Portugal World´s Leading Destination 2018

For the second year in a row, Portugal was awarded World’s Leading Destination by the World Travel Awards, in a ceremony which took place on December 1st in Lisbon. With a total of 16 prizes, Portugal established a new national record. In 2019 Portugal was chosen, for the third consecutive year, as the Best European Tourist Destination.

Lisbon is once again the "World’s Leading City Destination" and "World’s Leading City Break Destination". Madeira is the World’s Leading Island Destination. 

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Portuguese nationals who emigrated and wish to return to Portugal will be able to join the “Programa Regressar” [Return Program] aimed to support their repatriation, including their descents.

This program provides incentives to reduce the costs of returning for emigrant workers and their families, including in the cost of travel and transportation of personal belongings, as well as assistance in work placement. The program also will offer vocational training and integration into the Portuguese labor market and establishes other measures, such as specific credit lines for returnees who want to invest.

Applications are available on the website of the Institute for Employment and Vocational Training from 22 July 2019 to 1 March 2021.


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As part of the DGACCP's 25th anniversary commemoration program, the “Memories of Emigration and the Portuguese Communities” initiative will be launched with the objective of identifying, recording and patrimonializing oral testimonies, memories, stories and objects about the role and paths of the Portuguese Communities.

The Program is developed by the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the University of Lisbon in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through DGACCP and the Portuguese Communities.

The Memory for All team can be contacted directly at participe@memoriaparatodos.pt or via social networks 




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