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DN, 27 Novembro 2018 O apelo foi feito numa carta aberta às Câmaras, Assembleias Municipais e Juntas de Freguesia de todos os concelhos “diretamente afetados pelos contratos de sondagem e prospeção de gás e petróleo”, nos quais decorre, até hoje, o período de consulta pública referente às licenças para sondagem e prospeção de gás previstas para Aljubarrota (Alcobaça) e Bajouca (Leiria). “É responsabilidade das Câmaras, Assembleias Municipais e Juntas de Freguesia informar e defender a população da existência destes contratos, dos riscos associados às atividades contratualizadas e proteger o território, os recursos naturais e as atividades socioeconómicas”, defenderam hoje as associações ambientalistas. Na carta enviada aos órgãos autárquicos de 15 concelhos (Pombal, Ourém, Soure, Leiria, Marinha Grande, Batalha, Nazaré, Alcobaça, Porto de Mós, Caldas da Rainha, Santarém, Rio Maior, Figueira da Foz, Montemor-o-Velho e Coimbra), os ambientalistas apelam “à tomada de posição pública” contra a exploração de gás e petróleo. […]

Ambientalistas desafiam 15 autarquias a opor-se à exploração de gás em Alcobaça e Leiria


Oben im Video: Umfrage zeigt – Grüne sind größten Gewinner seit der Wahl, SPD der krachende Verlierer António Luís Santos da Costa ist ein Verlierer. Und als solcher die größte Hoffnung der Sozialdemokratie in Europa.  Im Oktober 2015 verliert Costa mit seiner Partido Socialista die Parlamentswahl in Portugal gegen das konservative Parteienbündnis Portugal à Frente (“Vorwärts Portugal”). Mit einem gewagten Schachzug gelangt er trotzdem an die Macht: Er verbündet sich mit der linken Partei Bloco de Esquerda und den portugiesischen Kommunisten und gründet eine von diesen tolerierte Minderheitsregierung. Es ist eine einmalige Regierungskonstellation in Europa. Und eine, unter der es überraschenderweise in dem einstigen Krisenland wieder aufwärts geht.  Costas Portugal ist damit nicht nur eine ungewöhnliche Erfolgsgeschichte in Europa – sondern auch ein perfektes Vorbild für die sieche Sozialdemokratie in Deutschland. Portugals Sozialdemokratie trotzt der Krise Dabei war Portugal in den vergangenen Jahren ein Land am Abgrund. ANMELDEN UND POLITIK-TEAM FOLGEN Erhalte die […]

Wenn die SPD sich noch retten will, muss sie nach Portugal schauen



Report Dissemination of Results – No Day Without Us Rights On the 10th of December of 2018, the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was celebrated. On this day, in Lisbon, the Citizenship Academy promoted the meeting of representatives of more than 20 organizations of the Civil Society of Portugal. This event, “No Day Without Us”, was an initiative of the European Civic Forum, which mobilized several European organizations to celebrate the 70’s Human Rights through the promotion of online activities and events throughout Europe in December 2018. In Lisbon, “NoDayWithoutUs” happened at EKA Palace (Vila Maria Luísa) and was attended by the following organizations: Ansol – Associação Nacional para o Software Livre ALEM – Associação Literatura, Literacia e Mediação APAC Portugal APAV – Associação Portuguesa de Apoio à Vítima Associação bué fixe Associação Cabelos Brancos CulturFACE Cuntroll Zine D3 – Direitos Digitais Pro Bono – Ajuda Legal Fumaça GAT Portugal […]

Looking Back: No Day Without Us – 70 Years of Human Rights – 10th December


Rabat, Malta| 22nd- 28th April 2019 DESCRIPTION Life on a screen: Understanding Millennial Training Course will be addressing the gap which exists between young people and Youth Workers working within the non-formal sector of education. Young people are being brought up in an environment which is fast, instant and customizable. Therefore, they are being used to environments which are constantly engaging and stimulating. When young people are given something which is less attractive and engaging they have the tendency to turn back to their smart phones. It is very difficult for youth workers to compete with such environments where young people are continuously being stimulated. Therefore, the best way forward is not to compete, but to learn from what is happening on social media and adapt these characteristics and infuse them in the working methods used by youth workers. The Millennials are those born after 1985, thus they grew up in […]

