Hugs without Frontiers

13 Oct , 2017  

On September 27, the Free Hugs Squad was all over the city! We started by visiting UA Sem Fronteiras, which was taking place in Cais da Fonte Nova. We found a spectacular environment, with very lively and fun people, who were very willing to hug us. Lots of you came to hug us and let…


Martina’s EVS story

2 Jul , 2017  

Here is Martina’s EVS story. By the end of the 11-month long service, this is how she feels: I came to Portugal to be a volunteer. During 11 months I worked in a non-formal kindergarten/nursery where children’s education is approached in a liberal way. Before starting the project, I had a lot of ideas about…


How about volunteering in Slovenia

2 May , 2017  

How about volunteering in Slovenia? Would you like to spend six unforgettable months doing an EVS project in KNOF social company, in a beautiful town od Sevnica, starting from June 1st? Agora Aveiro is a partner on “UNCOVER STEPS TO DREAMS” project and there is one placement for a youngster from Portugal. The only requirements are:…

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Human Library about EVS opportunities

22 Aug , 2016  

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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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…


EVS opportunity for one Portuguese in Spain

2 Aug , 2015  

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…


Enterprising workshop in Agora Aveiro

29 Jul , 2015   Gallery

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…


How to travel cheap presentation at Trilhos da Terra

29 Jul , 2015   Gallery

“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,…


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…


What is EVS? Presentation at Casa da Juventude

22 Jun , 2015   Gallery

what is EVS

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…


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…


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),…


Photo exhibition of our EVS volunteer

3 Jun , 2015   Gallery

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.…


Agora Aveiro was at TEDxAveiro

24 May , 2015   Gallery

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…


Human Library

10 May , 2015   Gallery

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…


Do you need it? Then take it!

1 May , 2015   Video

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…


Rita is going to Iceland!

29 Apr , 2015   Gallery

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…


International Smiling Day

28 Apr , 2015   Video

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…


Mata do Bussaco

27 Apr , 2015   Gallery

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…


On arrival Training for EVS volunteers

19 Apr , 2015   Gallery

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…


Inês is going for an EVS in Slovenia

10 Apr , 2015   Gallery

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…


Clothes swap party – Take what you need

1 Apr , 2015   Gallery

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…


Visiting Centro Comunitário da Gafanha do Carmo

25 Mar , 2015   Gallery

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…


Agora Aveiro visited “Casa do Professor”

25 Mar , 2015   Gallery

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…


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

20 Mar , 2015   Gallery

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…


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

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…


Discovering Aveiro: peddy paper for new EVS volunteers

7 Feb , 2015   Gallery

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…


Agora Aveiro has new volunteers!

5 Feb , 2015  

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…