Interview with Nuno Antonio!
In April, YEU Office in Faro welcomed its new employee, Nuno António! Well, let’s get to know him a little bit more!
“My name is Nuno António, I'm 29 years old and I am from Olhão, in the Algarve, south of Portugal. I have always lived in Olhão and I love my city very much. My basic training is in the area of education, I am a teacher of science and I have always liked to work with young people, that´s why I started to be in youth work”
Nuno, could you tell us a bit about your new job? What are you going to be in charge for?
I am a project officer in YEU Office in Faro. So far my tasks are to give administrative support to the office in Brussels with regard to the responsibilities of the organization in Portugal. In this first phase I have been trying to understand the functioning of the organization and what are the needs of the office in Faro so I try to contribute to the organization. I also give support in the implementation of some projects in Portugal.
Have you been involved in youth work before?
Well, I have been involved in youth work for some time. As a teacher I´ve always worked with young people, and that´s really my passion. In 2007 I started participating in some projects as a volunteer in MOJU - Associação Movimento Juvenil em Olhão which is YEU observer member. Then I took part as a member of the Governing Board and at the present I am the President of MOJU, always on a voluntary basis. We are doing some real work at local level, in our community, and I really believe that young people are the key for a better future.
Have you ever participated in any YEU event?
I know YEU and it´s good work for some time. YEU have been a very important reference in MOJU work and for this I´m very happy for being part of YEU. Last year I participated in YEU General Assembly in Mollina, Spain. It was very enriching to see all the member organizations involved and compromised in giving the answers for the future challanges.
And last question for you, Nuno - what do you expect from this job?
Regarding this new job I expect to learn a lot, to get in touch with different reallities and most of all to put myself in challenge. I believe that a huge network like YEU opens new possibilities and so I expect to develop new skills, professionally and personally.
Thank you very much and we wish you an unforgettable experience!
YEU Newsmail Journalist