Society

Arco Maior is a “second chance school” for children and young people

Arco Maior is an institution that promotes the professional training of young people signalled by the CPCJ (Commission for the Protection of Children and Young People), so that they conclude their 6th, 9th and 12th school levels.

Drive-thru in Queimódromo is now operational to fast-track vaccination process

Although it started slow, it is consistent with its mission: to inoculate as many people as possible per day. The estimated number of shots per day is two thousand.

Municipal Executive votes the call for proposals that will set up Supervised Drug consumption Rooms in Porto

The Municipal Executive will consider the opening of the calls to the supervised drug consumption rooms, during the next Executive meeting on 12 July, to give way to the setting up of a removable supervised consumption space.

Municipal Historical Archive Reading rooms lock up between 8 and 12 July

The Municipal Historical Archive of Porto Reading Rooms lock up between 8 and 12 July, owing to rehabilitation works at Casa do Infante. Normal operations return on 13 July.

Sister cities Bangkok and Porto share best practices on how to fight the global pandemic

Bangkok’s International Affairs Office has carried out a project to promote multicultural society with Bangkok's Sister/Cooperation Cities through exchanging public relations videos. As sister cities, Porto and Bangkok came together to enhance the benefits of global network as regards the best practices on how to fight Covid-19 and prepare for the post-pandemic scenario.

Porto is ranked at the top of the international certification on life quality

Porto was, once again, acknowledged by the World Council on City Data, with the Platinum level, as regards the ISO 37120 Sustainable cities and communities - Indicators for city services and quality of life.

One in every four Portuguese scientific papers is made in U.Porto

Between 2015 and 2019, the University of Porto was in charge or participated in 23. 8% of all scientific papers of Portuguese scientific institutions. This conclusion is based on the results provided by the Web of Science – WoS (SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI e A&HCI), a database that is at the heart of the Web of Science platform and provides access to thousands of bibliographic references on high level of editorial rigor journals, in several areas.

150 wine producers highlight the Essence of Wine in the gardens of the Palácio de Cristal

The Wine Essence even is running in the Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal, in Porto. It inaugurated yesterday and will be offering participants wines from 150 national and international producers, as well as a wide-range of activities, including guided tastings by oenologists, by producers and the wine tasters by the Revista de Vinhos magazine. There are strict health measures in place, issued by the DGS.

Residents of the neighbourhood of Tapada organise visit to help identify rehabilitation solutions

The Residents Association of The Bairro da Tapada has invited the Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira to visit the neighbourhood, in the Fontainhas area. The visit took place this week, and councillor for Housing, Social Cohesion and Education, Fernando Paulo, and the administrators of Domus Social, Filipa Melo and João Sendim, also joined the visit and shared a “grilled Sardine” meal of São Pedro, offered by the Resident’s Association.

Capture the spirit of architecture with Open House Porto on 3 and 4 July

Open House Porto is back on 3 and 4 July to showcase the grandeur of the architectural heritage of four cities - Porto, Matosinhos, Vila Nova de Gaia and Maia, which enters the event for the first time. The event is organised by the Casa da Arquitectura (CA) - Centro Português de Arquitectura, jointly with the municipalities of the Porto Atlantic Front, to promote 20 years of architecture and built heritage.