If you are a migrant, refugee or asylum seeker living in Lisbon and you would like to request any of our services or get involved in any of our regular activities, we would love to welcome you to the Lisbon Project community. Before requesting any services, you will need to be registered.
1. Request an appointment
Click on one of the below links to request an appointment in a language you speak:
2. Receive and confirm the appointment
3. Come to the appointment
Come on over to the Lisbon Project office in Alameda (Rua Carvalho Araujo 66-B, 1900-140, Lisboa) and meet with the Lisbon Project team member who speaks your language.
We value this opportunity to meet with you to hear the parts of your story which you feel comfortable to talk about and to share further information about the Lisbon Project community and what we can offer.
At the end of this appointment, we will submit any requests for services you would like to make. We will also ask you to sign an agreement to our key principles (respect, transparency and commitment) and to our data protection policy.
4. Get connected with the Lisbon Project community!
- You will receive regular Lisbon Project WhatsApp messages.
- You will receive monthly community newsletters via email.
- In many but not all cases, you will be allocated to a volunteer Beneficiary Facilitator who will become your main contact at the Lisbon Project, keeping in regular communication with you.
Frequently Asked Questions:
No, the Lisbon Project is a community-based, volunteer-run organisation. Although we can sometimes help ‘bridge the gap’ through
- Portuguese-speaking volunteers supporting in the navigation of a specific bureaucratic process OR
- a member of the legal team providing advice.
We cannot make residency applications on behalf of beneficiaries.
The Lisbon Project’s mission is rather to empower its community members to themselves take the steps required in the legalisation process.
No, the Lisbon Project is a community-based, volunteer-run organisation. We do aim to increase our members’ chances of finding employment through:
- job-matching through partners
- CV-editing and
- mentorship support.
We cannot give beneficiaries jobs directly.
The Lisbon Project’s mission is to empower its community members to gain employment for themselves.
If you have a facilitator allocated, you can always communicate your request for support via your facilitator and they will speak – on your behalf – to the relevant programme managers about what support the Lisbon Project can or cannot provide in relation to your request.
If you do not have a facilitator allocated, you can always contact the Lisbon Project via the main WhatsApp account (+351 961 740 421.) The member of staff holding the phone may not be able to respond as quickly as a facilitator but we usually respond to any contacts within one working day.