Training Course – Life on Screen: Understanding Millennials (Rabat, Malta)



Rustavi, Georgia| 4th – 11th April 2019 DESCRIPTION The project “Tolerance, Acceptance, Understanding” is initiated by the Civil Development and Research Institute, Georgian non-governmental organization that was approached by the group of ethnic minority youth with the intention to tackle the problem of intolerance in the society and fight for the social inclusion. The project idea is to bring the ethnic minority youth from Europe and beyond together with their fellow citizens in a multicultural environment to share the experiences and increase the tolerance and understanding between young people to show that the diversity provides advantages rather than threats to European societies. The methodology for the activities is set in a manner to achieve the maximum engagement of all participants. It includes the discussions, simulation games, team-building, group works, communication and networking workshops, performances, story-telling and other activities. The participants through the discussions, brainstorming, outdoor activities will raise awareness of […]

Youth Exchange – Tolerance, Acceptance and Understanding (Rustavi, Georgia)


Joana Dias, coordenadora do Projeto Bola Colorida, da Academia Cidadã e Associação Nacional de Futebol de Rua, no programa Agora Nós da RTP. A Federação Portuguesa de Futebol atribuiu, pelo segundo ano, o prémio Futebol Para Todos. A nossa parceria de futebol cidadão foi uma das vencedoras deste ano. A reportagem e entrevista pode ser vista aqui. Mais informação sobre o projeto aqui ou no facebook. E aqui, o vídeo completo, com os 2 vencedores do Prémio “Futebol Para Todos”, incluindo o nosso projeto:

Na RTP, Bola Colorida, o nosso projeto de intervenção social local




Call for Organisations (Portuguese Civil Society)   As part of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the European Civic Forum (ECF) is mobilising itself! NO DAY WITHOUT US is a set of simultaneous actions that aim to disseminate the impact of many civil society collectives working on the protection of human rights. This set of actions will take place in various parts of Europe on December 18, 2018. The actions are being organised by ECF member organisations. They aim not only to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but also to raise awareness of the importance of civil society in defending what this document represents. As a member organisation, the Citizenship Academy is responsible for organising the action in Lisbon. In order to promote the impact of civil society in Portugal, we plan to facilitate an event where members of various […]

NO DAY WITHOUT US!



Bremen, Germany | 21 Oct – 1 Nov   DESCRIPTION The main aim of the “Intercultural Performance for Social Change!“ youth exchange is to empower and equip youth with the competences needed to find creative solutions for social issues and various forms of communication that touch people on deeper levels of consciousness through art and culture. Together we want to discover and explore traditions and habits behind the stories of young people with different experiences and backgrounds.   OBJECTIVES to support and encourage the beauty of diversity and the benefits of intercultural dialogue with arts and non-formal education methods among young people from different cultures; to enhance creativity, self-confidence and self-discipline among young people and local students through  performing arts.   EXTRA INFO This youth exchange will bring youngters from Spain (4+1), Italy(4+1) Lithuania (4+1), Turkey (4+1), Portugal(5+1) and Germany together. The age of the participants is 18- 30 and one […]

Youth Exchange – INTERCULTURAL PERFORMANCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE! (GERMANY)


Linz, Austria | 5th-12th November   DESCRIPTION This is a youth partnership project (ERASMUS+ Programme Key Action 1 TRAINING) aimed at developing the competences of youth workers and TRAINERS working with youth. The main topics tackled by the project are intercultural dialogue, escape-migration-inclusion, and the use of creative tools and methods in youth work. Expected participants in the project will have the experience in working with young people and an active interest in using theatre. The methodological approach of the project will be focused on Non-formal educational, and the working methods will include theatre tools, team building, debates, working groups, workshops, evaluation sessions and follow-up activities.   OBJECTIVES To promote cultural awareness in participants and their intercultural learning process; To offer to participants a clear methodological approach and new tools based on theatre and creativity; To share among participant’s creative working methods focused on promote social inclusion among young people […]

Training Course – Escape (AUSTRIA)