Municipality of Aveiro is a local municipality and public authority of a county with 78.450 inhabitants. In this matter purchases a range of national and international projects concerning public interest. Despite the diversity of domains of our organization, the development of an integrated strategy to address children and youths need is a common cause that defines as main activities: the development of programs, projects and social services; fostering community participation in managing local resources and promote inter-institutional cooperation to foster children and youngsters participation in country strategy. So, we intend to boost all resources and maximize the public response through integrated actions and circumscribed in the same strategy.
The structural organic with its different departments, allow us to have different activities for the same intervention area (youth), as extracurricular activities, workshops, exchange of practices seminars, scholarship support on basic needs, etc.
Aveiro municipality has already establish several regional and local partnerships and define two instruments concurring to the same strategy to face the challenge: “Aveiro Entrepreneurial”, an integrated strategy aiming to promote entrepreneurial spirit, especially among youngsters and linked to the educational system, and develop support schemes to SMEs.
The Protocol “Child Friendly Cities” supposes an “Youth Local Plan” to promote youth participation in decision-making public policies and respond to neglected cases, following the well being of children and young people lives.
We believe that the participation of children and young people in European projects improve their adaptive capacities and the diversification of innovative pro-social and cultural experiences.