About us

The Coordinadora is an NGO which was founded in 1989 with the aim of bringing together social organisations that work with children and young people, particularly those in vulnerable situations. We are formed of 20 social organisations, with over 500 volunteers and almost 200 employees. We work regularly with 2000 children, and our projects reach another 7200 people intermittently.

With 30 years’ experience, the Coordinadora has developed an educational approach focussed on the individual (prominence, participation, equality) and encouraging their growth.

The Coordinadora, which was declared a Public Utility organisation in line with OM 22 March 2001, runs activities across six programs: children and youth, family, volunteering, European programs, training, and consultancy.

The Coordinadora is a well-established organisation within the community. It forms part of other networks such as FEVOCAM and The Third Sector Platform for Madrid, with which it exchanges questions and knowledge.

Mission

The Coordinadora promotes social changes and the development of rights which lead to the improvement in quality of life for infants, children and their families who live in vulnerable circumstances. Our contribution to this goal is our joint project, involving many social entities, with a shared action strategy which combines innovation, intervention, training and social research.

Vision

Our vision is of an inclusive society which respects the rights of children and young people, ensuring social equality as well as equal opportunities. The Coordinadora contributes to this by acting as a point of reference for social issues, with significant leverage and social support, determined to fulfil its role as an innovator.

Our Values:

  • Honesty
  • Pluralism
  • Participation/Active Citizenship/Volunteering
  • Partnership
  • Sustainability
  • Innovation
  • Quality and continual improvement

Transparent management

Transparency and accountability are of the utmost importance to the Coordinadora. Every year the budget and spending plan are presented to all our partners at the Annual General Meeting, as stated in Organisation Charter. In order to ensure public transparency, the annual report and accounts are submitted for external auditing.

The Coordinadora sees quality as a continuous process of improvement and a tool which brings added value to all our interested parties to gain their maximum satisfaction. All of our processes are certified in accordance with the ISO 9001 policy.

 

Equal Opportunities Policy

Our Equal Opportunities Policy at the Coordinadora was introduced in 2017. In accordance with the Gender Equality Act, the Coordinadora Infantil y Juvenil de Tiempo Libre de Vallecas declares its determination to promote genuine equality between men and women, tackling all obstacles.

Get Involved; Volunteering

The Coordinadora is a social organisation supported by volunteers. We run a whole range of programs with the aim of promoting volunteering, focussed on awareness, training, and the importance of volunteers in our social projects.

Opportunities include:

  • Free time & leisure activities
  • Learning support
  • Family support
  • Any skill you can offer; e.g. IT, PR, Social Media

All we ask is that you are honest, have critical and reflective abilities, and are able to commit yourself for a certain period of time.

European Programs

Program History

In 1997 the Coordinadora launched its first European project. Since then we have run more than 40 projects relating to education (both adults and young people) and youth. This experience has given us a great understanding of how European programs work in terms of the methodology, building partnerships, and financial management.

The European programs are a great opportunity for different European societies to meet, providing the opportunity for our young people to experience different ways of life.

Coordinadora works with various different public and private organisations in the development of European projects. If you would like more information about this, please do get in touch.

Here is a short list of the projects we have run:

European Training and Promotion Services

The Directorate General of European Affairs has established an advice and support service for associations and foundations who work in European programs.

Who can participate?

  • Organisations that are just starting out and want to know which projects would suit them best.
  • Organisations that know which projects they would like to run but are not sure how to get started.
  • Organisations which already have programs up and running and need support (finances, reports…).

Consultancy Services

The idea of consultancy is to add value to all kinds of organisations and improve the experience of the client/individual to whom they provide services.

The Coordinadora has considerable experience in this field, with well-established methodology, rapid processing, staff ready and waiting to train new people, and a whole network of information and advice.

  • Consultancy on European Programs
  • Qualified Training
  • Quality Systems Implementation (ISO, EFQM)