What do we have in store in May?


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 month of the EU Portuguese Presidency? We don't... time flies!

Here’s what we have in store this month:

4, 11, 29 May | Cinemando: “The sea is the Earth” short films
Watch with us the series of short films produced by students of the School of Arts and Design and engage in lively discussions with the short film makers!

5 May | Portuguese Language: Master the basics
What words do you know in Portuguese? On World Portuguese Language Day, we launch a special episode of Portuguese with Leo to tell you all about the basics of Portuguese.

9, 30 May | Lake Cleaning
We care about the environment and we want to take action where we can involve our families. We are organising several cleaning days. We have already some partners but together we reach better results. Are you willing to join us?

21 May | World Day for cultural diversity for dialogue and development
Join this webinar for a discussion on the current state of cultural diversity and inclusion of scientists from the Global South in Europe and the cooperation models in science.

24 May | International Day for Biological Diversity
Learn from Portuguese scientists and institutions how science can support the EU biodiversity strategy and share with us your insights on the topic.

29 May | Full Portuguese menu Live Stream Cooking Experience 
Unique 'live stream cooking' experience event organised in collaboration with the 'Petiscaria - Milão'. Limited number of participants, delivery only to Italy due to logistical reasons, so hurry up before all places are taken!

30 May | Tin tan tuna – Portuguese canned food workshop
Are you feeling like a canned sardine lately? We will bring you some of our favorite recipes made from tin canned fish. You will make it, eat it and ask for more.

1-31 May | Photography competition
This month the word is "Pantufashion". Send us your best shot and check the winners collection here just hot off the press!

1 June | Portuguese children’s day
In Portugal, this day is focused on the little ones. In our Semester, we focus on social educational projects that bring science role module to children.

Keep moving in May!
PT Semester XC Runnning Race Ispra
PT Semester XC Runnning Race Geel
Virtual Run & Walk from Ispra to Lisbon

Here are our “Made in Portugal” May’s picks:

Secret Route | A visit to Pre-history, “gold balck” mines and waterfalls
Carlos tells all about the fabulous trails in Freita mountain, in Arouca. If you are a nature lover you will surely like this. Did you know that you can find here the world's largest pedestrian suspension bridge?

Sounds of Portugal | Our picks
Don’t know what music to listen anymore? Discover the songs and albums our team loves the most.

Tastes of Portugal | Recipes from Chef Carlos
Our colleague Carlos Chaves has now released nine Portuguese recipes. Try them out and let us know!

Brand | Conserveira do Sul
Family business producing high quality and traditionally manufactured canned fish and fish pastes in Southern Portugal. Enjoy 10% discount with the promo code CANSPT!

Do you know that all events can be directly added to your own calendar so that you don’t miss them out? You just need to go to the Events webpage  and click on Add to calendar.

As we know you don’t want to miss a thing, we are making the recordings of all past events available here.


Image: "Maias". These yellow broom flowers are placed on the doors of every house as part of a springtime tradition in some villages of Portugal. This is how the month of May is welcomed. Know more here.