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But what is Agora Aveiro?

We are dreams and ideas, we are the will to act, to change. We are smiles, we are Agora Aveiro!

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Who is Agora Aveiro?

Agora Aveiro is an association that, in 2010, arose from the urge to “make it happen”. From the will to join our efforts and skills to change the community and the world around us.

With us, you find the conditions to develop ideas that mean something to you. Projects that contribute to society and have the potential to transform what surrounds you. We create spaces where you can share ideas and opinions, and we encourage the development of a critical, proactive and constructive attitude.

Do you want to join us? There are a few moments throughout the year when you can do so. Follow us on Facebook and stay tuned for the next recruitment session.


Get to know the departments of Agora Aveiro and find out how you can contribute to the change.


It’s in charge of the creation and commercialization of Agora Aveiro products, ensuring that they reflect the association's values. Responsible for communication with commercial partners, inventory management and logistics.

Communication and Image

It’s responsible for Agora Aveiro’s identity and positioning in the social and business network. It's responsible for communication on the physical and digital platforms of the association's projects, campaigns and events.

Marketing and External Relations

It’s in charge of communicating with companies, organizations and other partner entities. It’s up to its members to establish partnerships, maximizing the reach and impact of projects in the community.

Human Resources

It’s responsible for the recruitment, selection and training of volunteers. They develop team-building actions, workshops and other activities, with the aim of making our members “agents of change”.

Our team

The people behind Agora Aveiro. Those who make change happen!


Cátia Lima


Henrique Ferreira


Nuno Afonso


Beatriz Meneses


Nuno Brízida


General Assembly

Bruno Pereira


Susana Gomes


Daniela Machado


Fiscal Council

Cristina Barbosa


Carina de Jesus


Sandra Oliveira


Project Managers

Helder Berenguer

Nataša Gološin


Ana Cristina Rodrigues

Ana Filipa Rodrigues

Beatriz Lopes

Beatriz Santos

Bernardo Vicente

Bruno Oliveira

Carlos Correia

Carolina Parreira

Gabriela Duarte

Gabriela Ribeirete

Inês Nunes

Joana Lopes

João Simões

Leandro Rito

Liliana Macedo

Mara Sousa

Maria João Pereira

Mariana Almeida


Read the opinion of who knows!

Ana Mendes

In Agora Aveiro, I found what I was looking for for quite some time: a group of creative people, open to all kind of ideas and wholly willing to change the world. Getting involved with the process of “I have an idea” and ending up with something bigger that makes a difference, even if only for a day, is one of the best feelings in the world.

César Sousa

I joined Agora Aveiro at random. I had founded an association and been part of another as a university student. Now I see myself participating in out of the box projects, with impact and meaning. A year later, I realize that I got out of the box as well and learnt a lot from the teamwork and interaction with people very different from me.

Helder Berenguer

I joined Agora Aveiro because it's a group where change is welcomed and expected, where we are challenged to do more and better. A group that, with an enormous team spirit and the incredible ability to get out of tight situations, can turn small big ideas into fantastic projects. Projects made out of small actions that can really change the world.

João Pinho

I joined Agora Aveiro with that itch of wanting to pull a loose thread in the world. I didn't have a specific goal, I just wanted to see some impact in the world that was created by me. In less than a year, I joined half a dozen interesting projects, had the opportunity to meet amazing people from different realities, and to wake up at 5:00 am to go play with ropes. I wouldn't trade this experience for anything.

Rita Rebola

I have always enjoyed volunteering, seeing the positive outcome that simple actions can have in people's lives is something really gratifying. In less than a year, I got involved in several incredible projects in Agora Aveiro and, without noticing, I had developed various skills regarding communication, teamwork, planning and creativity. In Agora Aveiro, I had the opportunity to meet amazing people with different points of view. Summing it up, an experience that made me grow and smile.

Nuno Brízida

Everything which happens in the universe seeks the taste of entropy, chaos, and disorder. I used to pursue this same entropy that would make me react, and I can say I’ve found it here, in Agora Aveiro. I found it in the spirit of this excellent team, in the creative environment of the innumerous meetings, in the eccentricity of the brainstorms, in the originality of the ideas and, ultimately, in the climax of change the projects bring forth. It is in Agora Aveiro that I feel the entropy to act.

Cátia Lima

Since I got in Agora Aveiro it has been a very rewarding exchange of knowledge and new perspectives. More than a team, we’re a family who works together to make the difference happen. We share many emotions, in which among them getting up to the end of a project and knowing it had an impact. And there’s no better feeling than that!

Beatriz Meneses

The truth is, knowing that I’ve changed a person’s day for the better, makes me move mountains. And here, in Agora Aveiro, I’ve found a group of people who are happy, just like me by making the difference in another. I’ve grown a lot, I’ve learned even more and I’ve gained new perspectives, I feel a happier and more wholesome person. Agora Aveiro is more than just making the difference in the community of Aveiro, it is making the difference in each meeting, in each brainstorm, in each smile, and each hug.

Diogo Cardoso

It is part of the human being the sense of belonging, the sense of accomplishment and above all feeling in love. It was at Agora Aveiro that I achieved all this. This is where I felt all of this! A community within the community, where we are allowed to give life to the most ambitious projects that make a difference, because, in fact, it is so easy to give love. The more you give, the more you receive! You’re making a difference, smile!

Susana Gomes

I came across Agora Aveiro when I was looking for something different - challenges that would take me out of my comfort zone, projects where I could learn and develop new skills, and a team with which I could make a positive impact on the community. I am proud to say that I was able to find all this in an association that cultivates the desire for change, and that will forever be working to make a difference.

Joel Cardoso

In Agora Aveiro I found discomfort, that good little discomfort of doing things I would never imagine doing. Of knowing that I am growing and developing myself, together with a group of people imbued with the same spirit. Restless, creative spirit that makes it happen regardless of the obstacles. And the result of this is so good to see, is to feel that we really made a difference in someone’s life, and that is priceless!

Beatriz Santos

I joined Agora Aveiro at a time when I wanted to be part of something bigger, to create a difference. Here, I found exactly that: performing actions that create an impact on society, making someone’s day better, and transmitting knowledge and raising awareness of issues that should be talked about. Belonging to Agora Aveiro made me grow, not only for the soft skills I was able to develop and acquire, but mainly to grow as a person.

Daniela Machado

Making the world a little better than I found it has long been a motto by which I try to live, even though a drop in the ocean might seem insignificant. Joining Agora Aveiro made me realize that together, the work we do, this effort to make a difference, can have a real impact. Finding a group of people who are also motivated by the simple act of bringing a smile to someone's face, in the midst of a world that often seems chaotic, feels like hope.