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Contents

Portugal:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Portugal:Historical Development

Portugal:Main Executive and Legislative Bodies

Portugal:Population: Demographic Situation, Languages and Religions

Portugal:Political and Economic Situation

Portugal:Organisation and Governance

Portugal:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Portugal:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Portugal:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Portugal:Organisation of Private Education

Portugal:National Qualifications Framework

Portugal:Administration and Governance at Central and/or Regional Level

Portugal:Administration and Governance at Local and/or Institutional Level

Portugal:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Portugal:Funding in Education

Portugal:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Portugal:Higher Education Funding

Portugal:Adult Education and Training Funding

Portugal:Early Childhood Education and Care

Portugal:Organisation of Programmes for Children under 3 years

Portugal:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children under 3 years

Portugal:Assessment in Programmes for Children under 3 years

Portugal:Organisation of Programmes for Children over 3 years

Portugal:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children over 3 years

Portugal:Assessment in Programmes for Children over 3 years

Portugal:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Early Childhood Education and Care

Portugal:Single Structure Education (Integrated Primary and Lower Secondary Education)

Portugal:Organisation of Single Structure Education

Portugal:Teaching and Learning in Single Structure Education

Portugal:Assessment in Single Structure Education

Portugal:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Single Structure Education

Portugal:Upper Secondary and Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Portugal:Organisation of General Upper Secondary Education

Portugal:Teaching and Learning in General Upper Secondary Education

Portugal:Assessment in General Upper Secondary Education

Portugal:Organisation of Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Portugal:Teaching and Learning in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Portugal:Assessment in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Portugal:Organisation of Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Portugal:Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Portugal:Assessment in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Portugal:Higher Education

Portugal:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Portugal:First Cycle Programmes

Portugal:Bachelor

Portugal:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Portugal:Second Cycle Programmes

Portugal:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Portugal:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Portugal:Adult Education and Training

Portugal:Distribution of Responsibilities

Portugal:Developments and Current Policy Priorities

Portugal:Main Providers

Portugal:Main Types of Provision

Portugal:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Portugal:Teachers and Education Staff

Portugal:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Portugal:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Portugal:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Portugal:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

Portugal:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Portugal:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Portugal:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Portugal:Conditions of Service for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Portugal:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Portugal:Management and Other Education Staff

Portugal:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

Portugal:Staff Involved in Monitoring Educational Quality for Early Childhood and School Education

Portugal:Education Staff Responsible for Guidance in Early Childhood and School Education

Portugal:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Portugal:Management Staff for Higher Education

Portugal:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Portugal:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Portugal:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Portugal:Quality Assurance

Portugal:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Portugal:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Portugal:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Portugal:Educational Support and Guidance

Portugal:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Portugal:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Portugal:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Portugal:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Portugal:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Portugal:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Portugal:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Portugal:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Portugal:Mobility and Internationalisation

Portugal:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Portugal:Mobility in Higher Education

Portugal:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Portugal:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Portugal:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Portugal:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Portugal:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Portugal:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Portugal:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Portugal:National Reforms in School Education

Portugal:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Portugal:National Reforms in Higher Education

Portugal:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Portugal:European Perspective

Portugal:Legislation

Portugal:Institutions

Portugal:Glossary



Presidência da República

(President of the Republic)

Palácio de Belém

Calçada da Ajuda, nº 11

1349-022 Lisboa (Portugal)

Phone: (+351) 21 361 46 00

Fax: (+351) 21 363 66 03

E-mail: belem@presidencia.pt

Website: www.presidencia.pt


Assembleia da República

(Parliament)

Palácio de S. Bento

1249-068 LISBOA

Phone: (+351) 213919000

Fax (+351) 213917440 

Website: www.parlamento.pt


Secretaria-Geral da Presidência do Conselho de Ministros

(Secretary General of The Prime Minister Office)

Rua Prof. Gomes Teixeira, 2 

1399-022 Lisboa 

Phone: (+351) 213927600 

Fax: (+351) 213927615 

E-mail: sec-geral@sg.pcm.gov.pt

Website:http://www.sg.pcm.gov.pt/


Ministério da Educação e Ciência

(Ministry of Education and Science)

