• 05/07/2021
      We said it when we started, our poet said it - ‘Dreams drive reality’!     January 15th, we presented our rich program to the world (yes, we even had followers from the moon during the opening ceremony!) and we dreamt of organising many get-togethers, events and… [Read]

  • 23/06/2021
    Per fare un albero ci vuole un fiore (Gianni Rodari) .. e amicizia e amore (PT semester!)  We are beyond excited to share with you that we just planted four cork oak trees in Ispra!   This is definitely one of our Semester highlights – it was great to work with our JRC… [Read]

  • 08/06/2021
    And here we have the results of the lake cleaning initiatives in lago Maggiore. Congratulations to all participants!!! We are very proud of all of you. Together we collected a total of 70.4Kg of litter including plastic (non differentiated and bottles), glass and other items (e.… [Read]

  • 08/06/2021
    From 25 April until 06 June, we launched the challenge of the PT Semester 2021 XC Running Race Geel. We proposed a track departing from the JRC Geel, heading to the magnificent Natuurrecreatiegebied Dekshoevevijver (a premium place for fishing and organising pic-nics) and back… [Read]

  • 07/06/2021
    We are entering in the final sprint of our semester. It is amazing how fast it went.  But with the good weather and the improvement of the pandemic situation the opportunities for open-air activities away from the computer have finally arrived!!!!  We continue our mission of… [Read]

  • 31/05/2021
    From 25 April until 25 May, we launched the challenge of the PT Semester 2021 XC Running Race. Participants could run anytime and how many times they wanted in the beautiful course between Ispra and Ranco, on the shore of lake Maggiore. Now it is time to meet the winners!   … [Read]

  • 21/05/2021
    Today the Portuguese community (but not only) celebrates children's day! What better way than to use stories to celebrate, at the same time that we teach to care for our planet. You can find some portuguese story telling (with italian and english introductions) here, but we… [Read]

  • 12/05/2021
    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… [Read]

  • 02/05/2021
    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… [Read]

  • 02/05/2021
    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… [Read]

  • 25/04/2021
    The dawn of the 25th April of 1974 in Portugal was also the dawn of a new life for the country and its people. We asked each other what the 25th of April meant to us. Here are our thoughts! Angela 1966 , 25th April bridge by Afonso Pereira with a red carnation by Rita Araujo … [Read]

  • 23/04/2021
    By Sofia Pereira Sá On World Book Day, we often celebrate the great names of Portuguese literature, such as Fernando Pessoa, Luís de Camões, or José Saramago (a Nobel Prize winner). But there are many more brilliant Portuguese storytellers. If you want to find out more about (… [Read]

  • 20/04/2021
    We are coming to you with a proposal to buy very special Portuguese Authentic Specialities from Torre de Moncorvo - Portugal. Find out more about this region in our 'Virtual Tour' dedicated to the Northeast of Portugal. The supplier of the products is also the owner of a famous… [Read]

  • 09/04/2021
    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… [Read]

  • 01/04/2021
    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… [Read]