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Seed Bombs – The explosion that creates life

20 Mar , 2017  

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In order to celebrate the arrival of spring, on the 20th of March, volunteers from Agora Aveiro walked around Aveiro and handed nearly 200 small envelopes containing seed bombs. The warning was given to those who received them that when these “explode” they can cause smiles and leave traces in shades of green. The seed…

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Free Hugs at UA

1 Mar , 2017  

They were barely out of exam season, and already the students from the University of Aveiro were worrying about a new semester. Since it was February, and the sun still refused to cooperate and brighten their day, we took it upon ourselves to do something. First, we made hundreds of fortune cookies with quotes to…

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EVS in Portugal in 2018

2 Feb , 2017  

Our YALA EVS project

How about doing your EVS in Portugal in 2018? We will have three to four EVS vacancies for volunteers from countries yet to be defined. This EVS will start in March 2018 and last for four months. The topics of the projects will be active citizenship, social inclusion, healthy lifestyle and much more. Furthermore, volunteers…

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New EVS opportunity in Agora Aveiro

26 Dec , 2016  

SPRING: Skills, Practices & Results for Inclusive Never-ending Growth

There is a new EVS opportunity in Agora Aveiro! Our long term EVS project “SPRING: Skills, Practices & Results for Inclusive Never-ending Growth ” has just been approved and now we are looking for one volunteer from Serbia, preferably with fewer opportunities, to join us between March and June 2017 here in Aveiro. The topics of the…

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Video of DO STH NICE EVS project is online

22 Dec , 2016   Video

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Video of DO STH NICE EVS project is online! Check it out and see how our EVS volunteers spent their 4 months in Aveiro. DO SHT NICE: “Discover Opportunities, Seize The Hour & Never Ignore Creative Energy” was an EVS project that took place in Aveiro in summer of 2016. We hosted 6 volunteers from 5…

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EVS: Do something nice for Aveiro and yourself

24 Oct , 2016  

Our DO STH NICE EVS volunteers

Since July Agora Aveiro is hosting 3 EVS volunteers under the ERASMUS+ project DO STH NICE – “Discover Opportunities, Seize the Hour, Never Ignore Creative Energy”.  Marko from Serbia, Beatrice from Romania and Katrina from Latvia, together with our local volunteers are developing different projects in Aveiro. But, besides “Doing something nice” for Aveiro, they…

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Language Exchange Meetings in Aveiro

14 Oct , 2016  

Language Exchange meetings in Aveiro

Agora Aveiro’s EVS volunteers organised the first Language Exchange Meeting in Aveiro. This past Wednesday, they showed the local community how to explore the world by learning new languages. Flora Lewis said that “Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things”, and…

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The new EVS volunteers are in town

3 Sep , 2016  

New EVS volunteers are in town!

There are new EVS volunteers in town! For the first time, Agora Aveiro will coordinate an EVS project for another institution. We selected two EVS volunteers, Martina from Hungary and Cristina from Romania, to work in Maternura, an association in Ílhavo, near Aveiro. They arrived this week, safe and sound, and are ready to start…

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Human Library about EVS opportunities

22 Aug , 2016  

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Did you know that any European, between the ages of 18 and 30, has the chance to spend up to one year living in another country? Volunteer in different institutions with paid accommodation, travel expenses and health insurance? Come to our “Human Library” event that will take place in Mercado Manuel Firmino, on the 10th…

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EVS: They came to DO STH NICE

18 Jul , 2016  

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Our new EVS volunteers are in town! Six people from five different countries came to “DO STH NICE”, which is the name of Agora Aveiro’s latest EVS project. “Discover Opportunities, Seize the Hour, Never Ignore Creative Energy” is what this project is all about. You can expect to see our volunteers spend the next four…

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Agora Aveiro coordinates an EVS project for MATERNURA

16 Jul , 2016  

Agora Aveiro coordinates an EVS project for MATERNURA

We would like to share some exciting news: for the first time Agora Aveiro will coordinate an EVS project for another institution, Maternura from Ilhavo, that will receive 2 EVS volunteers in 2016/17. The project was granted by Erasmus+ program and it’s entitled “PeeKaBoo: improving key competences while working with children”. Agora Aveiro has been…

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Guerrilla Gardening and spreading positive attitudes

