R.Dr. José Júlio Vieira Ramos 72
4750-180 Barcelos, Portugal
Tel.: (00351) 253 825 353
Kerigma's mission is to promote the holistic development of people and institutions and the community around us, by creating services and innovative products, which contribute to a more active citizenship, solidarity and social cohesion.
Some of the activities we develop and/or participate:
Kerigma is an institution for innovation and social development in Barcelos, Portugal. It is a not for profit organisation. Kerigma involves the following sectors: a CQEP - Center for Qualification and Vocational Training, It works like an “open door” for any adult or youn person in Portugal. More than 7000 adults were involved in the process of recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning since 2005. In these Centers we will also make vocational guidance and tutoring. In terms of VET, we have the experience of more than a decade of promotion and training: 80 000 hours of training; 6000 trainees; 1000 training courses; around 200 trainers; and training processes integrated with vocational guidance. We promote, every year, a large number of double certification (scholar and professional) courses for unemployed people and about 10 courses per year for training and recycling trainers. We have the Equality of Gender Office, working with us since 2005, with training sessions for the community, victims of violence support and consultancy, working together with the entrepreneurship office (business incubator – consultancy and support to business creation), psycho-social support – all of this for an adult population, with more than 1000 people. Kerigma is also a promoter of an “insertion company”, meaning that we train and re-qualify unemployed adults, placing them back into the labour market after a 2 year period of “insertion process”. We also work as a National Point of contact for the European Center for Women and Technology.
Partners from Portugal, UK, Spain, Slovakia, Poland
www.ecc-grundtvig.com - Project that aimed to empower community leaders
Partners from Portugal, Spain, UK, Turkey, Greece, Slovakia and Poland
www.innovacreawork.com - Project that aimed to transfer from Spain a toolkit for adult entrepreneurs
Partners from Portugal, UK, Slovakia and Romania
Partners from Portugal, UK, Greece, Sweden , Germany and Poland
Partners from Portugal, UK, Slovakia, Turkey and Germany