July 17, 2023

Summer Meeting 2023

On 17 July 2023, the Diaspora Council held its Summer Meeting at Palácio Cidadela, in Cascais, which brought together the Board of Directors, the Advisory Board and Counsellors of Portugal in the World.

The President of the Board of the Council, António Calçada de Sá, started the Summer Meeting with an opening speech focused on the growth of the Portuguese Diaspora. He also made a balance of the activities that took place in the 1st half of this year and the objectives to be developed in the 2nd half.

The various Councillors present also had the opportunity to present their suggestions for the future and comment on ongoing projects:

  • Ponto PT
  • Erasmus + Portuguese Diaspora
  • Partnership with Global Diaspora Network
  • Agreement with the Council of Portuguese Communities

The Summer Meeting was marked by the presentation of the new Regional Hubs – whose function is to energise the Council and strengthen the Diaspora’s activities in the world – announced by the Head of the Regional Hubs for America and Africa, Pedro Pereira da Silva, and the Head of the Regional Hubs for Europe and Asia, Paulo Morgado:

  • Regional Hub USA (West) – George Perry
  • Regional Centre USA (East) and Canada – Ana Miranda
  • Latin America Hub – Manuel Macedo
  • Africa Regional Hub – Tony de Castro
  • Brazil Regional Hub – Renata Ramalhosa
  • Spain Regional Hub – Pedro Paulo Castro
  • Western Europe Regional Hub – Rui Faria da Cunha
  • Eastern Europe Regional Hub – Paulo Ribeiro
  • Asia and Oceania Regional Hub – João Graça Gomes

The day ended with a cocktail in the outdoor space of the Palácio Cidadela, followed by a dinner at the Cisterna restaurant attended by His Honour the Minister of Economy and the Sea, António Costa Silva and the Mayor of Cascais, Carlos Carreiras.

See the full gallery of the event here.