30 May , 2016  

Guerrilla Gardening

It is not our main field of activity, but we like to say that Agora Aveiro has been spreading positive attitudes since 2010. This time we did it by doing some Guerrilla Gardening! Inspired by a well-known worldwide movement and powered by our tireless volunteers (special thanks to the biologists among them), we spread around…

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“A Mile in My Shoes”, a training course in Serbia

30 May , 2016  

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For the first time, Agora Aveiro organised an Erasmus+ project to be held out of Portugal. “A Mile in My Shoes” was a training course that took place in Belgrade, Serbia. This ten-day training lasted from the 5th to the 14th of March, 2016. 22 youth workers, professionals and volunteers, gathered to learn, discuss, and…

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DO STH NICE in Aveiro: Our new EVS Project

2 May , 2016  

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DO SHT NICE: “Discover Opportunities, Seize The Hour & Never Ignore Creative Energy” is our new EVS project and it will take place between July and October of 2016, in Aveiro, Portugal. The project is financed by Erasmus+ program. We will host volunteers from 5 different European countries! Volunteers will be chosen based on their…

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EVS in Portugal in 2018

27 Apr , 2016  

Our YALA EVS project

How about doing your EVS in Portugal in 2018? We will have three to four EVS vacancies for volunteers from countries yet to be defined. This EVS will start in March 2018 and last for four months. The topics of the projects will be active citizenship, social inclusion, healthy lifestyle and much more. Furthermore, volunteers…

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“Enterprising”

30 Jan , 2016   Video

Our participation in the “Enterprising”, a project that Agora Aveiro developed in 2015, inspired us to make a short video where we share our views on this type of initiatives. Enterprising was done in collaboration with our partners from Hungary, Belgium, Romania and Holland. Thanks to this project, seven young people from Aveiro had amazing…

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What does it mean to be a volunteer of Agora Aveiro?

19 Nov , 2015  

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Many of you have been asking us what does it mean to be a volunteer of Agora Aveiro, to whom are we helping, what are we doing and why. We will try to respond your questions. Agora Aveiro is a youth association that promotes an active citizenship. We don’t fight for one specific cause or help…

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Let’s celebrate Mental Health Day

7 Oct , 2015  

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Let’s celebrate Mental Health Day! Like last years Agora Aveiro is preparing an activity for this important Day that is celebrated worldwide. This time, we want to write love letters to ourselves and we invite you to do the same! It’s going to happen on October 10th, in Forum in Aveiro. You just need to…

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Six youngsters represent Agora Aveiro in Croatia

20 Sep , 2015  

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Six youngsters will represent Agora Aveiro in Croatia. They will participate in Erasmus+ funded training course entitled „Entrepreneurship School for Youth Workers – empowering for combating unemployment of youth in local communities“ that will take place in Croatian island Krk, this September. Thanks to the Erasmus plus program and to fruitful partnership between Croatian Forum for…

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Origami workshop at Ria de Aveiro

11 Aug , 2015  

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The firs one ever Origami workshop at Ria de Aveiro will happen on 19th of September, with support of IPDJ. In the beautiful setting of Ilha dos Puxadoiros, we will have an Origami workshop, together with a few experts of this ancient Japanese art. You can still apply to go with us!  The idea is…

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EVS opportunity for one Portuguese in Spain

2 Aug , 2015  

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This week we got a great news from our Spanish partners, Oficina Jove Alt Urgell: their EVS project has been approved, and so there is an EVS opportunity for one Portuguese youngster in La Seu, Pyrenees, Spain! This project will last for 6 months and starts in September 2015. One Portuguese youngster will have a…

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Enterprising workshop in Agora Aveiro

29 Jul , 2015   Gallery

Enterprising!

