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Project Name
RAISE 2018
Portugal – Community areas of Abrigada and Cabanas de Torres, Ota, Meca, Olhalvo, Alenquer (Triana and Santo Estêvão), Carregado (Carregado and Cadafais) in the Municipality of Alenquer, Lisbon district
- 231 people, unemployed men and women or with a precarious job, aged between 18 and 55, residing in the Municipality of Alenquer. - Refugees and immigrants residing in the Municipality of Alenquer and men and women of all ages and social levels residing in the Community areas of Abrigada and Cabanas de Torres (150 people) - 12 public and private institutions operating in the Community Areas of Abrigada and Cabanas de Torres, will actively participate and benefit from the project activities.
Project status

After the results of RAISE I – the second edition of the “Resposta Alternativa de Integração Social e Empreendedorismo” project [Alternative Response to Social Integration and Entrepreneurship] is now launched.
Globalization, economic and financial crises have affected the whole world and Europe, in recent decades. In Portugal this has produced a strong recession between 2002 and 2013. After 2011 and 2013, two years that measured the greatest recession of all time, the economic situation has begun to recover, although it still has not reached the levels of employment, stability and income present before the crisis.
The Municipality of Alenquer, project area of intervention, is no exception. The various institutional partners that make up the Conselho Local de Ação Social de Alenquer (CLASA)[local council of social action of Alenquer], including AMU-Portugal, have identified unemployment and precarious employment as the main problem resulting in situations of poverty and social vulnerability in the territory.

RAISE II contributes in improving the living conditions, reducing vulnerability and poverty, increasing the development and “capability” of the resident population.

In order to reduce the social impact of unemployment and precarious work in the short, medium and long term, RAISE II will develop a series of activities aimed at increasing social integration, the insertion or reintegration into the labour market of the unemployed or those with precarious work in the Municipality of Alenquer. Furthermore, the project will promote entrepreneurship among the population to promote employment.

• Presentation and dissemination of the project to institutions, unemployed or precarious workers, entrepreneurs in the area and the local community in general.

• Technical assistance, accompaniment and monitoring of the protagonists to facilitate their insertion or reintegration into the employment market.

• Dissemination and awareness of entrepreneurial methods and the principles of the Economy of Communion.

• Training on entrepreneurship and the Economy of Communion, to beneficiaries, groups of students of the schools of the Municipality of Alenquer and to local entrepreneurs.

The RAISE II – 2018 project is covered by the contributions of AMU – Action for a United World Association and EoC – Economy of Communion

Local counterpart
AMU Portugal - Cooperação e Solidariedade Lusófona por um Mundo Unido
EDC - Economy of Communion - contribution € 54.473,00
Area of intervention
Training, insertion and reintegration into the labour market
Total cost
€ 105.887,06
Contributions requests to AMU
€ 60.525,56