers, through training, support sessions and structured programs using Youth Work and Non Formal Education

Community Development

Connect youngsters with the community with a focus on awareness and human connections with people, organisations and conservation of the urban and natural environment. It includes structured dialog, volunteering and cooperation with local organisations.

European Identity

Spread the values of European Union and provide opportunities for international mobility where young people can experience intercultural dialogue, learn about other realities and obtain new skills. Connect and cooperate with European organisations for the exchange of knowledge and good practices about youth work and youth policies.

ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2018
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Included young people with fewer opportunities.
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Our essence

Some concepts

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..

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.

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.

Because it is our motivation to reach out to young people living in disadvantaged or dangerous situations by prioritising their access to formal and non-formal education, international mobility, to active citizenship and inclusion and empowerment in society.

Our activation team

Members

Contacts

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

// Espaço de atividades e atendimento //
Centro Lúdico das Lopas,
Rua Carlos Charbel
2735-018 Agualva-Cacém

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

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  Phone
(+351) 961 921 212, (+351) 961 172 283
  Email Us
geral@youthcoop.pt