Synergia ‘s work is based on the values that underpin youth associations: justice, solidarity, delivery, responsibility, cooperation, social conscience. It is aspace to exercise and claim rights: a meeting, association, culture, sports, leisure. The association wants to contribute to the consolidation and streamlining of the fabric of society and be an important factor of social transformation and innovation. This is how Synergia is identified as being an important means for young people voice, for their ideas and opinions. In all its activities, Synergia aims to support young people, give them new opportunities and, above all, promote their work. This is the case of the Project Support Office, operating since 2009, with the aim of supporting young people’s initiatives /projects and job search/ training, encouraging them to be entrepreneurs, as well as advising by sharing good practice. The Office for European Projects is also based on giving opportunity to young people, in this case international experience, in the form of exchanges, such as the European Voluntary Service. Also TOCA (the newest space of the association) relates to this purpose: to give young people a place where they can grow and demonstrate their full potential. In this space, young people can promote events; have a workspace where they can share their experiences with other young people and, above all, is a space without limits or barriers, where the young can show their whole creativity. Lastly, in supporting the sport, the association has Synergia Academy, that offers various forms of physical activity, so that everyone can practice them, with particular attention on youth at risk in order to teach them healthy living practices and foster their social inclusion.
Rua do Centro Cultural e Social de Santo Adrião, Braga
Mr. Ricardo Sousa