Morada: Av. 5 de Outubro, 107

1069-018 Lisboa 

Phone: (+351) 217 811 800 

Fax: (+351) 217 811 835


Palácio das Laranjeiras 

Estrada das Laranjeiras, 205 

1649-018 Lisboa 

Phone: (+351) 217231000 

Fax: (+351) 217231003 

E-mail: gabinete.ministro@mec.gov.pt 

Website: http://www.portugal.gov.pt/


Secretaria-Geral do Ministério da Educação e Ciência 

(Secretary General of  the Ministry of Education and Science)

Avª 5 de Outubro, 107, 

1069-018 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 217 811 600 

Fax: +(351) 217 978 020


Estrada das Laranjeiras, 205, 

1649-018 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 21 723 10 00 

Fax: +(351) 21 723 10 03 

E-mail:geral@sec-geral.mec.pt;cirep@sec-geral.mec.pt 

Website:www.sec-geral.mec.pt 


Inspeção-Geral da Educação e Ciência 

(Inspector General of Education and Science)

Avª. 24 Julho, 136, 1350-346, Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 213 924 800 

Fax: +(351) 213 924 960 

E-mail:igec@igec.mec.pt 

Website:www.ige.min-edu.pt


Direção-Geral de Educação 

(Directorate-General for Education)

Av. 24 de Julho, 140, 1399-025 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 213 934 500 

Fax: +(351) 213 934 695 

E-mail:dge@dge.mec.pt 

Website: www.dge.mec.pt/


Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior 

(Directorate-General for Higher Education)

Av. Duque D'Ávila, 137, 1069-016 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 213 126 000 

Fax: +(351) 213 126 001 

E-mail:dges@dges.mec.pt

Website:www.dges.mctes.pt 


Direção-Geral da Administração Escolar 

(Directorate-General for School Administration)

Av. 24 de Julho, 142, 1399-024 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 213 938 600 

Fax: +(351) 213 943 491 

E-mail:geral@dgae.mec.pt

Website:www.dgae.min-edu.pt   


Direção-Geral de Estatísticas da Educação e Ciência

(Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics)

Av. 24 de Julho, 134, 1399-054 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 213 949 200 

Fax: +(351) 213 957 610 

E-mail:dgeec@dgeec.mec.pt 

Website:www.dgeec.mec.pt 


Direção-Geral de Planeamento e Gestão Financeira 

(Directorate-General for Planning and Financial Management)

Av. 24 de Julho, 134, 3º/5º andar, 1399-029 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 213 949 200 

Fax: +(351) 213 907 003 

E-mail:geral@dgpgf.mec.pt 

Website:www.ggf.min-edu.pt 


Instituto de Avaliação Educacional 

(Institute for Educational Assessement)

Travessa Terras de Sant’Ana, 15, 1250-269 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 213 895 100 

Fax: +(351) 213 895 150/67  

E-mail:gave-direcao@gave.mec.pt 

Website:www.gave.min-edu.pt


Direcção-Geral dos Estabelecimentos Escolares 

(Directorate-General for School)

Praça de Alvalade, 12, 1749-070 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 218 433 900 

Fax: +(351) 218 470 150 

E-mail:secretariado@dgeste.mec.pt 

Website:www.dgeste.mec.pt 


Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia 

(Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P.)

Av. D. Carlos I, 126, 1249-074 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 213 924 300 

Fax: +(351) 213 907 481 

Website:www.fct.pt


Estádio Universitário de Lisboa 

(Lisbon University Stadium, I.P.)

Av. Professor Egas Moniz, 1600-190 Lisboa

Phone: +(351)  217 960 184 

Fax: +(351)  217 970 353 

E-mail:geral@eul.mctes.pt 

Website:www.eul.pt/


Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau 

(Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre, I.P.)

Rua da Junqueira, nº 5 e nº 30, 1300-343 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 213 617 570 

Fax: +(351) 213 627 859 

Correio eletrónico:geral@cccm.pt 

Website:www.cccm.pt


Agência Nacional para a Qualificação e o Ensino Profissional 

(National Agency for Qualification and Vocational Training, I.P.)

