Contextos – Cooperativa para o Desenvolvimento e Coesão Social CRL is a non-profit cooperative with its head office in Faro, Portugal.
Our story begins in 2016 with the idea of giving an answer to social demands in an integral way and to propose custom-made solutions.
Contextos aims at fostering and promoting community empowerment and development as the keystone of processes of change in the society, using participatory tools to develop competencies and capabilities within individuals and organizations.
Our projects focus on culture, media, education/training, participatory democracy, active citizenship, human rights, intercultural dialogue, non-formal learning, social entrepreneurship, and social inclusion.
We follow transversely in our projects and activities the principles of non-formal education.
We use a diverse set of approaches and learning methods, in which people are challenged to make use of a critical and reflective attitude about their own experience (professional and/or personal).
We cooperate with public institutions especially at local and regional levels, schools, universities, vocational and other educational institutions, public and private social inclusion organizations, and other NGOs.