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Associação Spin para o Intercâmbio, Formação e Cooperação entre os Povos

Associação Spin para o Intercâmbio, Formação e Cooperação entre os Povos

Associação Spin

Rua Rio Tejo, nrº 7,, 1600-746, Lisboa, Portugal

www.a-spin.pt - +351914519264

description of organisation

The Spin Association for the Exchange, Training and Cooperation among Peoples is a Portuguese non-profit, non-governmental organisation, whose aim is to promote intercultural understanding and dialogue, human rights, sustainability, social justice and inclusion, as well as active and participatory citizenship and lifelong learning. One of our key activities is to carry out international mobility programmes for young people in order to empower youngsters and especially those pertaining to marginalized social groups, with disabilities, economically deprived or facing other forms of social exclusion. Through the participation in International mobility programmes such as trainings, exchanges, voluntary and cooperation projects, youngsters widen their horizons, develop their personal and professional growth and expand their European awareness and active citizenship. Spin puts a strong focus on the intercultural dimension of all its projects, both at local and international level, as a mean of promoting tolerance and raising awareness in its beneficiaries and in the public opinion in general that we are all part not only of our local community but also of Europe and the world.

Spin was founded in 2008, it is based in Lisbon in a socially deprived and marginalized neighborhood - Bairro Padre Cruz - but has a nation-wide scope of activity. In the past 12 years our NGO has empowered and trained hundreds of European youngsters on themes such as human rights, active citizenship, sustainable development, environment protection, volunteerism and solidarity, peace education, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and many others. Regarding volunteer projects, since its foundation Spin has been strongly committed to promoting and encouraging young people's participation in voluntary activities, as we believe in a solid European cooperation through the spreading of the volunteering spirit and mutual understanding among youth. Up to date, we have sent more than 80 volunteers for successful projects in several European and non-european countries. As a hosting and supporting organisation, we are especially willing to promote social inclusion, solidarity and active citizenship. Due to our former experience in coordinating activities with young people from different backgrounds, we always prepare projects reflecting a wide European dimension, promoting intercultural dialogue and equal opportunities, offering also all kind of counseling and support to all our partners and hosted volunteers. We believe it is the duty of our NGO to do its best for the integration of the volunteers and allow them to fully participate in the work we develop with our partners at all levels, local and international, feeling that by doing so they are contributing for improving the life of a whole community. Spin provides to all European volunteers the opportunity of discovering a new country, a new language and a new culture. Volunteers have the chance to work closely with a community of people with fewer opportunities in a deprived and marginalized area in the city of Lisbon.

Our organization counts with 4 full-time and 1 part-time project managers with solid experience in the management and coordination of European youth projects, 5 international volunteers/year and several freelancers and local volunteers. Even though we are a small-sized NGO, we have over 300 associated members. The NGO is also an active member of the Local Youth Council and participates in the Community Meetings in the Carnide area of Lisbon. We are officially recognized by the Portuguese state as an Development NGO and a public utility organisation.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

  • Educational difficulties
  • Economic obstacles
  • Social obstacles

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
EVS in Crescer a Cores, Lisbon, Portugal (already approved)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2016 to Aug 2017
01/09/2016 - 31/08/2017
05/07/2016 closed
EVS vacancies at Spin, Lisbon, Portugal (already approved)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2016 to May 2017
01/09/2016 - 31/05/2017
20/07/2016 closed
Diversification of Elva Youth Centre
A total of 35 week(s) during the period
Nov 2016 to Jul 2017
30/11/2016 - 01/07/2017
01/11/2016 closed
EVS vacancies at SPEA, Lisbon, Portugal
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Jun 2017 to May 2018
01/06/2017 - 31/05/2018
15/01/2017 closed
Evs vacancy at Senior Accademy, Lisbon, Portugal (already approved)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Mar 2017 to Feb 2018
01/03/2017 - 28/02/2018
02/02/2017 closed
Evs vacancy em Art Telheiras, Lisbon, Portugal (already approved)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Mar 2017 to Nov 2017
01/03/2017 - 30/11/2017
15/02/2017 closed
EVS vacancies at Spin, Lisbon, Portugal (already approved)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Mar 2017 to Nov 2017
01/03/2017 - 30/11/2017
15/02/2017 closed
EVS vacancies at Spin, Lisbon, Portugal (already approved)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Jul 2017 to Feb 2018
01/07/2017 - 28/02/2018
02/05/2017 closed
Evs vacancies at Boutique Cultura, Lisbon, Portugal (already approved)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2017 to Aug 2018
01/09/2017 - 31/08/2018
15/06/2017 closed
EVS vacancy at SPEM (Lisbon, Portugal)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2017 to May 2018
01/09/2017 - 31/05/2018
13/07/2017 closed

This organisation holds a European Solidarity Corps Quality Label. The Quality Label certifies that the organisation is able to run projects in compliance with the principles and objectives of the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Traineeships, Jobs, Volunteering

Role Expiry date
Host31/12/2020
Supporting31/12/2020
PIC: 947503082 OID: E10178238
Last updated on 07/05/20

Organisation topics

Health and wellbeing

Citizenship and democratic participation

Education and training