IDEIAS DO LEVANTE - a brief story about us
Inspired by the disquiet of the wind after which it is named, the Cultural Association Ideias do Levante was born in April 27th, 1995. In its origin were a group of youths who, bewitched by the South-east (Levante) wind and by the strength of their ideas, desired to foment culture in the town of Lagoa.
From its incipience, the association intends to focus on identifying, creating, promoting and advertising cultural activity, to promote education in the same area, to debate ideas and to culturally promote Lagoa and the region of Algarve.
Many are the activities developed by the association throughout the years devising the creation of a public and the multiplication of participants. Among these cultural activities, the regular courses and the actions of formation and pedagogy in various cultural branches stand out, and also the association cells.
Parallel to its cultural activities, the association has developed, alone or in partnerships, various projects concerning the topic of new information technologies in the service of culture and association building.
Ideias do Levante is considered by many one of Portugal’s cultural associations with the greatest degree of technological implementation and projection on the Internet. The association is online since 1997.
It is thanks to much work, will, faith, support, and capacity to dream, that Ideias do Levante has been able to fulfill its projects throughout the years, and to be today the target of rising recognition in the cultural and associative milieu. There are many entities who support and value the work developed by the association, among which the Câmara de Lagoa, Freguesia de Lagoa, Fatamorgana, the local and regional communication and many others who directly or indirectly are betting on our success. The association’s initial bets are still valid, and we intend to keep on disquieting with our Levante wind ideas.