Check-IN - Cooperação e Desenvolvimento
Associação Check-IN – Cooperação e Desenvolvimento (Check-IN Association – Cooperation and Development) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2010, based in Beja and also operating from Lisbon, in Portugal. It works in close cooperation with public and private entities, actively participating in quality of life improvement activities.
Our organization mainly focuses on youth and adult mobility, non-formal education, cooperation and development of organizations and individuals and the overall sharing of knowledge, through the support of European cooperation initiatives.
We work on a regular basis with other organizations, as well as municipalities, universities and higher education institutions in Europe and all around the world (we built partnerships and developed projects in Brazil, Tanzania, Nepal, Argentina, Mexico and Peru).
Our aim is to promote lifelong learning opportunities, to encourage and promote social integration, education for sustainable development and social entrepreneurship. Our working methods are deeply rooted in the European core values, such as the respect for human rights, democracy, gender equality, ecological awareness, intercultural tolerance and solidarity between the people.
In addition, we have a special concern for children, teenagers, youth and adults with less privileged access to information, due to their geographical location, their social and economic status or their personal situation. Check-IN has been involved in urban areas and setting up local projects in sensitive neighborhoods in Lisbon and Beja.
In order to achieve our aims, we organize a wide scope of different activities, taking place from local to international scales. These activities include workshops, seminars, team-building activities and training courses. We work directly with KA1, KA2 and Sports projects under the Erasmus+ Programme; Europe for Citizens Programme and Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. Moreover, we set up short and long-term volunteering programs such as the ones under the European Solidarity Corps Programme (Ex-European Voluntary Service), we are a Coordinating, Sending and Receiving Organization (hosting volunteers in Lisbon and Beja), national volunteering, traineeships and internships focused on Vocational Educational and Training (VET) in Portugal and abroad. To do so, we have developed since 2010 a broad network of organizations, foundations, institutions and companies, operating in different sectors and fields of activity.
Check-IN Association is also an Eurodesk Multiplier center in Lisbon and Beja and member of Anna Lindh Foundation.