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Montado

Monte's territory

Territory of great amplitudes and extensions characterized by numerous "montado" (and the ecological system around it, like the surrounding flowers and the animals living from it fields where "sobreiro" (cork tree), "azinheira" (holm-oak) and olive tree fields are dominant; isolated rural populations are detached at the landscape, generally of small dimension and dominated by the white colour on the houses.
People in this region (still) live very turned to the inside of their houses and villages, protecting themselves from high temperatures, and sometimes from the outside world. Being used to a certain isolation and decades of poverty, this populations have become deeply creative at their gastronomy, poetry and "Cante" (typical singing from Alentejo).
More recently this became an elected region for its wines, for the great sausages made of black pork meat, for the olive oil and patés, for its bread, but also for the inner peace (quietness) of its landscape and villages, by the natural resources it offers, nowadays strongly influenced by the construction of "Alqueva's big lake", by the immensity of its landscape marked by important megalithic but also because it was a territory chosen by the Arabian and roman culture characteristics that have left here their testimonies. Plenty of reasons to recognise Alentejo as an unique place in Europe.

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About us

Since 1996, Monte is a non-profit private entity from Arraiolos, Portugal, funded by local development associations:

Since 2002 Monte is a Non- Governmental Organization for Development (NGO).

 

Mission

To promote social and economic development and advocacy on rural regions.

 

Our Values

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Our Projects

Organisational Development

Internal training
Participation on several training courses for internal skills development

Centro de Recursos para o
Desenvolvimento Rural

LinkWeb platform (moodle) to share
information on cooperation projects

Newletters
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Editions
Link Read our editions at ISSUU

Animation/Territorial Promotion

Estratégias Locais de Desenvolvimento e os Modelos de Governança
Monte is the partner responsible for the organization of a seminar on local development strategies best practices

Local Products Promotion
National and international divulgation of local products

Escola de Verão para o Desenvolvimento Rural
Organization of a summer school for rural development

Entrepreneurship

SP ProDer/Leader approach
Financial support to rural development plans

Microcredit
Small financial support to entrepreneurs

PAECPE
Consultancy and training for entrepreneurs

CREMP – Women Resource Centre
Consultancy and training for female entrepreneurs

Boas Praticas Empreendedoras em Meio Rural
Showcase of entrepreneurial solutions in rural areas

Training
Skills improvement for adults

social innovation

Contrato Local De Desenvolvimento Social De Arraiolos
Coordinating entity for a social development plan for Arraiolos municipality

Mirabal – Mulheres 100 Medos
Promote gender equality and fight against domestic violence

Monitor Amigo
Open area for the use of computers

Loja Comunitária de Arraiolos
Social store for local families in need

Cooperation with others territories

PROVE
LinkProject for commercialization of fruit and vegetables on a proximity basis

Maravilhas da Gastronomia
Promote the typical gastronomy of each region.

Project QuaPRO
“Becoming a Change Agent for Rural Citizenship – A Qualification Programme For Rural Areas In Europe”

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Project QuaPRO
“Becoming a Change Agent for Rural Citizenship – A Qualification Programme For Rural Areas In Europe”

Project QuaPRO

Aims and objectives
With the help of a specially developed training course employees of public administration in rural areas, political decision-makers and citizens of local communities gain more knowledge of relevant changes in society and the resulting upcoming challenges in small communities located in rural areas. They will know more about a modern role-model of local administration in civil society; are more capable to manage tasks in a complex multi-actor environment and are aware of each other’s roles, responsibilities and expectations. Thus, on the side of political decision-makers and civil servants gain knowledge on how to promote active citizenship, how to encourage citizens to engage in political participation and how to contribute through civil engagement to solutions for modern society is enhanced. These competences will contribute to a supportive environment that motivates citizens to engage.

Citizens, on the other hand, will be aware of what administration can and should do to create framework conditions conducive for their active involvement, be it as volunteers in initiatives serving public interest or as contributors to the planning of and decision-making on policies and issues of public concern.

Long-term overall objective
To contribute to an educated society in rural areas of Europe, whose actors are capable of actively fulfilling their civic role.

Specific objective of the project
To develop, test and disseminate an integrated course concept for the joint training of political decision-makers, civil servants and citizens of rural areas on fostering active citizenship.

Target Groups
Employees of public administration in rural areas, political decision-makers and citizens of local communities.

Entities offering training opportunities.

