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Associação Nacional de Futebol de Rua

Associação Nacional de Futebol de Rua

Associação Nacional de Futebol de Rua

Avenida Almirante Reis 18, 1º dto/fte, 1150-017, Lisboa, Portugal - +351210140931

description of organisation

The ASSOCIAÇÃO NACIONAL DE FUTEBOL DE RUA - ANFR (STREET SOCCER NATIONAL ASSOCIATION) has born in Portugal, at 29 November of 2007, in Lisbon. It’s a private, non-profit and a non-governmental national organisation, which aims to establish cooperative relations with the Portuguese Language Countries and other countries where the associative activity will prove necessary. Having regard to the social power of sport and especially soccer in the current and globalize societies, the Association sees street Soccer as a factor of unity among people. In a strategy of Macro social intervention and social transformation, human development and promotion of healthy lifestyles, the target group of this association are all citizens living in Portuguese territory and in the Portuguese Language Countries. Under the specific projects and using a strategy of micro social intervention, based on the social problems prevention, in social inclusion promoting and in intercultural dialogue, ANFR aims to work with migrants communities; people affected by poverty or social exclusion or affected by other persistent social problems in society and with children and youth in school age, affected by social exclusion and discrimination. Its main goal is, thus, to restore the roots of soccer for the promotion of healthy lifestyles and to develop Street Soccer as a strategy of social, educational and cultural intervention, to promote human development and citizen’s social inclusion. In what concerns to youth work, ANFR consolidated in the past 6 years, a lot of experience in the promotion of social rights for young people in a situation of social exclusion, discrimination and violence through the development and implementation of the project 'Bola Pra Frente'. This project started in January 2009 and will continue until December 2018, financed by “Programa Escolhas”, a National Youth Policy Program, which has the support of the European Social Fund. The Project develops social and sport activities founded in models of non-formal and formal education methodologies and uses cognitive-behavioral methodologies, both psychosocial and community-based. It is based on the principles of empowerment, equality of opportunity, participation and partnership, and it invests in strategies of social intervention based on the sport potential (street soccer) as an innovative strategy to promote the social rights of young people and combating discrimination, social exclusion and youth violence. It also pretends to improve competences of young people from 11 to 30 years old from Padre Cruz neighborhood in Lisbon, the biggest social neighborhood in Iberian Peninsula, who are in situation of poverty, social exclusion, absenteeism and school failure. Identified as one of the activities of historical interest in this community and the area that most motivates children and young people, the practice of street soccer is the guiding strategy of the project. Its power of mediation and street work is recognized and consolidated by the community and public and private entities at national and local levels, as an innovative practice in terms of social inclusion. Its basic principles are motivation, participation, citizenship, empowerment, autonomy, employability, entrepreneurship and it also invests in innovation by developing coaching and mentoring systems as the basis to provide a systematic guidance of the educational, socio-training and pre-professional pathways of the participants. In addition, we have the ambition that participants, by the end of the project, are able to recognize and fight for their rights and to integrate autonomously several community initiatives that already exist in the local territory. We believe this will strength the internal cohesion of community and will provide the conditions needed to create a sustainable youth center, run by young people themselves who will contribute, with the skills acquired, to development experiences of social inclusion in their community. Furthermore, ANFR social and sport methodology of street soccer has public recognition as an innovative and inclusive practice in working with young people, granted by public authorities and by institutions of civil society at national and local levels. In the last years ANFR had several moments of public recognition and merit. Its intervention methodology has been recognized and nominated in a national and European level, for the dissemination of best practices through the development of manuals (manual of good practices of the National Youth Policy Program “Programa Escolhas” and Manual of European Good Practice of European SPIN Network – Sport Pratice for Social Incusion). In 2012 ANFR was also awarded by NGO Clínica da Educação which every year highlights projects by their excellence and performance in the educational area, as one of the top ten non-formal education projects in Portugal.

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:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projectsHosting organisationSupporting organisation
Geographical obstacles
Cultural differences
Economic obstacles

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
EVS vacancy at Bola p'ra Frente (Lisbon, Portugal)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2017 to Aug 2018
01/09/2017 - 31/08/2018
13/07/2017 closed

This organisation is accredited to run projects under Erasmus+ Volunteering and the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
PIC no: 939705834 | Last updated on

Organisation topics

Encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport

Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy)

Early School Leaving / combating failure in education