Two of our volunteers, Alexandra and Sonia, participated in “Enterprising!” Training course last month in Romania, and this monday, they came to Agora Aveiro to share with us what they learned there. They run a workshop for our EVS volunteers, based on the experience from the training. We practiced several techniques who help to discover…

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How to travel cheap presentation at Trilhos da Terra

29 Jul , 2015   Gallery

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“How to travel cheap” presentation at Trilhos da Terra was held yesterday. Our volunteer Wiola, experienced traveler and blogger, wanted to share her tips and ideas by making creative and entertaining talk. We were hosted in Trilhos da Terra and around 60 people were in the audience. “Are you afraid that you don’t have money, ideas,…

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Youth exchange under Erasmus+ program WAVE 2 in São Jacinto, Portugal

15 Jul , 2015   Gallery

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WAVE 2: Surfing for Environment, Sustainability and Health in the Atlantic Ocean happened between 26.06 and 05.07 in São Jacinto, near Aveiro. We organised youth exchange for 35 participants from 7 EU countries. Here is what we were during all 10 days: Day 1-2 We arrived to the Scouts’ Center of São Jacinto. Despite long journey…

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What is EVS? Presentation at Casa da Juventude

22 Jun , 2015   Gallery

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What is European voluntary service (EVS)? How to go for an EVS? Is it possible to survive with the pocket money of an EVS volunteer?  These and other question were answered by our volunteers last Saturday at Casa da Juventude. Jasna (Croatia), Tanja (Latvia), Wiola (Poland) and Tea (Croatia), our four EVS volunteers, were speaking…

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Study visit in Brussels, May 2015: Enterprising!

16 Jun , 2015   Gallery

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Two volunteers of Agora Aveiro, Claudia and Valda, participated in a Study visit in Brussels that was hosted by our partner Out of the Box International. This activity was a part of the project “Enterprising”, developed by Agora Aveiro and supported by Erasmus+ program. As for objectives of Enterprising! project, we wanted our volunteers to learn…

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Preparation for WAVE2 – our youth exchange in São Jacinto

15 Jun , 2015   Gallery

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WAVE2: The second edition of successful youth exchange Wave, is going to happen between 26.06.2015-5.07.2015 in São Jacinto at the Atlantic coast in Portugal. WAVE2: Surfing for Environment, Sustainability and Health in the Atlantic Ocean project is a multilateral youth exchange with 35 youngsters from seven EU Countries (Portugal, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia and Latvia),…

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Photo exhibition of our EVS volunteer

3 Jun , 2015   Gallery

Aleksandrovna photography

From 2 to 17 of June at Centro Cultural Mercado Negro we can see the exhibition of our EVS volunteer and photographer Tatjana Aleksandrovna Veselova. This is experimental exhibition where planks of wood were used as surface for photos instead of usual paper. The inspiration came from DIY projects of transferring photos to wooden surfaces.…

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Agora Aveiro was at TEDxAveiro

24 May , 2015   Gallery

TEDX Aveiro

Agora Aveiro was at TEDxAveiro last weekend! There was a lot of work with preparation of this huge conference and we helped the amazing team of TEDxAveiro volunteers. Agora Aveiro is one of co-organisers and our EVS volunteers did a great job before the event as well as during the day of TEDx talks. They took care…

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Human Library

10 May , 2015   Gallery

Human Library

Human Library was our great event organised by our EVS volunteers. For them, this was the biggest challenge of their service so far. Since the moment when the friend of us mentioned the idea of Human Library that was launched first in Denmark, then spread all over different countries, we knew that we have to…

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Do you need it? Then take it!

1 May , 2015   Video

do you need it? then take it!

Do you need it? Then take it! On Wednesday afternoon those who were coming back from work could ran into clothes put on hangers and spread around on the streets of Aveiro. Each and every had attached a label saying: “Estás a precisar? Então, podes levar”. The idea comes from Porto and was launched in…

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Rita is going to Iceland!

29 Apr , 2015   Gallery

Rita is going to Iceland: predeparture training

Our friend Rita is going to Iceland! She is about to start her six months EVS (European voluntary service) adventure on this beautiful island and we prepared her a pre-departure training. She will be leading different camps for youngsters all over the country. On her pre-departure training we bumped her with amazing photos of Icelandic…

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International Smiling Day

28 Apr , 2015   Video

International Smiling Day

On the 28th of April, Agora Aveiro celebrated the International Smiling Day. We spread, all around the city, red balloons and flyers with “tira um sorriso” written on. This way, everyone could take a smile for themselve. The International Smiling Day was first celebrated in 1963 by Harvey Ball, an artist from Worcester. Ball is the…

