The Portuguese Semester is organised on the occasion of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union by a group of volunteers at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre with the objective to promote and disseminate Portuguese culture.

Upcoming Events

Latest News

  • 1 week 2 days ago
    Last Thursday (11th February) we skipped lunch to celebrate the International day of girls and women in science with top Portuguese female scientists, hear about their careers and projects and reflect on the disparities we still see.  Our conclusion: Women in Science, everyone WinS! We left…

  • 3 weeks 1 day ago
    Today, 4th of February is World Cancer Day. We mark it to raise attention across the globe and inspire action for a cancer-free future. It is a day that means much to many - all? - of us. Cancer has touched nearly everyone's lives. Raquel Carvalho knows it too well, because her job is to quantify…

  • 1 month ago
    On January 15, over 600 people got together online for the Opening Ceremony of the Portuguese Semester at the Joint Research Centre (JRC). In these challenging times, we were happy to see that turning the usual in-person event into an online one, allowed us to celebrate the start of the Portuguese…