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Supporting mental health in schools in Porto

“Quanto mais cedo melhor” [“The sooner the Better”, free translation] and “Levar a saúde mental onde ela não chega” [“Take mental health to where it has no reach”, free translation] are two programmes to promote children’s mental health. The goal is to establish early intervention mechanisms in the school context.

Photography books on Porto are granted the Graphis Design Awards

The editions “Livro Moldura Porto.” and “Catálogo de Fotografias Porto.”, both with graphic design by the Studio Eduardo Aires, have been granted the “Gold” award at the Graphis international prizes, in New York.

Bright summer special in Serralves

The dream of an “ambitious visual and sensory experiment that transports the visitor to different perceptions between the real and the imaginary” is a dream come true with the 24 installations that illuminate the three kilometres in Serralves. This is the “Serralves em Luz” project to refresh and recharge body and soul, starting on 29 July and going until 17 October.

ClimateLaunchpad: Three Portuguese projects in the European final

The ClimateLaunchpad awarded winners will have the possibility to represent Portugal at the European final, scheduled for September 2021, and will also have access to a 4 month free incubation period at the UPTEC, to one thousand euros in engineering training with the Engineer Association of the Northern Region, as well as one thousand euros by Grosvenor Investments for training and capacity building in such areas as marketing, sustainability and impact. Winners will also be able to visit the So

Eight new projects are allocated grants under the Shuttle programme

Porto City Hall approved, on 26 July, during the Executive Meeting, the allocation of another eight grants, in the scope of the 2021 Shuttle municipal programme. The outline goal is to promote Porto’s artistic scene at international level, namely projects by artists and cultural agents based in the city of Porto, who are granted stipends between 1500 and 7500 euros.

Critical Techworks is developing BMW’s innovative technology for reducing emissions

A hybrid car that upon entering low or zero emissions areas automatically runs as an electric vehicle: this type of technology is called BMW eDriveZones and was developed by Critical Techworks, a joint venture by BMW and Portuguese company Critical Software. This technology reaches Porto, Braga and Lisbon in July.

Win! Customers get gifts from Porto local traders to enliven summer days

Porto City Hall did it again! Like in previous years, the Municipality is promoting a campaign that engages customers and local businesses in Porto; that means that any customer who buys in a local store is gifted a sweet summer treat to help celebrate summer days. The Municipality will provide wrapping paper, stickers and sticky tapes and fans to the traders that adhere to this initiative.

Eco art finds its way through Ai Weiwei’s installation at the Serralves Park

The exhibition themed 'Intertwine', by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei features was specifically conceived to be on display at the Serralves Park and at the Museum‘s central room. It raises awareness on the dangers of extinction and will be on show from 23 July 2021 to 9 July 2022.

2.13 million euros to support the return of traders to the Bolhão Market

The Municipal Executive unanimously aproved a proposal to support the return of traders to the ancient and now fully renovated Bolhão Market. The amount of 2.13 million euros has been approved for adaptation works and rearrangement of business spaces.

Municipality of Porto ensures more than 150 meals a day to students during school break

Summer vacations and the respective school break can bring some constraints for those who do not have the much needed family background or that are in need of keeping meal services even during the academic pause for vacations. Thus, students can still have access to meals – lunches and snacks – under the initiative “Escola Solidária” (Solidarity School”, free translation], by the Municipality of Porto, which ensures in-person or take-away services.