Portugal

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Portugal - Country Profile on the European Semester and COVID-19 crisis

There are no proposed or implemented measures related to the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Numerous families have had to face a severe reduction in their income. During the schools lockdown…

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Members

  • Sergio Araújo

    Individual

    Sergio Araújo is a teacher at the Psychology department of the Escola Superior de Educaçao do Instituto Politecnico do Porto (Superior School of Education from the Porto Polithecnic Institute) and coordinates an anti-poverty programme in Gaia.

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  • Marta Santos Pais

    Honorary Member

    Marta Santos Pais was appointed as Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children (SRSG) on May 1st 2009 and took up her position on September 1st, 2009. As a high level global independent advocate, Marta Santos Pais promotes the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against children in all settings  including online and offline, the justice setting, in the home, in institutional care, in schools, in the workplace and in the community. She acts as a bridge builder in all regions and across sectors and settings where violence against children may occur.

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  • Instituto de Apoio à  Criança

    National organisation - advocacy/campaign

    The Department “SOS Criança” of the Instituto de Apoio à Criança aims at giving voice to children, youth and families for promoting and defending their rights. Its objectives are to promote and defend the rights of the child and the social integration of child and family, as well to sensitize community structures and society in general to the problem of children and youth. The Department “SOS Criança” ensures children and youth the right to speak and protection from risk and/or mistreatment when deprived of affection, isolated, abandoned, threatened with physical assault, neglected or forced to work prematurely.

     

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  • Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso Foundation

    National organisation - service provider

    Since 1951 the Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso Foundation (FNSBS)’s mission has been to promote health and human development. FNSBS provides special care to child and maternal health, ensuring a service of excellence regardless of the patients’ socio-economic status. Their approach includes regular health screenings enabling early detection and diagnosis of abnormalities as well as the monitoring and treatment of most cases of identified diseases. It also includes health education activities. FNSBS aims to invest in childhood and adolescence as a way of constructing a healthier and more sustainable society.

     

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  • Odete Severino

    Individual

    Odete Severino Soares is a Senior Social Policy Adviser in the Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security in Portugal, and an expert human and children rights. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in Law in Nova School of Law in Lisbon, and co-responsible for the preparation of the 1st Master in Advanced Studies in Children’s Rights beginning in 2021 with Nova Law School.

    She has extensive experience and knowledge regarding children’s rights from her work as Director of Department of the International Relations and Cooperation in the Council of Europe, United Nations and European Union.

    Currently, she has a public and independent contribution in the Portuguese written press that constitutes an important input in supplying information and increase public investment on children’s rights in Portugal.

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  • Plataforma P.A.J.E

    National organisation - advocacy/campaign

    PAJE (Plataforma de Apoio a Jovens Ex-Acolhidos) is the only association which supports care leavers in Portugal. Although the organisation was established only in 2016, they have already helped 206 care-leavers, and intervened with over 100 residential care professionals, promoting good practices and giving them tools to better prepare fostered children for leaving care. Besides providing first-hand support to care leavers, PAJE is also well-known of its importance and capacity of networking and lobbying with decision makers in matters which concern them.

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Resources

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29 July 2021

Early Childhood Development in Portugal - Country Profile

Portugal has made little progress over the past years in delivering early childhood development (ECD) policies and supporting families with young children. Specifically, there is no national law or act…
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Portugal: Promoting inclusion in preschool education

A peer learning activity organised in Lisbon last week aimed to exchange experience on how to promote inclusion in preschool education. This first Peer Learning Activity (PLA) of the ET2020…

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Reflecting on Child Participation in public decision making

Portuguese Government eager to take children’s participation forward On 2 July Mieke Schuurman (Eurochild) gave a keynote presentation on “the participation of children in public-decision making – a review of…

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Childhood interventions: impacts on health, schooling, and socioeconomic outcomes

Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso Foundation, Eurochild member, has recently published an ebook on the returns of the childhood interventions throughout the life. The first years of life are crucial…

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New legal framework aims to boost foster care development in Portugal

The key recommendations and discussions from the 4th International Congress on Childhood and Adolescence in Lisbon, Portugal On 23-25 January 2020, the 4th edition of the International Congress on Childhood…

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Eurochild welcomes Odete Severino as a new candidate member

Odete will have to be endorsed at the next General AssemblyOdete Severino Soares is a Senior Social Policy Adviser in the Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security in Portugal,…

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Portugal and Norway team up on improving child participation

The Portuguese National Commission for Child Protection collaborated with the City of Oslo to publish a thematic glossary on child participation in vulnerable contexts and an inspiring guide of good…

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Foster care system in Portugal: challenges and improvements

Portuguese organisations share how they are working on improving the foster care system in their country during a webinar on the progress in deinstitutionalisation of children in Europe. In 2019…