Par – Respostas Sociais is a non-profit organization, based in Lisbon, having the status of Youth Association, Social Institution (IPSS) and of Non-Governmental Development Organisation (NGDO). It was founded in 2007 as a result of the growth of the youth association “Jovem a Jovem”, created in 1994.
Par aims to contribute to the development of each person’s aptitudes and promote their autonomy. It strives to work in an integrated way on the factors of social exclusion, investing in original responses for necessities identified, in order to help construct a more just society.
Its projects are focused on the youth sector, mainly directed towards young people but also striving to work with youth professionals and other adults of the contexts involved in the projects. They are organised in three main themes: education and training, promotion of health and community intervention. Throughout the years, non-formal education has been the key work methodology in the association activities.