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ProAtlântico - Associação Juvenil

ProAtlântico - Associação Juvenil

Avenida Dra. Laura Ayres, 60, 2740-048 Porto Salvo, Oeiras, Portugal - +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
EVS with children - Volunteers from Romenia
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2016 to Sep 2017
01/10/2016 - 27/09/2017
28/09/2016 closed
EVS with disabled - Volunteers from Slovenia, Romania, Italy and Spain
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Dec 2016 to Sep 2017
01/12/2016 - 27/09/2017
23/11/2016 closed
Salomon’s Mines – Polishing the Diamonds...
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Mar 2017 to Aug 2017
20/03/2017 - 31/08/2017
20/03/2017 closed
EVS in a Foster Home - Volunteers from Spain
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Jun 2017 to Dec 2017
01/06/2017 - 14/12/2017
20/05/2017 closed
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
May 2017 to Oct 2017
01/05/2017 - 30/10/2017
30/05/2017 closed
Summer Youth Academy (SYA)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
May 2017 to Sep 2017
01/05/2017 - 30/09/2017
10/07/2017 closed
EVS with disabled people - Volunteers from Poland
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2017 to Sep 2018
01/10/2017 - 27/09/2018
15/07/2017 closed
EVS with disabled people - Volunteers from Romania
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2017 to Sep 2018
01/10/2017 - 27/09/2018
15/07/2017 closed
EVS in a school - Volunteers from Hungary
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2017 to Jul 2018
15/09/2017 - 31/07/2018
15/07/2017 closed
Eurobackyard 7
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Jul 2017 to Sep 2017
20/07/2017 - 05/09/2017
19/07/2017 closed

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

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
PIC no: 950489033 | Last updated on

Organisation topics

Encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport

Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy)

Social dialogue