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.

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  • 3 days ago
    Portuguese roosters left their hometown in Barcelos and are now looking for a new home close to Lake Maggiore in Italy. It seems some of them don’t mind moving also to other JRC sites. The Portuguese rooster known as the ´Galo de Barcelos´ is one of the most recognisable and famous Portuguese…

  • 1 week 4 days ago
    Spring has finally sprung and Easter is on the way. As you all know, we love celebrating the warmer days, the food and the wine.    So, it’s time to ditch the coat and join us in the activities we have for you this month. From discovering a very special date for us in April to participate in a…

  • 2 weeks ago
    "Hidro was hit by luck. Water is all around him and seems to have no end. But his joy is interrupted by warning signs. After all, water is limited and scarce. Is it too late? Will the H2O family be able to change their behaviours and manage this resource efficiently by applying the 5 R’s of water (…