Activar is a local development association, non-profit, intervening in the community by developing several projects in the social and cultural areas such as childhood, youth and professional training.
In March 1999 a group of people interested in participating in the development of Lousã begins to think on how to contribute to this process having as guidance the cooperation as a basis for local development and so the project Activar is born.
Activar is a training organization accredited since 2004 and has the status of Private Institution of Social Solidarity and Public Utility Institution since March 2010.
The association is a member of the Social Network, of the Advisory Council for Youth and Sport, of the Commission for the Protection of Children and Youth and of the participatory Forum of Local Agenda 21 in the county of Lousã.
It is also associated to Aflopinhal and Dueceira, as well as to Animar - National Association of Local Development. Internationally, Activar is also involved in three platforms of work, in youth and professional training.
Institutions are made up of people and have people as the ultimate objective, that is, to make them live their lives better. Activar is also made of people, people who believe that voluntary work is worthwhile and makes an important contribution to the development of communities.
The main purpose is to be a reference organization in the Local Development of the county of Lousã valuing the individual and collective participation of citizens in community life.
Activar - Cooperation Association of Lousã - is an association that seeks to promote the local development of the Municipality of Lousã in an integrated and sustainable way and in cooperation with other entities in a perspective of improving the quality of life.
«We activate the place, we value people.»
2000 Constitution and presentation of Activar.
2001 Beginning of the coordination of extra time pre-school.
2004 Accreditation as training entity.
2004 Start of The Youth Space Project (Choices Programme).
2004 Start of the 1st course in Adult Education and Training (AET).
2004 Host of the 1st Volunteer under the European Voluntary Service (EVS).
2006 Realization of the 1st International Labor Camp.
2010 Constitution as IPSS (Private Institution of Social Solidarity) and entity of public interest.
2010 10th anniversary of Activar.
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