Helder Berenguer

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!

Who is Agora Aveiro?

Agora Aveiro is an association that, in 2010, arose from the urge to “make 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 the ideas that mean something to you. The ideas and 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.

Departments

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

Contents and Communication

Responsible for Agora Aveiro's identity and positioning in the social and business network. It's responsible for communication on 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.

Secretarial Work and Assets

It's in charge of the management and optimization of the association's equipment and supplies. It's also responsible for the submission of applications to local, national and international funding programs.

Human Resources

It's responsible for the recruitment, selection, motivation and training of Agora Aveiro's highest value, its members.

Our Team

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

Board

André Costa

President

Liane Carvalho

Vice-President

Mariana Martins

Treasurer

Francisco Santos

Member

Jéssica Jacinto

Member

General Assembly

Alexandra Ataíde

President

Catarina Gomes

Vice-President

João Pinho

Secretary

Fiscal Council

João Neves

President

Ana Santos

Member

Sandra Oliveira

Member

Project Managers

Helder Berenguer

Nataša Gološin

Volunteers

Ana Afonso

Ana Mendes

Ana Oliveira

Ana Rodrigues

Beatriz Meneses

Beatriz Santos

Cátia Lima

Diana Lopes

Elsa Rego

Gonçalo Boavida

Henrique Ferreira

Inês Silva

Jéni Soares

Joana Lopes

João Simões

Joel Cardoso

José Vidal

Liliana Macedo

Maria Peres

Mariana Almeida

Nuno Afonso

Nuno Brízida

Ricardo Santos

Sérgio Domingues

Susana Gomes

Vânia Martins

Testimonies

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!