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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  • 2 days 16 hours ago
    Join the team of lake cleaners! The best prize is a better environment but you can win others.    WHEN: Now until the 6th of June. WHERE: In your nearest lake, river, ocean shore, around Ispra, Italy HOW: Grab a pair of gloves and a plastic bag and collect away! Sort and weigh the litter by…

  • 1 week 5 days ago
    April showers bring May flowers and new activities to the Portuguese Semester. We continue our mission of bringing Portugal closer to you by sharing Portuguese cinema, photographers, food recipes and even our language and our best-kept secret spots. Can you believe we are already in the fifth…

  • 1 week 5 days ago
    Spoken by over 250 million people in the world, the Portuguese language can open doors and create opportunities for social development and knowledge sharing. Designed to enhance the aspirations of Portuguese-speaking students across the world, Cartas com Ciência - that celebrates 1 year today - is…