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Distinction for Best Municipal Practices 2009

Applications are now open for the Distinction for the best municipal practices 2009

The Immigration Platform announces the opening of the Distinction for Best Municipal Practices competition.

All Municipal Councils that have developed active policies or initiatives in the field of reception and integration of immigrants in 2008 can apply.

The deadline for submitting applications is 30 September 2008

Online applications: Here

Attachment Size
Best Practices Distinction (Brochure) 629.6 KB
Regulation 197.13 KB
Distinction for Best Municipal Practices
2007

GARSE
Seixal Territorial Pact
2008

AmpliARte Project
Generation Project
Project “As Fogaceiras ea Interculturalidade”
Immigrant Entrepreneur Award
2007

Elisabeta Ecaterina Necker
2008

Mariana Serpinina
Paulo Mendes

This initiative of the Immigration Platform aims to reward immigrants who have distinguished themselves for their entrepreneurial and responsible role in the context of Portuguese society, and who are examples of proactive and innovative integration and, eventually, encourage cooperation between their countries of origin and Portugal.

The recipients of this Contest are immigrants who: do not hold Portuguese nationality; have a residence permit in Portugal at the time of application; are resident in Portugal for more than five years from the date of application; on the date of the beginning of the residence in Portugal they were not citizens of the European Union; have a profile that fits the objectives of the competition.

An entrepreneur is a persistent individual, who likes to take risks and accept challenges and who creates something new or adds value to something that already exists, through a lot of dedication and effort.
The aforementioned concept includes not only the creation of new companies or entities (self-employed entrepreneur) but also the introduction, by creative employees, of innovative processes, products or services in the companies or organizations where they work (employee entrepreneur) and , also, attitudes of proactive social responsibility.

In this framework every year a competition opens (at a date to be announced).

The attribution decision is the responsibility of the Founding Nucleus of the Immigration Platform, based on a proposal presented by a jury chaired by Dr. António Vitorino.

The €20,000 Prize is awarded every year at a public ceremony on International Migrants Day, 18 December.

Distinction for Best Municipal Practices
2007

GARSE
Seixal Territorial Pact
2008

AmpliARte Project
Generation Project
Project “As Fogaceiras ea Interculturalidade”
Immigrant Entrepreneur Award
2007

Elisabeta Ecaterina Necker
2008

Mariana Serpinina
Paulo Mendes

Distinction for Best Municipal Practices

The Immigration Platform decided to create a Distinction for Best Practices to distinguish Municipal Councils that have stood out for the implementation of exemplary projects in the field of promoting the reception and integration of immigrants.

Projects are eligible, namely in the areas of reception, professional integration and/or social integration, and may cover actions in the fields of training, education, health, housing and employment.

In this framework every year opens (at a date to be announced) a competition for projects proposed by City Councils.

The attribution decision is the responsibility of the Founding Nucleus of the Immigration Platform, based on a proposal presented by an independent jury chaired by Prof. Dr. Maria Lucinda Fonseca, from the Center for Geographical Studies, University of Lisbon.

The Distinction is presented in a public ceremony on the International Migrants Day, 18 December.

Distinction for Best Municipal Practices
2007

GARSE
Seixal Territorial Pact
2008

AmpliARte Project
Generation Project
Project “As Fogaceiras ea Interculturalidade”
Immigrant Entrepreneur Award
2007

Elisabeta Ecaterina Necker
2008

Mariana Serpinina
Paulo Mendes

Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 Award

Applications for the 2009 Immigrant of the Year Award are open.

The Immigration Platform announces the opening of the Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Award competition.

The recipients of the Immigrant Contest are:

1. have a residence permit in Portugal at the time of application;
2. are resident in Portugal for more than five years from the date of application;
3. on the date of the beginning of the residence in Portugal, they were not citizens of the European Union;
4. hold a profile that fits the objectives of the competition.

The Prize is worth €20,000 (twenty thousand Euros).

Deadline for applications: 30 September 2009.

online application: Here

Attachment Size
Regulation 199.12 KB
Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Brochure) 669.06 KB
Distinction for Best Municipal Practices
2007

GARSE
Seixal Territorial Pact
2008

AmpliARte Project
Generation Project
Project “As Fogaceiras ea Interculturalidade”
Immigrant Entrepreneur Award
2007

Elisabeta Ecaterina Necker
2008

Mariana Serpinina
Paulo Mendes