Av. 24 de Julho, 138, 1399-026 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 213 943 700 

Fax: +(351)  213 943 799 

E-mail:anqep@anqep.gov.pt 

Website:www.anqep.gov.pt


Conselho Nacional de Educação 

(National Council of Education)

Rua Florbela Espanca, 1700-195 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 217 935 245 

Fax: +(351) 217 979 093 

E-mail:cnedu@cne.min-edu.pt 

Website:www.cnedu.pt


Conselho das Escolas 

(Schools Council)  

Rua José Sebastião e Silva, 1500-500 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 217 121 470 

Fax: +(351) 217 121 475 

E-mail:geral@esjgf.com 

Website:www.esjgf.com/ce/


Conselho Coordenador do Ensino Superior 

(Coordinating Council of  Higher Education)

Estrada das Laranjeiras, 205, 1649-018 Lisboa 

Phone.: +(351) 21 723 10 00 

Fax: +(351) 21 723 10 03


Conselho Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia 

(National Council of Science and Technology)

Estrada das Laranjeiras, 205, 1649-018 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 21 723 10 00 

Fax: +(351) 21 723 10 03


Academia das Ciências de Lisboa 

(Academy of Sciences of Lisbon)

Rua Academia das Ciências, 19, 1249-122 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 213 219 730 

Fax: +(351) 213 420 395 

E-mail:geral@acad-ciencias.pt 

Website:www.acad-ciencias.pt


Ministério da Economia

(Ministry of Economy)   

Rua da Horta Seca - 1200-221 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 213 245 400 

Fax: +(351) 213 245 440 

E-mail: gabinete.ministro@mee.gov.pt 

Website:http://www.portugal.gov.pt/


Instituto de Emprego e Formação Profissional 

(Employment and Vocational Training Institute)

Rua de Xabregas, 52

1949-003 LISBOA

Phone: +(351) 21 861 41 00

Fax: +(351) 21 861 46 12

Website:http://www.iefp.pt/


Ministério das Finanças 

(Ministry of Finance)

Avenida Infante D. Henrique, 1 - 1149-009 Lisboa

Phone: +(351) 218 816 800

Fax.: +(351) 218 816 862

E-mail: gabinete.ministro@mf.gov.pt

Website:http://www.portugal.gov.pt/


Instituto Nacional de Estatística 

(National Statistics Institute)

Av. António José de Almeida 

1000-043 LISBOA 

Phone: + (351) 218 426 100 

Fax: + (351) 218 454 083 

E-mail:ine@ine.pt 

Website:http://www.ine.pt/


Centro de Informação e Relações Públicas do Ministério da Educação e Ciência (CIREP)

(Information and Documentation Center of the Ministry of Education and Science)

Av. 5 de Outubro, 107 

1069-018Lisboa

Phone +(351) 217811690

Fax:+(351)217978020

E-mail: cirep@sec-geral.mec.pt 

Website:http://www.sec-geral.pt


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior-A3ES 

(Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education-A3ES)

Praça de Alvalade 6 - 5.º Frente

1700-036 Lisboa

Phone: +(351) 21 351 16 90 / +351 21 790 78 00

Fax: +(351) 21 351 16 91

E-mail: a3es@a3es.pt

Website: http://www.a3es.pt/


Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas-CRUP

(Council of Rectors of the Portuguese Universities-CRUP)

Edifício0–CampusdoLumiar

EstradadoPaçodoLumiar

1649-038 Lisboa

Phone:+(351)213602950/213602952

Fax: +(351)213 640 011

E-mail: crup@crup.pt

Website: http://www.crup.pt;


Conselho Coordenador dos Institutos Superiores Politécnicos

(Coordinating Council of Polytechnics Institutes)

Av. 5 de Outubro, n.º 89, 3.º andar

1050-050 Lisboa  

Phone: (+351) 217928360 

Fax:  (+351) 217928369 

E-mail: ccisp@ccisp.pt 

Website:http://www.ccisp.pt/ 


NARIC - Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior 

(NARIC - National Academic Recognition Information Center – Directorate-General for Higher Educational )

Av. Duque de Ávila, 137 

1069 - 016 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 213 126 000 

Fax: +(351) 213 126 020 

E-mail: info.naric@dges.mctes.pt

Website:www.dges.mctes.pt/


Universidade Aberta

(Open University)

Rua da Escola Politécnica 141-147

1269-001 Lisboa

Phone +(351) 213 163 300

Fax: +(351) 213 916 517 

E-mail: uab@univ-ab.pt 

Website:http://www.univ-ab.pt/ 


Banco de Portugal

(Bank of Portugal)

Rua  do Comércio, 148 

1100-150 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351)213 130 000

Fax: +(351)213 128 115

E-mail: info@bportugal.pt 

Website:http://www.bportugal.pt/


Ministério da Solidariedade Emprego e Segurança Social 

(Ministry of Solidarity Employment and Social Security)

