«Semente, Associação de Cooperação para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável» (Semente,  Association for Cooperation for Sustainable Development) is a private and non-profit association based in Portugal and founded in 2019.

The purpose of the Semente (that means Seed) is the promotion, by itself or in collaboration with public or private entities, national or foreign, of human and environmental development in a paradigm of sustainability and also the management of national, European Union and co-financed programs.

Semente’s main purposes are the conception, execution and support of educational, social, cultural, environmental, heritage, civic and economic programs and projects, namely through actions in the Portuguese territory, in the European Union member countries and in developing countries. development pathways, especially those of the official Portuguese language, at the level of:

a. Development cooperation;

b. Humanitarian assistance;

c. Emergency aid;

d. Protection and promotion of human rights;

e. Protection and preservation of the environment, indigenous species and / or endangered species;

f. Promotion of education as an essential factor for the integral development of the Global Society;

g. Promotion of education as a factor in changing habits for sustainable development;

H. Promoting the development of a Europe of knowledge at all levels of education and training;

i. Contribution to the internationalization and excellence of education and training in the European Union by encouraging creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, and promoting equality, social cohesion and active citizenship;

j. Raising public awareness of current social and environmental issues.

In pursuit of secondary purposes, the Association may also act at the level of development, solidarity, support and protection in the context of: a. Childhood and youth; b. People with disabilities; c. Old age (elderly); d. Family; e. Community; f. Promotion of health, education, culture and sport.

All the purposes referred and the actions / activities / projects enabling them to be achieved, are framed in a logic of promotion and respect for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In pursuit of its purposes, the Association will tend to cooperate with other bodies (official and private), valuing synergies.