Associação para a Educação e Valorização da Região de Aveiro
AEVA was founded in 1998 as a non-profit organisation to meet the needs of local businesses in tackling skills mismatch by bringing education and the working world closer together. In this scope, AEVA is an umbrella association of competences with 13 brands, including the largest private VET school in Portugal, EPA (www.epa.edu.pt), targeting youngsters most of them with fewer opportunities, migrant background and dropout history. AEVA-EPA received the Intercultural School Seal by the Ministry of Education and Science Education and the High Commission for Migration. The association also provides adult education paths and promotes local and European Volunteering Service for all citizens.