The VINCI Programme for Citizenship, a counterpart of Fondation d’Entreprise VINCI pour la Cité, existing internationally in 11 countries, is the result of the joint commitment of some companies in the VINCI Group in Portugal.
Contributing towards the inclusive, sustainable development of local communities is the goal of ANA Aeroportos de Portugal | VINCI Airports, VINCI Energies Portugal (represented by Axians and Sotécnica), and Fondation VINCI pour la Cité, founders and mentors of this Programme, replicating in Portugal the already solid track record of involvement with the community that the different Foundations, Funds and Programmes the VINCI Group has been implementing in the different countries it operates in.
This Programme is aimed at supporting projects in four areas of operation – Access to employment, Charitable mobility, Housing integration and Social intervention in priority neighbourhoods. The projects supported are proposed and sponsored by group employees, promoting and reinforcing the spirit of solidarity and social responsibility.
This first programme in 2019 received over 80 applications from everywhere the group operates in Portugal. 5 projects were selected in each area and strategic axis of operation (list attached). The projects supported correspond to a total investment of €250,000.
The programme in Portugal is led by Thierry Ligonnière, CEO of ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, who said: “Launching this programme in Portugal fills us with pride. The involvement of our employees has been remarkable, and the projects supported could never have got off the ground without the participation of our people. The number and quality of the applications proved the success of the programme, and I know we will have many more good ones in the years to come, extending our impact on society and our long-term commitment.”
About Fondation VINCI pour la Cité:
The Fondation VINCI pour la Cité, was created in 2002 and supports non-profit schemes that foster the social and professional integration of the most vulnerable people in society. It encourages local initiatives where the VINCI companies operate and reflects the Group’s desire to be a long-term partner of the citizens and communities for whom it designs, builds and manages numerous facilities and infrastructures. The VINCI foundations and funds network currently comprises 12 outreach structures in Europe.
About VINCI Airports:
VINCI Airports, one of the 5 largest airport operators in the world, manages development and operations in 46 airports in France, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Serbia, Cambodia, Japan, the USA, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Chile and Brazil. Served by around 250 airlines, the VINCI Airports network carried 240 million passengers in 2018.
Its comprehensive experience allows VINCI Airports to develop, finance, build and operate airports, leveraging its investment capacity, its international network and know-how to optimise the management and performance of the existing airport infrastructures, areas of extension and new constructions.
ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, the group responsible for managing the 10 airports in Portugal, became part of the VINCI Airports network in September 2013. It manages airports on the mainland (Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Beja), on the Azores (Ponta Delgada, Horta, Flores and Santa Maria) and on Madeira (Madeira and Porto Santo), which carried 55.3 million passengers in 2018, representing growth of 6.8% compared to 2017.
More detailed information is available at www.vinci-airports.com and www.ana.pt
About VINCI Energies:
In an increasingly changing world, VINCI Energies devotes itself to two of the main transformations in progress: the digital revolution and energy transition. VINCI Energies is a part of the VINCI Group that combines companies specialising in consultancy and engineering, development and implementation, maintenance and management of solutions and systems in the areas of: Smart Building Solutions, Industry Solutions, Energy Infrastructures and Information and Communications Technology. Actemium, Axians, Omexom, VINCI Facilities and Sotécnica are part of this group in Portugal, with a combined total of over 1,200 employees.
VINCI Energies in the world in 2018: revenue of 12.6 billion euros // 77,500 employees // 53 countries www.vinci-energies.com | www.theagilityeffect.com
For further information, please contact:
Rui S. de Oliveira
ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, SA
Tel (351) 218 413 500 (ext. 24849)
LIST OF SELECTED PROJECTS:
In the area of Access to Employment:
The “Opportunities – create your own job” project by the Menos Hub Association – Using the best tools adapted from the world of start-ups to support integration into the labour market and self-employment through the creation of a community of micro-entrepreneurs and partners, while at the same time facilitating the implementation of own companies.
The “Madhouse” [Manicómio] project by the P28 Association – Integration of people with mental illnesses into the artistic circuit through education and the creation of the MADHOUSE space, devoted to artists suffering from mental illnesses, with access to working materials, a gallery, mentors and scholarships. At the same time, they are integrated into a space where there is regular cooperation within creative industries.
The “comunicARTE – Communicating art in the community!” project by ACPDA – Porto Cultural Art Association (Porto) – Contributing to a reduction in early school leaving, involvement of the participants in artistic and cultural activities and the development of socioeconomic skills for employability and social inclusion.
The Free Works project by APAC Portugal – Association for the Protection and Support of Prisoners (Greater Lisbon – Caxias, Oeiras) – Reducing the rate of criminal recidivism, preparing inmates for integration into the labour market after their release.
The “Modular Training in Household and Community Services Techniques” project by the Social Emergency Association (Lisbon) – Training vulnerable women for jobs they can develop independently.
In the area of Inclusive Mobility:
The “Ties of proximity” project by the Support Centre of the Homeless (C.A.S.A. Albufeira) – Providing CASA with a mobile healthcare unit in order to remedy the weaknesses existing in terms of assistance for the homeless in Albufeira.
The “Evening Chats” project by the Life and Peace Community (Lisbon) – Intervention on the streets with the distribution of evening meals to the homeless, reaching over 100 places in Lisbon and Amadora.
In the area of Housing Integration:
The “Independent Residences in Castro Verde” project by the CERCICOA Association – Construction of two new independent housing facilities to deal with the waiting lists for residential support for the disabled or people who are not fully independent in Castro Verde.
The “Turn up Lisbon” project by the Just a Change Association (Lisbon) – Renovation of 10 homes through volunteer work and partnerships with suppliers of materials.
Project for Remodelling CAR housing at the Jacinto Ferreira Cabido Welfare Centre (São Miguel, Azores) – Improving some CAR facilities, in particular the first floor and ground floor bathrooms, as well as changing the existing kitchen, with adaptations for people with special needs.
In the area of Social intervention in priority neighbourhoods:
The “Social inclusion of young people from problem areas through sport” by the Metralhas Sports Club (São Miguel, Azores) – Providing a helping hand through sport (different types), with an emphasis on cycling, for young people in the 5th and 6th years of schooling, from problem areas, as a way of motivating, training and educating them.
The “Murtas Network – Children” project by the Campo Grande Social and Parish Centre (Lisbon) – Creation of spaces for training and personal development in order to provide a healthy, inclusive way for primary school children to spend their free time and building more positive interpersonal relations, which is fundamental for improving conditions in the neighbourhood and building an active citizenship and life project.
The “Generational harmony” project by the Santíssima Trindade da Tabua Social and Parish Centre (Madeira) – Bringing together children, young people, the elderly and the disabled through music and art, developing physical, psychological and cognitive improvements in the users, as well as closer ties to the community.
The “Cid”AND”dania” project by the Bola na Mão Centre, Friends of the AAAC (Greater Lisbon – Almada) – Making it possible for children and young people in care, from social housing and of illegal or clandestine origins to play a team sport (handball), as a means of social inclusion and providing them with team values.
Project: Great Makers by the Volunteer House (Madeira) – Stimulating practical learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (CTEAM), as a way of preparing young people for the challenges of the 21st century.