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ProAtlântico - Associação Juvenil

ProAtlântico - Associação Juvenil


Avenida Dra. Laura Ayres, 60, 2740-048 Porto Salvo, Oeiras, Portugal

www.proatlantico.com  - +351214218417

description of organisation

ProAtlântico - Associação Juvenil is a non-profit youth organisation, founded in 2001 in Oeiras Council, based in Vila Fria (Porto Salvo) and carries out projects that aim the occupation of free time at the same time that gives the chance to young people to promote their active participation by taking part in European youth projects and in local voluntary activities.
ProAtlântico develops its work based in partnership with local Social Care organisations like Foster Homes, Support Centers for People with Disabilities, Senior Daily Centers offering the chance to their target groups to take part in the projects.

ProAtlântico started to develop activities in a local level like sports tournaments, National and International exchanges, Summer Camps, Youth Centre, entertaining and cultural activities, animation of school breaks and as educational support after school for children and young people. Soon, came the challenge to work with seniors and with people with disabilities in Summer Camps, New Year’s Eve, cultural trips and weekend leisure time activities.

In 2003, ProAtlântico started to work with Youth Programme and since then offered the chance to hundreds of young people to take part in several youth exchanges, training courses and seminars around Europe and soon after became a coordinator of youth exchanges in Portugal.

ProAtlântico is a sending, receiving and coordinating organisation in EVS that hosted and sent volunteers from different regions of the world: Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Since 2007, ProAtlântico actively promotes Youth in Action Programme mainly about Youth Exchanges and EVS among young people in schools.

The team is composed by 5 full time workers: 1 journalist, 1 social animator, 1 graphic designer, 1 communication & marketing professional and 1 economist and some temporary workers that give administrative support. The work of the organization is also supported by hundreds of volunteers that participate in local and international projects and also ex-EVS volunteers that support the team of ProAtlântico in the frame of EVS. In order to run the projects, ProAtlântico coordinates a voluntary bank with hundreds of motivated young volunteers.

Today ProAtlântico – Associação Juvenil with his 10.000 members, gives special attention to people with fewer opportunities to have the chance to easily access to leisure time activities carried out by young volunteers and promote the value of volunteering and active participation in society.

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
Social obstacles
Economic obstacles
Geographical obstacles

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
Eurobackyards 5
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Jul 2015 to Aug 2015
01/07/2015 - 15/08/2015
15/06/2015 closed
EVS in Poland for EU countries - work in a therapy centre
A total of 48 week(s) during the period
Sep 2015 to Aug 2016
30/09/2015 - 01/08/2016
30/06/2015 closed
Sport's Joy 3
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2015 to Oct 2015
01/09/2015 - 18/10/2015
31/07/2015 closed
EVS with disabled - Volunteers from Hungary and Estonia
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2016 to Sep 2017
01/10/2016 - 27/09/2017
31/05/2016 closed
EVS with children - Volunteers from Spain
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2016 to Sep 2017
01/10/2016 - 27/09/2017
15/06/2016 closed
Mountain Assistants in Action
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Jun 2016 to Oct 2016
30/06/2016 - 30/10/2016
25/06/2016 closed
EVS with children - Volunteers from Spain, Italy, Romania and Estonia
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2016 to Sep 2017
01/10/2016 - 27/09/2017
15/07/2016 closed
EVS with children - Volunteers from Italy
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2016 to Sep 2017
01/10/2016 - 27/09/2017
15/07/2016 closed
EVS with disabled - Volunteers from Italy and Estonia
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2016 to Sep 2017
01/10/2016 - 27/09/2017
31/08/2016 closed
EVS with deaf and blind people - Volunteers from Romania and Spain
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2016 to Sep 2017
01/10/2016 - 27/09/2017
31/08/2016 closed

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

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
Receiving31/12/2020
Sending31/12/2020
Coordinating31/12/2020
PIC no: 950489033 | Last updated on 13/08/2014

Organisation topics

Enhance social inclusion, equal opportunities and participation in sports

Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy)

Social dialogue