Duration: September 2017 – Present
NGEurope is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme and is the first European project of BioLiving. Under the coordination of the Municipality of Lousada, it has as partners Associação BioLiving and PlaySolutions, in Portugal; CESEFOR Foundation, in Spain; the leading NGO in the promotion of good outdoor practices Leave No Trace, in Ireland; the University of Athens, in Greece; and E.N.T.E.R., in Austria, an agency for the dissemination of results of European projects.
Given the recognised importance of the work of NGOs (non-governmental organisations) in building stronger, more resilient and sustainable communities, we believe that it is necessary to promote more and better civic participation not only in our country, but also throughout Europe.
This is how NGEurope came about, the need to raise awareness of the importance of civic work, through NGOs, and the importance of acting and taking joint responsibility for problems that affect everyone, especially at environmental and social level.
The main objective of this project is the training of associative leaders, but also giving support to existing civic movements and NGOs. We intend to promote a green economy and social cohesion through civic participation and mobilization. To this end, we will share a set of good practices, role models and success stories that can (and should!) be replicated throughout Europe. We believe that creating this platform with real and replicable cases is a very practical way to show new techniques and approaches to associative leadership.
NGEurope's ultimate goal is to serve as an inspiration and guide in creating new civic movements or remodeling and improving existing ones!
Products already available
NGOs across Europe: A research report to diagnose opportunities and needs
The first intellectual product of the NGEurope project is already published and available for free download on the project website: https://www.ngeurope.net/en/content/summary-research-project
"NGOs Across Europe: a research report to diagnose opportunities and needs" analyses the public perception of the work and importance of NGOs and other civic groups in the environmental and social areas in the five project partner countries. In collecting information for this report, not only theoretical and official data were used, but also Local Working Groups, made up of people representative of the various quadrants of civil society (e.g. municipalities, academia, business, existing NGOs, students, among others), with different professional, community and associative visions and experiences.
Recommended reading to all who work in the associative area!
Green inspiration from all over Europe!
NGEurope Observatory is an online platform integrated into the project website that allows us to share success stories from the five partner countries. These NGOs range from associations with a more local scope to those working on a national level, which due to their way of action, management or impact they have on the communities where they operate, we consider examples of success.
In this platform you will find basic information about several NGOs: areas of activity, projects developed and in progress, financing mechanisms, partnerships, among others.
We want this dissemination platform to be a bridge of contact between NGOs and possible volunteers or even possible partners. Explore and be inspired!