Check-IN – Cooperation and Development is a non-profit organization, founded in 2010, based in Beja and operating from Lisbon, in Portugal.
Our organization mainly focuses on youth and adult mobility, non-formal education 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 also in Brazil, Tanzania, Nepal, Argentina, Mexico and Peru).
Our aim is to promote lifelong learning opportunities, to encourage social integration, education for sustainable development and social entrepreneurship. Our working methods are furthermore 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 and young adults with less privileged access to information, due to their geographical location, their social and economic status or their personal situation. Check-IN, has thus been involved in urban areas and setting up local projects in sensitive neighborhoods in Lisbon.
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, youth exchanges and training courses. Moreover, we set up long-term volunteering programs, such as European Voluntary Service (EVS), national volunteering, traineeships and internships in Portugal and abroad. To do so, we have developed for over six years a broad network of organizations and companies, operating in different sectors and fields of activity.
The quality of our services lies in the expertise and professionalism of our team, consisting of a heterogeneous group of dynamic, energetic and motivated people. We all share the common aspiration of building together projects that can make a difference, according to our values and experiences. But not only that, we all have been involved in international mobility projects, volunteering and non-formal education, making us the best possible advocates for promoting it.
The Check-IN Association is a Multiplier of EURODESK NETWORK and a member of the Anna Lindh Foundation.