“Three minutes away from a good voice presentation can mean six hours of work”

This is how Ana Isabel Ferreira, an expert in voice and communication techniques, spoke about the importance of training in vocal techniques on 22 May 2015, in the CNAI auditorium, Lisbon. The training session had 14 participants from both new and old centers from RadioActive101.  Ana Isabel Ferreira has extensive experience in media training and specialises in oral communications.

The training addressed technical aspects including: how to plan engaging communication, how to make more effective presentations, how to focus on body posture, as well as proposing exercises for relaxation and improving the quality of the voice, breathing, articulation and intonation.

There are plans to expand the training in both Lisbon and Porto and include sessions on radio and sound design.

Vocal Technical Training Lisbon May 2015

Emissão RA/Metas E5G/Rádio Manobras: 21 April 2015

Do not miss another issue of RadioActive101 METAS E5G Project in collaboration with Rádio Manobras!
“Young people and the 20th anniversary of ADILO”, broadcast live on April 18, 2015, http://pt.radioactive101.eu/no-ar and http://radiomanobras.pt/ouve/

To celebrate the anniversary of the Integrated Development Agency of Lordelo do Ouro (ADILO), this program included contributions from several people who are a major part of the institution’s history over the past 20 years.

On 21st April 2015 we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Lordelo do Ouro.  We heard from various institutions and of the need to develop a different social response to a community marked by great imbalances and vulnerabilities. Since 1995 it has focused its intervention in the creation and promotion of structures and social support services and the design and development of intervention projects in various areas.  These include employment and training, psychosocial support for children, youth, adults and families, promoting citizenship and preventing the use of psychoactive substances, etc.

Over the years their work has been fundamental to the implementation of active and innovative methodologies. Currently, ADILO is developing 4 projects (community center de Lordelo do Ouro, METAS E5G Project, RSI Protocol and CLDC) involving a significant amount of the population and local institutions.


Fund Raising Guide


Want to join in with the RadioActive goodness but worried about the running costs? Well the basic equipment is cheap but to help out we have created a fund raising guide with lots of ideas, hints and tips for ways to cover those minimal overheads.

Check it out here.

RadioActive101 on World Radio Day, Friday 13th Feb 2015


To mark this occasion our partners in Portugal were featured on the main national Radio Antena1 (the Portuguese equivalent of the BBC), on radio TSF and on RTP (the public national television channel) as part of World Radio Day.

In Germany there was a show with interviews from the deputy editor of the regional newspaper ‘Rheinzeitung’ on their RadioActive101 national hub. The deputy editor commented in the interview: “I am a bit of jealous, because you have the chance to dig right into your topics without all that daily business pressure”.  



In the UK at 2.00pm was a programme on Mental Health and Young People: Experiences and Perspectives. The show explores what different groups of young people in the UK think about mental health, discussing their experiences and giving their perspectives on perceived differences in help and support for mental health issues at school and college.

Mental Health and Young People


RadioActive101 awarded distinguished prize in Portugal

We are thrilled to report that RadioActive101 in Portugal has been awarded a very distinguished prize by the FCT, the National Funding Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation. The prize acknowledges the tremendous work by the project team in Portugal and the funding won will now support the expansion of the project in Portugal right through until the end of 2015.

RadioActive is a project financed between 2012 and 2104 by the European Commission through the Lifelong Learning Program aimed at the promotion of engagement, informal learning and employability of at risk and excluded people across Europe through internet radio and social media.

The project is led by the University of East London in the UK, with partners from Wales, Germany, Portugal, Malta and Romania. In Portugal, the project is implemented by CIMJ – Research Centre for Media and Journalism. The Portuguese team, coordinated by Maria José Brites, also includes Sílvio Correia Santos, Ana Jorge, Daniel Catalão, Catarina Navio and António Granado. This award will support the expansion of the project in Portugal in cooperation with the governmental program Escolhas (Choices) throughout 2015.

Our congratulations to the Portuguese team and to all of the European radio-activists who helped make this happen!