Escola Profissional de Cortegaça [EprofCor]

Address: Rua da Escola, s/ número, 3885-243 Cortegaça, Portugal
Phone: +351 256 750 930

EprofCor aims to develop learning, investigation and formation to contribute to the development of the citizens through an adequate preparation to active professional life; promote the approach between schools and enterprises; analyse regional necessities in terms of learning; promote learning opportunities and cooperate with the national and foreign institutions in the development of VET. Progressively, the professional qualification provided by the institution became an important means to face the competitive market, which is demanding more qualified human resources. This institution provides the answer to this new need, enabling students to obtain a better qualification more oriented to the world of work. EprofCor said „Yes“ to the ScoopConSS project since the school believes in the cooperative potential of the project’s ideas, and the continuous colaboration of the participating teachers and students in the project is something really valuable for the school, since the latter seeks for new perspectives in the context of sustainable resources.


Our main goal is to drastically contribute to the reduction of the ecological footprint in the celebration of Carnival and other thematic parties, since, in addition to confetti, we also witness many materials (often that are not biodegradable) being thrown on the pavements of our city, causing a huge amount of dirt and disrespect for the great environment, while reducing waste and, by reaching out to various associations participating and organizing the great Carnival party, contribute to a drastic reduction of pollution in the city on the days of the party. All of our products are biodegradable, or may be upcycled at the end of their lifespan.

Our target group are organisations and associations linked to the competition and organisation of the Carnaval de Ovar, in the first place, and various companies linked to all activities involving the organisation of thematic parties.

OvarEnergy intends to work directly with the country’s carnival industry, mainly with carnival associations and samba schools, seeking to produce props and materials to be used in parades, props and costumes of these groups through recycling and reuse of wasted materials, ultimately preserving the environment in several ways.

The main objectives are to preserve the environment and contribute to saving resources in the regions of the entities that may work with us, offering viable, environmentally friendly and long-lasting alternatives, saving the environment in various ways (animals whose feathers are used to make costumes, huge quantities of plastic that then go to waste, etc.).

Our target audience will be mainly members of Carnival schools and associations linked to this event, but we may also reach other entities that organise festivities of this type or seek to create disguises/corsos (theatre groups, thematic party organisations, etc.).

Our company aims to take materials found in the rubbish and transform them into playful materials associated with beach related activities (from beach football and tennis balls, to rackets, buckets, shovels, etc.), in order to help preserve the environment in two distinct ways: i) avoiding waste by finding materials that serve our purpose in the rubbish and ii) trying to produce reusable materials, built without the use of plastic, that can last a long time, and that are recyclable.

Our target audience is mostly green consumers. A green consumer is someone who is aware of his or her obligation to protect the environment by selectively purchasing green products or services. He/she tries to maintain a healthy and safe lifestyle without endangering the sustainability of the planet and the future of mankind. In our particular case, we add the characteristic that, in addition to being a green consumer, they like going to the beach and practicing sports and recreational activities during the time they spend there.

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