Since 2004, the Urban Community Support Programme (K’CIDADE) has helped transform diverse urban neighbourhoods in Greater Lisbon into safer and more socially connected places to live. The programme is currently expanding to Porto. Networking with institutional and local partners while canvassing communities about their perceptions, needs and priorities (Participatory Diagnostics) has encouraged participation, leveraged local talents and boosted creative energy within communities to respond to global challenges and local needs. The programme’s commitment is long-term to ensure quality and sustainability.
All of this work is sustained by the models and solutions co-design locally which resulted in a set of AKF ready-to-use materials that build local capacity: Participatory Diagnostics Methodology (DPs); Community Innovation Projects Model (PICs); Employability Networks Guide; Capacity Building Immigrants Associations Programme (SIM project). The national scaling of all AKF Prt programmes is done by actively engaging with Government, municipalities, CSOs, universities, private sector, practitioners’ associations forming stronger strategic alliances and using shared platforms supporting blended-learning methods to ensure replication and sustainability.
By working together with others it seeks to strengthen local governance, increase people’s self-confidence and resilience, and create better opportunities for everyone.
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- Strengthening Organisations
Tools for download (PT ONLY):
- Participatory Diagnostics Methodology - This guide presents the methodology that allows developing participatory processes, encouraging the reflection and the involvement of people and organizations in decision-making processes and the construction of local solutions.
- Community Innovation Projects Model (PIC) – PIC aim to solve problems in a given community, through the identification of resources and possible solutions. They begin through dialogue with community people, informal groups and local organisations.
- The SIM Programme - Sustainability, Impact and Change, developed in partnership with the High Commission for Migration – ACM, seeks to strengthen the action of immigrant associations through a formative blended learning approach, based on the production of video lessons. The goal is to create a cascading effect on associations to take on the role of multiplier agents.
- Co-management and Relation
- Youth and Citizenship
- Identities and Cultures
- +Inclusive Services and Employers
- Portuguese Diversity Charter and Stamp - is an initiative of the European Commission and aims to encourage employers to implement and develop internal policies and practices to promote diversity. AKF is promoting this initiative in partnership with several partners: http://www.cartadiversidade.pt/. A Toolkit was created that provides a set of materials so that organizations can reflect, evaluate, build, develop and consolidate actions within their policies to promote Diversity and Inclusion. To access it: firstname.lastname@example.org