Progressive internet communications including new ways of corporate culture
Azorvida PIC was planed to be a not for profit cooperative in January, 2016, under the statutes of a Civil Society Organisation, non-governmental (NGO), to promote quality and innovation in the field of Access to information, Human rights/Gender/Training & ICT’s, Open Source Initiative, Strategic use of the internet, ICT service & support, Cultural & linguistic diversity, rural and sustainable development.
Embedded in the referred activities, we tackle a variety of communities’ issues such as intercultural dialogue, creating a new culture of high-quality connections, ageing population and intergenerational relationships, employment, Youth, gender equality, human rights and democracy, to name but a few.
Although Azorvida the founding in 2016 took not place, the idea to this Cooperative has already been developed in 2010 on the Azores island of Graciosa. Hence the name Azorvida comes from Azores and vida, the portuguese word for life.
Regardless of the organizational form we had been already active in this sector during the past couple of years. Azorvida have been implementing multidisciplinary approaches to tackle these issues, which over the past two years has significantly contributed to raise awareness on the above mentioned topics, while promoting cultural diversity and Youth citizens’ participation into the political process of decision.
Currently Azorvida maintains part of its activity thanks to volunteering within the area of global issues awareness, and promotes a wide variety of activities for associated members and communities, such as ICT service & support, citizen panels, training courses, seminars, workshops and lectures, with the strong and inclusive involvement of the local authorities.
Such activities also correspond to the capitalization of an ageing working force in rural areas to be transferred to a younger generation, covering: Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR), Social Entrepreneurship, Volunteering and Active Citizenship.
Azorvida have been more recently (2015) involved in the dissemination of its activity at EU level through a consortium platform: Horizon Europa Partners.
Our mission is to exemplify, show and inspire as many people and organizations as possible to strive for a new connection quality in our economy and society to encourage and support the process of social innovation toward a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Focused on the access to a free and open internet with a focus on advanced use of Open Source to improve our lives and also to mobilize the public opinion on matters such as Youth employment, Gender equality, rural and sustainable development to be able to create and establish together a more just world (Internet for Social Justice and Sustainable Development).
We provide an inclusive approach (capacity building) to generate innovative and reliable outcomes, creating and enhancing social values, social cohesion and inclusive development, empowering communities. Our main aim is to enhance employability through challenging learning programmes, innovative business models and strong international cooperation, encouraging and supporting the concept of competence capitalization between generations of workers.