Society

Here be dragons, by Porto Design Biennale 2021

The issues on the table are as simple as these: how to redesign a city that is inclusive that engages those who most need to feel included? The answer was provided by the project “Here be Dragons”, by the Zuloark + Colectivo Warehouse, who summoned a group of eleven people of the Association “Somos Nós” and of the “Associação dos Amigos das Deficiências Intelectuais e Desenvolvimentais (AADID), associations that work with people with intellectual disabilities, to rethink the city.

Project developed with Porto school community shortlisted by UNESCO

The programme targeted at school audiences “Wish you were here!”, established in the scope of the international project AtlaS.WH – World heritage in the Atlantic area: Sustainability of World heritage Sites, of which Porto is the head city and also includes the cities of Santiago de Compostela, Bordeaux, Florence and Edinburgh, was selected to be submitted to the 44th Session of the World Heritage Committee, which will take place in Fuzhou, China, on 16 July.

Local Government rose to the challenge of fighting the pandemic and forged a vital relationship with public health teams

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Public Health Institute of the University of Porto (ISPUP), representatives of the six districts of the Region of the Greater porto, which was held on 14 July, gathered at the Noble Hall of the Rectory of the U.Porto to debate the “Local Power and Public Health”. In addition to handling the pandemic, all local representatives were tuned in the same issue: the vigour of scientific knowledge when drafting public policies.

Rehabilitated Águas e Energia do Porto lab offers optimum conditions to handle water in Porto

The renovation of the laboratory of the Águas e Energia do Porto is now completed. The facilities are now equipped with state of the art technologies, and the capacity to assess the quality of the water has been enhanced, thus ensuring that tap water in Porto meets both quality and safety requirements.

Digital Days: the gateway to the digital talent made in U. Porto

The University of Porto continues to take its place at the top of the technological supply and the Digital Days initiative, by the Faculty of Engineering (FEUP) and the Faculty of Sciences (FCUP) of the University of Porto shows exactly that. The virtual fair happens from15 to 16 July with the goal of bringing together people and Portuguese and international companies on digital Talent.

Municipal Executive voted the call for proposals for Supervised Drug consumption Rooms in Porto

One year after the signing of the protocol and after contacts between the Health authorities, Porto City Hall and the Intervention Services on Addictive Behaviour and addictions, a health and management model was adopted by the Supervised Consumption in the Municipality of Porto. The implementation of this programme entails municipal investment in the amount of circa 650 thousand euros, whereas 270 thousand euros accrue to the managing entity for the period of one year, on a trial basis.

It’s time to summer at the Almeida Garrett Municipal Library

July is on already and, starting on 13 July, activities such as playing with Legos, toys and reading sessions and other treats for the youngest ones are back to the Almeida Garrett Municipal Library. Brace yourselves for the “Verão a Valer” activities, targeted at children aged between 18 months and 12 years old.

U.Porto offers a new graduate course in the area of Computer Engineering and Computing

The U. Porto will offer a new graduate course in the academic year 2021/22 in the area of Computer Engineering and Computing. This new graduate course is jointly organised by the Faculty of Engineering (FEUP) and by the Faculty of sciences (FCUP), and the course will be delivered at FEUP. The number of vacancies is 260 in 2021/22.

Get to know the pilgrimage routes of Santiago de Compostela following the Porto paths

The celebrations of the Xacobeo, the Holly Year for the Catholic tradition, are extended to Porto, this time with a thematic promotional video, devoted to the pilgrimage routes of Santiago de Compostela, named after the Apostle, that cross the city of Porto.

Espaço T and its true vocation for solidarity: pay them a visit

The Mercado do Vilar offers multiple brands this weekend of 10 and 11 July, between 10 am and 7 pm, with the purpose of raising funds to the institution's activities. This solidarity fair promotes social cohesion values, evermore relevant in such unprecedented times.