Monte is a non-profit private entity from Arraiolos, Portugal, funded in 1996 by local development associations. Monte is a Certified Training entity since 1998 and since 2002 Monte is a Non- Governmental Organization for Development (NGO).
Our mission is promote social and economic sustainable development of rural areas and local governance processes. Our vision is to contribute for life improvement of rural communities and reinforce the articulation between agents and organizations to consolidate a compromise for a sustainable development, as well as to stimulate local answers and solutions that promote growth and well-being through participative processes. Our action falls into two main areas: the area of Animation and promotion of the Territory, where all the intervention is based on a Local Development Strategy for the Central Alentejo region; and the area of Cooperation and Education for Development, where the challenge is to promote initiatives that, in partnership, seek to contribute to the sustainable development of the poorest countries, as well as the construction of a better world, based on the fulfillment of the rights reduction of inequalities and a greater exercise of Global Citizenship.