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João Dias

Country: Portugal

Position: President

Working languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish

Field of expertise: Network development, Capacity building and Youth participation

Email: joao.dias(AT)



Youth worker and pharmacist. João Dias is President of Youth for Exchange and Understanding (YEU) and member of MOJU – Associação Movimento Juvenil em Olhão (YEU Member Organisation in Portugal). He has been involved in youth work and YEU from 2007 promoting active youth participation at local and international level, coordinating several youth projects, mainly as facilitator and organizer. The network development and recognition of YEU International within the EU institutions and partners are the main goals for his 2019-2020 mandate. Passionate about sports, driving, gastronomy and discovering a new world.

In YEU, Joao is in charge of the YEU Priority and Working Group on Strong Youth Organisations as well as the Financial Advisory Group.


YEU has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727066