In this context the Anna Lindh Foundation firmly believes that:
1. We need alternative narratives to fight extremist discourses and radicalizationsThat’s why we empower young voices by providing platforms for young people to build together more open, inclusive and resilient communities.
2. We need more inclusive and empathetic societies to fight the lack of trust and intoleranceTo do so, we introduce impactful research on international policymaking. We provide a unique understanding of conflict dynamics through research and opinion-leadership.
3. We need to build a culture based on dialogue and exchangeBy leading a movement. Our network aims to bring together and inspire other civil societies and multiplying our impact in that way.
Narratives, inclusiveness, empathy, and exchange. In other words, this could be summed up in the notion that we firmly believe in the power of dialogue, because increases our tolerance, make us freer, enlarges our perspectives, defines our individuality, speeds up our progress, makes our democracies real and gives hope and courage to oppressed people around the world.
Associação Juvenil de Deão - AJD
AJD, established in 19 of April of 1997, creates and develops social, cultural, sporting and artistic activities for the youth, in areas such as free time occupation, voluntary work, cooperation and formation, promoting the access to information, stimulating their social integration and civic participation and enhancement of local identity. For that purpose has the following sections operating: projects of social intervention department, ludoteca/Community School, informative bulletin, workshops (handcraft workshop, theater, cavaquinhos), sports section (pedestrians passages and gym workouts) and animation.
AJD is an association RNAJ, part of the social organisms of ANIMAR and Federation of Youth Associations in the district of the Viana do Castelo and is also associated of the FNAJ. Futhermore, is a culture and sport center affiliated in the INATEL. This association is a member of Conselho Geral do Agrupamento de Escolas de Arga e Lima and of Comissão Social Interfreguesias do Vale do Lima Sul.
AJD works primarily with youth and children from rural areas with the highest rate of exclusion and few institutional responses.
We strongly believe that “knowledge is power”. That’s why we have established a wide network with other NGOS all around Europe, creating strong and prosperous relationships. We participate in strategic partnerships and forum, developing tools and good practices on:
We are inspired by the youth. Unfortunately, not all young people are handed equal opportunities during their transition into adult life. This is why MODE aims to support their development throughout the education process and the early stages of professional careers. Sometimes, participation in just one project helps youngsters look at the world around them from a different perspective and realize that it is full of opportunities.
Apart from contributing to professional growth, our goal is to foster civic virtues and encourage young people to be active members of their communities.
We firmly believe in the importance of human rights and democracy – without them our world would be a grim place. Hence, promoting these values is a core element of every initiative we undertake.