Social transformation through technology, how?

CDI’s best-known and traditional line of intervention at a global level. Youngster/seniors/adults identify a problem in their society/community and use digital tools for the design, planning and implementation of the social project to solve that same problem.


CDI Communities
Impacted People


CDI Community HIT (2017):

Project under the BipZip program, with the collaboration of various entities, such as the Aga Khan Foundation and Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, where PIEF (Integrated Program for Education and Training) students from Olaias have created a bullying awareness song entitled “Estamos Juntos” (We Are Together).

Estado Puro (2017):

Young adult female prisoners In the Prison Facility of Tires have created a personal guide to present themselves in a more creative way to the work available within the facility. This will allow them to be selected according to their characteristics and skills.

CDI Alcabideche (2015):

Young people from Academia de Champs have developed a video to raise awareness for the positive change that has occurred in their lives thanks to tennis. This video has been shown to the Mayor of Alcabideche in order to provide free access to the tennis court.

CDI Musgueira II (2015):

The second group of young people from the Social Center of Musgueira developed an awareness-raising poster and video calling for the population to change their attitude towards waste in the community.

Amadia (2015):

Young people from Almada’s project, with the help of the Ministry of Justice, have created a online store selling materials made by prisoners.

CDI Santa Maria da Feira with the Portuguese Youth Foundation and the City Council of Santa Maria da Feira (2014):

Young people have created a digital television channel in order to raise the awareness of the community about the various problems in it.

CDI Laranjeiro (2014):

Young people from Programa Escolhas made a proposal to the Almada Municipal Council to build a playground in Laranjeiro, since they believed that the lack of outside activities leads young people to a greater probability of practicing deviant behavior.

CDI Cacém (2014):

Young people from Programa Escolhas, together with professional graffiti artists, have painted a mural to raise awareness for the difference between vandalism and urban art.

CDI Musgueira (2014):

Young people from the Social Center of Musgueira, in Alto Lumiar, have campaigned to raise awareness about school drop-outs.

CDI Apps for Good (2014):

The Agrupamento de Escolas Ordem de Sant`Iago – Escola da Bela Vista developed a project in their IT club, creating an app for a better organization of learning.

CDI Bela Vista with the Setúbal Municipal Council (2014):

Young people from the Bela Vista neighborhood, in Setúbal, have created an online newspaper with positive news and curiosities about their community in order to fight the distorted image that outsiders have of the neighborhood.

CDI Almada (2013):

Young people from AMI’s Centro Porta Amiga created a website to show the community an agenda of events in the neighborhood, history, etc.

CDI Vale de Cambra (2013):

Young people from Centro De Acolhimento da Cruz Vermelha, in Vale de Cambra, have created a micro-merchandising and clothing company with an online store, to address the lack of professional opportunities for young people.