Portuguese Association

Casa d'Abóbora

Preserving and promoting the local cultural heritage of Cinfães.

Who we are?

Casa d’Abóbora is a youth association based in Aldeia, a low-density area in the region of Cinfães, Portugal. We advocate for social, cultural, and economic sustainability with a strong sense of community and ecology.

Mission

The main objective is to preserve, promote, and revitalize the cultural heritage of the low-density rural area of the municipality of Cinfães. Thus, the mission is illustrated through the promotion of socio-cultural and artistic activities and initiatives aimed at integrating visitors with the residents.

Vision

The dream is to build an intergenerational and sustainable network, valuing, preserving, and revitalizing the local socio-cultural heritage. It also aims to foster discussion on topics related to the rural environment and its depopulation.

Values

Casa d'Abóbora advocates for social, cultural, and economic sustainability, with a strong sense of community and ecology. Therefore, the essential focus of this project is social action, mutual respect, personal and collective integrity, compassion, and sharing.

Experience

Regarding the activities of Casa d’Abóbora, we strive to execute a diverse monthly cultural program that provides new opportunities to the community. Among the various events we organize are concerts, workshops covering a wide range of sustainability-related topics, card tournaments, and documentary screenings. Additionally, we are engaged in several long-term projects. One such project is Ambiente Ativista (IMVF sub-granting), which focuses on raising awareness among high school teenagers about the importance of water. We also coordinate PS: Aldeia and the itinerant exhibition IMAGINALDEIA, both of which contribute to our mission of preserving the local heritage. Furthermore, we have undertaken projects like Florir, Vozês, and Re-conectar.

With regards to European Projects, we have actively collaborated on various training initiatives and exchanges throughout Europe. Notably, we have participated in the KA2 projects Common-Good and DigiAdult.