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Thousands of families save over 300 euros a year because of the free Andante for 13 to 18 years old

The extension of the free of charge “Andante 13-18” intermodal transport ticket in Porto benefitted, last year, 4700 young people. The subscription renewal, which combines the non-chargeable principle to the benefits of the Porto. card, is ongoing until 31 August.

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.

Taxis make circa two hundred runs every day to Covid-19 vaccination sites in Porto

The Municipality of Porto and the Taxi operators in the city have signed a cooperation agreement to transport people to and from vaccination centres, namely the Health Centres in the Western and Eastern part of the city. The service is available as of 9 March and it enables to travel to vaccination sites by taxi ride at two euros per one-way trip, and round-trips at 4 euros. This measure had already been announced by Mayor Rui Moreira on 22nd February, during the Municipal Executive meeting.

Nothing compares to this perfect summer weekend escape with Ágora

There are several activities to suit your liking and choice, such as Pilates, Yoga, tai chi, De Rose Method and Walks in Porto’s lovely green spaces. Apply until Friday to you chosen activity.

UPTEC’s startup is part of the project to protect Europe’s defence communications

The U. Porto Spin-off and startup incubated at UPTEC- Science and Technology Park of Porto Adyta will collaborate in the development of quantum communications networks to strengthen Europe’s defence communications autonomy. This project termed DISCRETION will be developed for 42 months and has a budget of more than 6.7 million euros.

It’s time to look up…

As we ease to our normal (almost, at least!) lives and outings, take time to stroll through the streets of Porto, especially the most renowned Rua de Santa Catarina and gaze at the sky, literally!

Group Mercadona adds new investment in Porto and creates another 60 jobs

This is the third opening of a Mercadona supermarket in Porto and it is located in Lordelo do Ouro. This Spanish supermarket chain not only brings investment job creation, shares environmental concerns and acts on behalf of solidarity values.

Former Centre to Support Business Creation is to house the Teatro Experimental do Porto

The oldest Theatre Company in the country finally settles in a former Centre to Support Business Creation, the CACE in Freixo, in the eastern part of the city of Porto. This is also the place where future cultural achievements will thrive. The space is organised in work rooms, rehearsal rooms and even an auditorium, making it the perfect spot to archive the vast acquis by Teatro Experimental do Porto (TEP).

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.