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Mata do Bussaco

27 Apr , 2015   Gallery

Mata do Bussaco

Last week, Agora Aveiro visited Mata do Bussaco, a beautiful and huge forest located 50 kilometres from Aveiro. With an atmosphere that rivals that of places like Sintra, Bussaco is a great place to spend some time surrounded by nature. Mata do Bussaco Foundation, the organisation that takes care of the forest is applying for…

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On arrival Training for EVS volunteers

19 Apr , 2015   Gallery

on arrival training Braga

Last week, in Braga, there was an “On Arrival Training” for EVS volunteers. So, that’s where our four volunteers were. Every EVS volunteer has to take part in this training organised by the Portuguese National Agency. It’s a set of workshops, where new volunteers train their soft skills, learn about their rights and responsibilities, and…

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Inês is going for an EVS in Slovenia

10 Apr , 2015   Gallery

Agora Aveiro

Our volunteer Inês is going for an EVS in Slovenia. Does EVS stand for Exciting Vacation in Slovenia? Is Youthpass your ticket to travel to Slovenia for free? What is the most important thing to do during your EVS? Do you need to follow every instruction and carry every task as you were told? Or…

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Clothes swap party – Take what you need

1 Apr , 2015   Gallery

Clothes swap party Biscoito

Spring is the best time to make some changes in your wardrobe. Agora Aveiro organised a clothes swap party in café Biscoito. If you often find yourself saying you have nothing to wear, yet your closet is full, you are the right person to take part in a clothes swap party. This works in a pretty…

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Visiting Centro Comunitário da Gafanha do Carmo

25 Mar , 2015   Gallery

Centro Comunitário da Gafanha do Carmo

Our EVS volunteer Tanja went to Centro Comunitário da Gafanha do Carmo to photograph a promotional TEDxAveiro event. The event was organised by some of our volunteers, and Sofia and Ângelo. Sofia and Ângelo are animators part of the technical staff of the retirement home. They have been doing amazing and entertaining activities with these elderly…

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Agora Aveiro visited “Casa do Professor”

25 Mar , 2015   Gallery

Casa do Profesor

Last week, Agora Aveiro visited “Casa do Professor”. A retirement home in Bairro Santiago where most of the residents were professors. It houses around 20 people, some of which are nearly 100 years old but can still carry a conversation and delight you with their stories. Our EVS volunteers were invited to make a short…

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Big success of our Kissing and Hugging Spots! Agora Aveiro featured in media.

20 Mar , 2015   Gallery

Agora Aveiro in SIC

We never expected that our Kissing and Hugging Spots would go viral. We are thrilled to announce that… we are famous! We sent a press release to our local newspaper, Diáro de Aveiro, and they published an article about the activity, EVS, and active citizenship. We were already thinking about our next projects when more…

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First month in Aveiro for our EVS volunteers

2 Mar , 2015   Video

First month of our EVS volunteers in Aveiro has just passed! Wiola, Tanja, Jasna and Tea are doing their European Voluntary Service in Agora Aveiro, living far away from their homes and experiencing a completely new lifestyle. What they think about living in Portugal? They shared their impressions: Wiola – First month in Aveiro for our…

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Guerrilla in Aveiro: Project Valentino

16 Feb , 2015   Gallery

Hugging and Kissing Spots

Guerrilla Project Valentino happened in Aveiro and suddenly our town was in all the local and national media! YALA (Your Active Life in Aveiro), our brand new EVS project has started and volunteers got the first task: they had to invent, prepare and lead some guerrilla activity. Guerrilla is trademark of Agora Aveiro and so…

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Discovering Aveiro: peddy paper for new EVS volunteers

7 Feb , 2015   Gallery

Aveiro peddy paper

Discovering Aveiro – peddy paper challenge for new EVS volunteers, happened last week! The first challenge that our new EVS volunteers had to face was to find their way around the city of Aveiro, discover its flavours and and check out (almost) every corner. They had to: find out what ovos moles are, have one…

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Agora Aveiro has new volunteers!

5 Feb , 2015  

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Agora Aveiro has new volunteers! Project YALA (Your Active Life in Aveiro) is a long-term EVS project, that started in February 2015. Agora Aveiro received four EVS volunteers, Tanja from Latvia, Wiola from Poland, and Tea and Jasna from Croatia. There are many challenges waiting for them. We hope that they’re going to have a…

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Agora Aveiro

7 Aug , 2013  

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