ECOS CRL is a social cooperative of Education and Development located in Faro, Portugal. We are carrying out different projects and actions related to Youth involving participation, education, democracy, mobility and employment. At the same time we are involving different structures, institutions and actors so we can have a bigger and more holistic approach in order to elaborate our actions and activities in the most effective and possible way.
One of these projects is our international Youth in Action project called AGORA "Bringing quality and innovation to youth participation in decision making at local level". It is a long term project whereby we pretend to share with 8 different countries from all over Europe methodologies on Youth Work, the best practices and the expertise of the professionals in the Youth field to increase Youth Participation in decision making processes at local levels. The first stage was a Coordination Meeting with our partners, and now we continue with the second phase of this project which is a seminar that it will take place at Vila Real de Santo Antonio from 18th to 23rd of June where we want to define the framework for the above mentioned project and multiply the effects in all our partner's countries and realities.