Politics

Porto City Hall strengthens support to Bolhão traders

The Municipal Executive has approved to budget the amounts destined to support traders of the Bolhão Market to address the extended deadline of the rehabilitation works of the ancient market of Bolhão, due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

Municipal Executive assembles today via video conference

This is the first time that this has happened and it will be so in the coming future. The Municipal Executive assembles this morning via videoconference, to take decisions regarding city life and also to debate the crisis situation, caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Carolling at Porto City Hall by JazzSquad

In line with the festive season, and according to tradition this time of year, students from Porto pay a visit to Porto City Hall and the Municipal Executive to wish them a great New Year.

Porto City Hall wishes everyone Happy Holidays!

Season's greetings to everyone!

Did you know that Porto has a Municipal Ombudsman as of June 2018?

Porto has a Municipal Ombudsman as of 26 June 2018. This is the first time that the city of Porto has a Public Official to deal with matters of fairness and transparency in the city. Ombudsmen are independent, impartial and provide a free service. Their job is to investigate complaints that haven't been solved by the organisation complained against, making someone suffer as a result. The office is neutral and looks at the complaint from all sides.

The President of Angola visits Porto on 23 November

The President of the Republic of Angola, João Lourenço, will be in Porto on 23 November, to attend a meeting of government officials at Palácio da Bolsa and also a business seminar between members of government and entrepreneurs both from Angola and from Portugal at the Customs Building.

Porto welcomes The Kings of The Belgians on 24 October

The Kings of The Belgians, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde will visit Porto, in the context of the State Visit of the monarchs to Portugal. Their Majesties will be welcomed by the Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira, at 10.35 am, in the Town Hall.

The city of Porto establishes the institution of the Ombudsman for the first time

The Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira and the Municipal Executive have decided to establish, for the first time in the city of Porto, the role of the Ombudsman, in order to act as "a tool for citizen participation".

Porto City Hall acts in the field of Mental Health in the workplace

Porto City Hall provides its staff with training regarding mental health in the workplace. The specific training, themed "Ouvir o que não é dito, Primeiros Socorros em Saúde Mental" [Make the unspoken heard, First Aid in Mental Health - free translation], started today and it will last the entire week, in a total of 18 hours. This initiative is jointly organised with Time to Change Campaign and Mental Health First Aid England.

Victim Support Centre in Porto takes stock of five years of service

The Information Office and Victim Support Centre in Porto (GAIV) was established five years ago. During this time, 6.577 people have benefited from this project. The most usual crime is domestic violence and the victims are predominantly women, between the ages of 30 and 40. A packed Almeida Garrett Municipal Library auditorium debated Domestic Abuse and Gender Equality with the Porto Metropolitan Command of the Police Force, Porto City Hall and over 70 institutions involved in this project,...