AEQUALITAS

National Network
Portugal
Address

Rua Nova do Loureiro
77
1200-294 Lisboa
Portugal

Telephone
+351 927343179
E-Mail
a.aequalitas@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
monicascorrigan@gmail.com
Mobile Phone (other)
info@aequalitas.pt
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2020
Fields of Activity
  1. Human rights
General Information

The Association for Equality AEQUALITAS is an NGO that was born in October 2020 in Lisbon (Portugal) from the commitment of a group of people to a more just and sustainable world. Our main objective is to achieve social equity by promoting the rights and specific interests of minorities and the most disadvantaged groups through the creation and implementation of projects and initiatives that contribute to the empowerment of our target. AEQUALITAS aims to promote cultural diversity and fight for access to social and human rights that guarantee personal and social well-being, as well as promoting active citizenship by encouraging citizens to carry out their personal projects, always upholding the values ​​of respect, solidarity and service. We want to guide and connect people and entities that fight for human dignity through innovative methodologies and non-formal education in order to unify efforts and promote solidarity work. Our mission is to promote a more egalitarian, fair and sustainable society, empowering people who live in the least favoured sectors and participating in the development processes of the community, the country and internationally, promoting actions that address the different problems of each territory. In short, we are an active, agile and innovative social organization that responds proactively to the challenges that arise, developing projects and initiatives that help those most in need. We stand out above all for the dedication, capacity and altruism of our members, committed to the development of society and respect for the environment.

Mission and Objectives

Achieve social equality by promoting the specific rights and interests of minorities and the most disadvantaged groupsImmigrants, Refugees, Youth, LGBT Community, Women, Seniors, Roma, People with disabilities and physical and mental illnesses, People with low income and Residents in disadvantaged or rural areas.

Promote cultural diversity and strive for access to social and human rights that guarantee personal and social well-being.

Boost active citizenship by encouraging citizens to carry out their personal projects, always defending the values ​​of respect and tolerance.

Guide and connect people and entities that fight for human dignity through innovative methodologies and non-formal education in order to unify efforts and enhance solidarity work.

 

Main Projects / Activities

Training courses on different topics: intercultural education, human and social rights, gender, media literacy... Awareness-raising: Campaigns and awareness sessions on different topics. International projects: we implement activities funded by Erasmus, European Youth Foundation, Anna Lindh Foundation... Networking: we link people and entities with common objectives

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We are very active in the field and we have already created strong partnerships with relevant actors of our communities, such as local authorities, specific departments of the government (High Commissariat for Migrations and Portuguese Institute for Youth and Sports...) and many other local organisations and educational centres around the country. We can strengthen connections and motivate the active participation of the members of the network. We can bring new ideas and methodologies to improve the strategies.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Because we have been involved in their activities for the last years and we really identify with its mission. We know how it works and we are currently leading a consortium of the Pilot Virtual Training on Intercultural Citizenship Education in the EuroMed Region under the reference ALF/CFT-2021/ST/108. We believe our active involvement doesn´t have any sense without being part of the network.

Contact (1) Full Name
Monica Salas Corrigan
Job Title
President
Head of the organisation
Mónica Salas Corrigan
Contact (2) Full Name
Tomás Berger