Praça de Londres, 2 - 1049-056 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351)218 424 100 

Fax: +(351)218 424 108 

E-mail: gabinete.ministro@msss.gov.pt 

Website:http://www.portugal.gov.pt/


Gabinete de Estratégia e Planeamento do Ministério da Solidariedade Emprego e Segurança Social

(Strategy and Planning Office of the Ministry of Solidarity Employment and Social Security) 

Praça de Londres, 2 – 5º

1049-56 Lisboa

Phone: +(351) 211 155 000

Fax:+(351) 211 155 258

E-mail: gep@gep.msss.gov.pt

Website:http://www.gep.msss.gov.pt


Direcção-Geral do Emprego e das Relações de Trabalho do Ministério da Solidariedade Emprego e Segurança Social

(Directorate-General for Employment and Labor Relations of the Ministry of Solidarity Employment and Social Security)  

Praça de Londres, 2-9º

1049-056 LISBOA

Phone: 218 441 400/ 218 441 430/58 (secretária)

Fax: 218 441 466

E-mail:dgert@d gert.mee.gov.pt

Website:http://www.dgert.mtss.gov.pt


Instituto de Gestão do Fundo Social Europeu, I.P

(Institute for Management of the European Social Fund, I. P)

Rua Castilho, nº. 5 - 6º, 7º e 8º andares

1250-066 Lisboa

Phone: +(351) 213 591 600

Fax: +(351) 213 591 603

E-mail: geral@igfse.pt

Website:http://www.igfse.pt


Ministério da Defesa Nacional 

(Ministry of National Defense) 

Av. Ilha da Madeira - 1400-204 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 213 034 500 

Fax: +(351) 213 034 501 

E-mail: gabinete.ministro@mdn.gov.pt

Website:http://www.portugal.gov.pt/


CPLP - Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa

(CPLC-Community of Portuguese Language Countries)

Palácio Conde de Penafiel,         

Rua de S. Mamede (ao Caldas), nº 21

1100 - 533 Lisboa   

Phone: + (351) 21 392 85 60  

Fax: + (351) 21 392 85 88 

E-mail: comunicação@cplp.org

Website: http://www.cplp.org/


Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros ( Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Palácio das Necessidades, Largo do Rilvas - 1399-030 Lisboa 

Phone: +(351) 213 946 000 

Fax: +(351) 213 946 053 

E-mail: gabinete.ministro@mne.gov.pt 

Website:http://www.portugal.gov.pt/


National Council of Financial Supervisors

Conselho Nacional de Supervisores Financeiros (CNSF)

Phone: 707 201 409

E-mail: info@bportugal.pt

Website: www.bportugal.pt/


Governo da Região Autónoma da Madeira

(Government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira)

Quinta Vigia

Avenida do Infante, N.º 1

9004 - 547 Funchal

Phone: +( 351) 291 21 46 60

Fax: +(351) 291 22 44 16 

E-mail: geral@gov-madeira.pt 

Website: http://www.gov-madeira.pt


Secretaria Regional da Educação e Recursos Humanos da Região Autónoma da Madeira 

(Regional Secretariat for Education and Human Resources of the Autonomous Region of Madeira)

Palácio do Governo

Avenida Zarco

9004-528 Funchal

Phone: +(351) 291 202 600

Fax: +(351) 291 202 609

E-mail: educacao@madeira-edu.pt

Website: http://www.madeira-edu.pt 


Governo da Região Autónoma dos Açores 

(Government of the Autonomous Region of the Azores)

Palácio da Conceição

Rua 16 de Fevereiro

9504-509 Ponta Delgada 

Phone: +(351) 296 301 100 / 204 700 

Fax: +(351) 296 629 335

E-mail: governoregional@azores.gov.pt

Website: http://www.azores.gov.pt


Secretaria Regional da Educação, Ciência e Cultura da Região Autónoma dos Açores

(Regional Secretariat of Education, Science and Culture of the Autonomous Region of Azores)

Paços da Junta Geral            

Carreira dos Cavalos                

9700-167 Angra do Heroísmo

Phone: (+351) 295 401 100

Fax: (+351) 295 401 179 

E-mail: sref.gabinete@azores.gov.pt

Website: http://www.azores.gov.pt