Memória – Portugal

Memória is a not for profit association, founded in April the 6th, 2010, under the statutes of a Civil Society Organisation, non-governmental (NGO), to promote quality and innovation in the field of Tourism, Event industry in general, Cultural Heritage and Craft Industry, with a focus in innovative training approaches involving an important use of ICT, and also to mobilize the public opinion on matters such as Youth employment, rural and sustainable development, cultural heritage and traditions, to name but a few, with an important inclusion of new technologies (ICT).

Memória PortugalEmbedded in the referred activities, we tackle a variety of communities’ issues such as intercultural dialogue, migrant integration or repatriation, ageing population and intergenerational relationships, employment, Youth, gender equality with the programme Elisa, human rights and democracy, to name but a few.

Memória have been implementing multidisciplinary approaches to tackle these issues, which over the past two years has significantly contributed to raise awareness on the above mentioned topics, while promoting cultural diversity and Youth citizens’ participation into the political process of decision.

Our mission is to encourage and support the process of social innovation toward a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, considering an ageing population context. We provide an inclusive approach (capacity building) to generate innovative and reliable outcomes, creating and enhancing social values, social cohesion and inclusive development, empowering communities. Our main aim is to enhance employability through challenging learning programmes, innovative business models and strong international cooperation, encouraging and supporting the concept of competence capitalization between generations of workers.

Currently Memória maintains part of its activity thanks to volunteering within the area of global issues awareness, and promotes a wide variety of activities for associated members and communities, such as cultural events, citizen panels, training courses, seminars, workshops and lectures, with the strong and inclusive involvement of the local authorities.