“More than a project, ComParte is a family.” - Pro of Education
We work in collaboration with all those involved in the systems.
We function as a family, in which the contribution of the Pros, Decision-makers, Team, Partners and Friends is fundamental.
We consider citizens as Pros. They are the ones who experience the systems and feel the impact of decisions taken at different levels.
Thus, the Pros are specialists in knowing what works best and what can be transformed in the social systems they belong to, due to their experience as users and participants.
Currently, ComParte works with Pros in the area of Education (youth/students) and Integration (refugees, beneficiaries of international protection and asylum seekers).
We focus on collaboration between Pros and decision-makers to build systems that work at their best. In the Education area, we listen to young people from all over the country and create moments where everyone can share their ideas and suggestions directly with decision-makers. In the Integration area, the Pros share their experience of being hosted and integrated in Portugal and thus contribute to a system that adapts itself to each one's needs.
The Pros maintain a close and trusting relationship with the project team and contribute both to the organization of activities and to the dynamization of the spaces at ComParte's home.
Decision-makers are specialists in making decisions aimed at the continuous improvement of the structures of society for which they are responsible, enhancing collective well-being.
The relationship of trust and openness with decision makers within each system of society is a pillar of ComParte's methodology.
By recognizing the importance of the Pros' experiences and suggestions, the Decision-makers open themselves to testimonies and quality information, essential to the development of policies adapted to the reality on the ground.
In this interaction, decision makers also find an opportunity to explain their positions and decisions, contributing to a climate of collaboration and mutual appreciation. The richness of shared visions and collaboration is based on this reciprocity.
ComParte works with decision makers at the micro and macro levels in the areas of Education and Integration.
"I've had several moments listening to young people, but I've never been to a meeting like this where the relational dimension came to the table so much."
-Decision Maker, Education
“Seeking to understand reality, based on civic participation and the active voice of those who are deeply involved in it, is the inspiration that ComParte brings to us and that can only leave us fascinated and grateful.”
-Decision Maker, Integration
The following entities received and integrated the experiences and recommendations of the Pros:
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
High Commission for Migration
Lisbon City Council – Social Rights Department
Social Security Institute - Social Development Unit
State Secretariat for Citizenship and Equality
State Department of Education
Foreign Service and borders
Jesuit Refugee Service
The team is another very important part of this collaboration network on which ComParte is based. Its main purpose is to cultivate relationships of quality and growing depth with Pros and Decision-makers, also mediating the interaction between these parties.
Thus, the ComParte team is specialized in asking experts questions and promoting their collaboration, through the facilitation of meetings and constructive feedback modes.
From psychology to art, with a path that includes family and community systemic intervention, she has been with ComParte since the beginning. The connection to young people and the search for different forms of expression are the common ground between the experiences that inspire her the most!
Strategy and Vision ComParte & Education
Moved by causes of social connection and collaboration, she studied psychology and got to know social projects recognized as good practices in Portugal and around the world. ComParte is a lifestyle where you can be like yourself and make dreams of the common good come true.
Methodology, Partnerships and Communication
Passionate about people and their stories, she believes that communication is a powerful portal for change through understanding the other. A proud left-hander, she is always ready to connect with others and discover their worlds.
Strategy and Vision ComParte & Integration
She likes a crowded house, people’s company and learning through good conversations. She loves the power of music and dance as forms of connection and relationship. The energy comes from everyday differences, the constant challenges and the surprise of the results.
Driven by dreams that carry out deep transformations. Sensitive to topics such as social inclusion and community involvement. Attracted by systemic actions. He studied Social Sciences, Psychology and is very fond of subjects involving good communication practices.
Driven by the human and emotional side of life, she believes it is possible to change structures and make a difference without wearing a suit and tie. She studied sociology and public policy, but she still has a lot to learn. She loves to travel, is passionate about music and is a china dog enthusiast.
She grew up among books, music and travels, captivated by people and the world of stories they bring hidden. Studying psychology was to make an old dream come true, and ComParte a place to open the way to the infinite possibilities of transforming and being transformed.
Marta Gomes da Silva
Lover of travel, animals, smiles, fun and meeting new people. A student at the Faculty of Psychology, he saw in ComParte the chance to give wings to his imagination and creativity. He believes that it is only possible to know someone when we are able to know how to listen.
Curricular Internship - Design and Communication
Jia Hao Ye
Curricular Internship - Design and Communication
A Pro works regularly with the team:
Pro of Integration
We also count on the essential contribution of:
Margarida Alpuim Methodology Consultant
Emanuele Siracusa Photography
João Garrinhas Photography and Video
Tomás Nolasco Photography and Video
Miguel Vilaça Carneiro (MVC Design) Design
Manuel Barbosa de Melo Design
ComParte's mission is based on working in partnership with various organizations that share common purposes and complementary methodologies. We propose to establish relationships of trust and mutual appreciation, generating collective benefits.
ComParte also has an extensive network of friends who contribute informally to its continuous construction and improvement with suggestions, ideas, making their presence felt and supporting the project in different ways. It is for this reason that at ComParte's house we have a wall of gratitude, where we recognize the contribution of all who are part of the construction of this project!