In order to enable the project to unfold as well as possible on the pilot sites, the consortium partners can rely on the expertise and the network of local partners. Thanks to their invaluable mobilization and their perfect knowledge of the inhabitants and the terrain, the pilots will gain in efficiency and relevance.
Discover our local partners from the pilots sites of Lisbon, Paris and Barcelona:
“Academia de Produtores Culturais” is an association founded in 2009 that has been working with local communities in Lisbon developing a yearly cultural festival called TODOS (everybody).
Their work promotes Lisbon as an intercultural city through contemporary arts, inviting audiences to meet and explore cultures from all around the world within the Portuguese capital city. The festival is promoted and produced between the association and the Lisbon City Council and works directly with local communities trying to eliminate territorial ghettos associated with immigration.
Beyond the festival, the “Academia” works throughout the year in several other community activities.
Created in 1951 as a private institution of public utility, IMVF is a foundation for development and cooperation that started its activity as a NGDO in 1988. From the 1990s onward, IMVF expanded its activity to other Portuguese speaking countries, broadening its scope of intervention.
Its mission is the promotion of human dignity, equal rights, opportunities and justice for all, improving the welfare of the most vulnerable populations, fighting against exclusion and contributing towards a more sustainable planet as a cornerstone to guarantee living conditions for present and future generations.
Its work is centred on a strong commitment to best practices in the strengthening of communities, public entities and civil society regarding the respect of values and principles such as solidarity, gender equality, sustainability, accuracy and transparency. With a staff of 250, of which more than 90% are involved in field work, IMVF has become a key stakeholder in different areas of expertise and intervention.