Partners

P1 - Finep - Germany

P2 - Agora CE - Czech Republic

P3 - Balkan Assist Association - Bulgaria

P4 - Monte ACE - Portugal

P5 - Jaan Tonisson Institute - Estonia

P6 - Academy Rural Areas Baden - Germany

P7 - LAG Broumovsko - Czech Republic

P8 - Association for Social Investigations and Applied Research practices - Bulgaria

Date
1 Jan 2013 until 30 Jun 2015

Teamwork

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Marta Alter Marta Alter
MASTER’S DEGREE IN URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
DEGREE IN ECONOMY

Director < 1997
Rosário Pequito Cuba Rosário Pequito Cuba
SECONDARY SCHOOL
Secretary < 1997
Inácia Lopes Rebocho Inácia Lopes Rebocho
MASTER’S STUDENT OF PLANNING AND EVALUATION OF DEVELOPMENT PROCESSESS
DEGREE IN SOCIAL INVESTIGATION

Planning and Evaluation Coordinator of Cooperation projects < 1998
Rosa Sampaio Rosa Sampaio
POST-GRADUATION IN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCES DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Financial and Accounting management < 1999
Paula Santos Paula Santos
MASTER’S DEGREE IN HUMAN RESOURCES MANGEMENT
DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Training and Education Coordinator of Local and Social Development program < 1999
Maria Casinhas Maria Casinhas
POST-GRADUATION IN CONSULTANCY
DEGREE IN ECONOMY
Regional development projects Coordinator of Women Resource Centre < 2000
Ricardo Carretas Ricardo Carretas
DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHY AND REGIONAL PLANNING
Regional and Cooperation projects < 2007
Ana Paula Varela Ana Paula Varela
SECONDARY SCHOOL
Local Animator < 2005
Ana Paula Varela Zélia Marmeleira
DEGREE IN SOCIOLOGY
LAG Porta do Alentejo < 2005
   
Jorge Gomes Coelho Jorge Gomes Coelho
GRADUATED IN PORTUGUESES STUDIES
LAG Aliende < 1994
Anabela Consolado Vânia Simões
DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT
LAG ADMC < 2009
Leonor Romão
Florence Melen
DEGREE IN AGRONOMY
LAG Trilho < 1996
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cooperation and developement

Cooperação

Since the beginning, Monte has privileged to work in partnership with several entities in order to promote a sustainable development, in which the local communities can become a part. Thus, cooperation is a specific working area in Monte, being also a strategic instrument to reinforce internal skills of Monte's team.

The work as a NGO has spread Monte's intervention areas and allowed us to participate in wide platforms to promote the development of communities.

In 2009 Monte became part of the direction Board of the Portuguese Platform of NGO's, which implies an active participation in reorganizing this structure, as well as increases Monte's work in this field of work.

Item Gestão Sustentável dos Recursos Florestais no Parque Natural dos Tarrafes de Cacheu
Protection of Guiné Bissau’s rain forest at Tarrafes de Cacheu

Item Baloi D'horta
To raise social and economic capital at Santo Antão – Cabo Verde

Item EIDER - Empreendedorismo e Inovação
para o Desenvolvimento Rural

Reinforce entrepreneurial skills and exchange of best practices between Portuguese and Cabo Verde’s entrepreneurs

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Networks

 

LinkADRAL – Agência de Desenvolvimento Regional do Alentejo
Member of Alentejo’s Regional Development Agency

LinkANIMAR – Associação Portuguesa para o Desenvolvimento Local
Direction member of the Portuguese Association for Local Development

LinkAPURE - Associação para as Universidades Rurais Europeias
Member of the association for the European rural universities

EAPN
Member of the European Anti-Poverty Network
Linkeapn.pt
Linkeapn.org

LinkFederação Minha Terra
Portuguese federation of local development associations

Plataforma Portuguesa das ONGD’s
Direction member of the Portuguese platform of non-governmental development associations

LinkRede Rural Nacional
Member of the National network on rural development

LinkWinnet8
Member of a network of women’s resource centers’

Videos

Resultados do Leader - 2007
Leader Program
Evaluation on the methodologies used and work done by GAL Monte (2007)
Playing with History - Cineteatro Arraiolos, 2006
Project Playing with History - Cineteatro Arraiolos, 2006
Public presentation
ALT com o nome do ficheiro
Project Playing with History -
Cooperation project between 5 European countries with the purpose to recover traditional games. The project gathered young and older people to play the games.
Playing With History - Indoor (slideshow)
Playing With History - Indoor
Slideshow from a partners meting in Italy
Playing With History - Outdoor (slideshow)
Playing With History - Outdoor (slideshow)
Slideshow from a partners meting in Italy