• Ilha das Cores – Diálogo Intercultural

    21 Maio 18:00 // Vem celebrar o Dia Internacional da Diversidade Cultural connosco!

    Read More
  • Conversas na Casa - Europa e os Média

    25 Maio 18:30 // Serás controlado/a ou influenciado/a pelos média? Junta-te a este evento!

    Read More
  • Voluntariado Internacional - Campos Rurais

    15 de Junho a Dezembro de 2019 // Voluntariado Internacional // Desenvolvimento comunitário, trabalho com Crianças e Jovens

    Read More
  • Generation Europe - Youth Democracy In Action

    Participa para o desenvolvimento de acções locais e muda a realidade local!

    Read More
  • Semana Europeia da Juventude em Sintra

    Descobre como podes participar. A democracia precisa de ti! // 4 de Maio // Agualva-Cacém

    Read More
  • Agualva-Cacém no Centro da Europa!

    Descobre o que aconteceu!

    Read More
  • A experiência internacional da Mariana

    Descobre por onde andou e como poderás também participar nestas experiências.

    Read More
  • Noticias e oportunidades

    Consulta a secção de Notícias e Oportunidades para estares a par de todas as novidades.

    Read More

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

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.

Co-OPERATIVE

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.

Youth People with Fewer Opportunities

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

// Sede operacional //
Nova morada brevemente

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

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