The Portuguese Diaspora Council joined Portugal Network in its first event in Portugal, with the theme “European Policies and National Economy”, that took place on April 22, at Museu das Artes de Sintra.
The “First Meeting of Portugal Network in Portugal” debated the transformation that innovation, digitalization and reindustrialization is generating on the economy, the answer that the European Union is giving to these challenges, and how do the Portuguese companies should prepare for the change in European policies, regulamentation and European funding.
09:30 – 10:00 – Opening, with Basílio Horta (Municipality oif Sintra), Sofia Colares Alves (European Commission), Fernanda Ferreira Dias (Directorate General of the Economic Activities), Filipe Botton (Portuguese Diaspora Council), Henrique Burnay (Portugal Network)
10:00 – 11:45 – Discussion panel, with Lúcio Vinhas de Souza (European Commission), Mário Campolargo (European Commission), Joaquim Nunes de Almeida (European Commission)
11:45- 12:15 – Networking / Coffee
12:15 – 13:00 – Closing, com Ana Paula Zacarias (Secretary of State of the European Affairs), Carlos Moedas (European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation at European Commission), Basílio Horta (Mayor of Sintra)
Portugal Network has started its activity ten years ago, in Brussels, gathering Portuguese people that work on the European institutions and in the universe that surround them to listen Portuguese people talking about the interests and concerns of the country. This time, the Portugal Network Meeting was in Portugal.
Besides the institutional support of the Portuguese Diaspora Council, the event was also supported by the Secretary of State of the European Affairs, of the Directorate General of the Economic Activities, of AICEP and the Representation of the European Commission in Portugal, as well as the sponsorship of the Eupportunity – European Affairs Consultancy.
By Portuguese Diaspora Council, March 2019