About Politize!

Our most important resource: people!
The mix of all of us, together with our
strategy: our organizational identity!

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Politize! is a civil society organization with the mission to form a generation of citizens that are conscious and committed to democracy. To accomplish this, we take political education to anyone, anywhere, always with respect for the plurality of ideas.

WE CREATE
CONTENT

Check out our contents and learn about politics in a didactic and plural way. We have more than 2,400 contents available on a wide range of topics, produced by a large network of volunteer writers.

WE TRANSFORM
SCHOOLS

Get to know Politize! Ambassadors Program, a journey that is shaping a generation of citizen leaders across Brazil who understand and solve public problems.

WE FORM
CIVIC LEADERS

Learn about our work to take civic education to public high schools through the development of curriculum, teaching material, teacher training and student training

ABOUT US

Brazil is the 4th largest democracy in the world (in population terms), with only a few more than three uninterrupted decades of democratic rule. In aspects such as the electoral system, party plurality, and civil liberties we have advanced a lot. However, when we look at aspects related to the informal side of democracy - such as culture and political participation - there are concerns:

● more than 80% of Brazilians are dissatisfied with democracy (Cambridge, 2020)
● 4% of Brazilians say that most people in the country can be trusted (Latinobarómetro, 2018)
● 23% of Brazilians eligible to vote did not appear at the polls in 2018 (TSE, 2020)

This is important because in times of turbulence, marked by crises and rapid change, democracies need citizens that are conscious and committed to it.

That’s why Politize! exists. In a global context of the democracy crisis, after big protests and demonstrations, in June 2013 we understood that politics had come to stay in the lives of millions of Brazilians and in the public debate. We decided to act, leveraging on this increase of interest to tackle what we consider one of the biggest political problems in Brazil: the lack of people's capacity to practice citizenship and low attachments to democratic values itself. So our mission is to train and engage a generation of citizens that are conscious and committed to democracy.

So far, 68 million users have accessed our online educational contents and 873 young leaders have been formed in the Ambassadors Program, in 231 different municipalities in 26 states and the Federal District. Together, those participants reached 72,989 people with workshops throughout Brazil. We also have cooperation agreements with four states (Roraima, Amazonas, Bahia, Sao Paulo) to offer our pedagogical solutions to their public high school systems. 517 partner teachers are already able to offer our elective courses since the beginning of 2021 in 25 schools.

Check out our institucional presentation (in english) here. If you are interested in supporting us or building a partnership, please contact us at contato@politize.com.br.

OUR TEAM

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Aline Nalon

Project Coordinator - Content Creation

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Amanda de Brito

Project Coordinator - Fundraising

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Arthur Serafin

Project Coordinator - Content Creation

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Carolina Diniz

Intern - Schools

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Danniel Figueiredo

Manager - Content Creation

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Erick Azevedo

Intern - Ambassadors Program

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Fernanda Deister

Project Coordinator - Fundraising

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Fernanda Menin

Project Coordinator - Schools

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Gabriel Marmentini

Executive Director

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Gabriela Espíndola

Administrative Assistant

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Gabriella Prado

Project Coordinator - Ambassadors Program

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Isis Soares

Graphic Designer

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Jessica Sbroglia

Project Coordinator - Ambassadors Program

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João L. Akihito Mitsuse

Project Coordinator - Content Creation

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João Vitor

Social Media

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Joelmir Cabral

Project Coordinator - Schools

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Kamila Silva

Manager - Schools

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Lahís Belizário

Project Coordinator - Schools

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Luíza Wosgrau

Design and Communication Projects Coordinator

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Marcio Carvalho

Project Coordinator - Ambassadors Program

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Marcus Gonçalves

Graphic Designer

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Mariana Fernandes

Communication Projects Coordinator

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Matheus Behnke

Intern - Ambassadors Program

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Mileni Francisco

Intern - Ambassadors Program

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Monalisa Ceolin

Project Coordinator - Content Creation

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Pablo Salomão

Project Coordinator - Ambassadors Program

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Paula Campioni

Project Coordinator - Schools

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Rafael Athayde

Assistant at the Citizenship Center

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Rodrigo Santos

Intern - Schools

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Thainy Bressan

Project Coordinator - Fundraising

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Thaís Brito

Intern - Content Production

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Thales Santos

Project Coordinator - Schools

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Valter Gomes

Coordinator at the Citizenship Center

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Vinicius Zunino

Manager - Ambassadors Program

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Wesley Siqueira

Project Coordinator - Content Creation

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Felipe

Felipe Oss-Emer

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Diogo Tesche

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Rodrigo Feldhaus

CONSULTING BOARD

Ricardo Mello

Ricardo Mello

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Diego Calegari

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Eduardo Deschamps

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Humberto Dantas

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Lúcia Dellagnelo

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Márcio Vasconcelos

IN THE MEDIA (click on the news to read in Portuguese)

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We need to take politics back into the public space

16.07.21

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The role of citizen education in fighting polarization

27.06.21

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Registration open for Ambassadors Politize!

23.03.21

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Political education program has open enrollment

23.03.21

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Political education and the promise of democracy

19.03.21

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Discover projects that seek to bring young political closer to politics in SC

07.09.20

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Free politics course transforms people in public leaders

21.02.20

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Politize platform! offers training for public leaders

21.02.20

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2020 election will test political renewal in city halls, says founder of Politize!

17.02.20

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Teacher training is about citizenship in the digital age

13.02.20

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Training for young people and new public leaders

09.12.19

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Confronting disinformation in municipal elections

14.11.19

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Project on the Article 5 of the Constitution

27.05.19

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5 apps for who want to improve the world

17.04.19

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Legislative School wins national award with Civic Hackathon project

09.11.18