Center of Digital Inclusion

Social and Digital Innovation and Inclusion NGO

CDI arrived in Portugal in May 2013 with the aim of further transforming lives through technology. We believe in the benefits that technology can bring to people as a means and not an end.

Our goal is to address social and digital inclusion and innovation. Our projects promote digital literacy, the exercise of citizenship so that citizens use technologies to solve problems and challenges in their community and in the world.

Apps for Good

A technological education program that challenges students and teachers to develop applications for smartphones or tablets, displaying the potential of technology in the transformation of the world and their communities.

Registration for the 10th Edition in Portugal is now open.

The Digital Citizenship Center (CCD) is the outcome of a new concept of smart cities in which technologies are used to improve the neighbourhoods. BUT it is the citizens themselves who make use of them. It’s a collaborative space for providing digital tools that allow a participatory democracy and an intelligent and human city. It’s a collaborative space that tries to develop a relationship between the commune | municipality and the citizens, listening and understanding their priorities.

CDI Portugal started the CCD in Marvila (2015-16), then in São Domingos de Benfica (2016-17) and is currently in Valongo. . Since April 2020, the 3rd Edition of the Valongo Digital Citizenship Center has officially integrated the Switch to Innovation project – outcome of the application carried out to Portugal Social Innovation by CDI Portugal and the City Council of Valongo.

It’s very rewarding to have access to this type of training that allows us to enhance our involvement as citizens and our knowledge at various levels. Trainee from the CDI Community project.

Graduating from the project CDI Community

The important thing would be to follow up on what started this year, to follow up on the knowledge that has been acquired. Trainee from the CDI Community project.

Forming CDI Community

CDI Community

CDI’s best-known and traditional line of intervention at a global level. A social project in which young people, seniors or adults work together to design, plan and implement a project to solve a community problem.

Latest News

Final Event of the 8th edition of Apps for Good Portugal

We have reached the end of the 8th edition of Apps for Good Portugal! It...

Switch to Innovation is one of the 5 Finalists for the Good Participation Practices Award!

The Switch to Innovation initiative is one of the five finalists for the Good Practice...

2nd Edition Switch to Innovation Summit

It was three interactive days – 29th, 30th June and 1st July – and in...

OPEN DAY – CDI Academy with SAP

In partnership with SAP – the market leader in management software for companies – CDI...

9 Years CDI Portugal

In a journey of 9 years on the paths of Social and Digital Inclusion and...

SAP Academy in Valongo

In partnership with SAP – market leader in business management software – CDI Portugal will...

EcoClass from Vila Verde High School is the PÚBLICO’s favourite of Apps for Good UK!!!!!

EcoClass from Vila Verde Secondary School is the Public’s winner in Apps for Good UK!!!!!...

1st Edition Switch to Innovation Summit – Social Innovation with Technology

On 17 and 18 June the Vallis Longus Cultural Forum in Valongo received the 1st...

1 July at 5.30pm – Want to learn about Kotlin and the future in Mobile?

July 1 at 5:30pm PART ONLINE in this disruptive session if you want to learn...

CDI Portugal - Awards