Universidade de Cabo Verde (Uni-CV) (Cape Verde University) is a centre for culture, science and technology creation, dissemination and a promotion centre, which brings together study and research, to boost human development, a strategic key factor for the country’s sustainable development.
Article 3, D.L. N.º 53/2006, of 20 November - Boletim Oficial Nº 33, I SÉRIE
Universidade de Cádis (Cadiz University) is a public University, located in the autonomous region of Andalusia. It was founded in 1979 and hosts students from the 5 continents, having celebrated important exchange agreements with Hispanic-American, English and African universities. It is a member of the Erasmus European programme. It stands out in subjects related to marine sciences, naval sciences and engineering.
Universidade de Campinas was founded on October 5th, 1966, and accounts today for 15% of academic research in Brazil. It leads Brazilian universities in respect of patents and the number of articles per capita published annually in journals in the ISI / WoS database.
Universidade do Norte Colômbia (North Colombia University)
This university was definitively founded between 1959 and 1966, in the context of an environment of economic growth and progress in the city of Barranquilla.
A group of entrepreneurs led by Karl C. Parrish, on behalf of the National Association of Industrialists (Andi), the Barranquilla Foundation, now the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation, and the Colombian Institute of Management (Incolda), established legally this higher education centre on January 24th, 1966. On November 20th, 2003, the University received institutional accreditation from the Ministry of Education.
Trinity College Dublin
This university was founded in 1592 and combines historical traditions with world-renowned centres of excellence in research, offering a variety of cultural, social and professional experiences. With more than 600 course options, it houses a library with over 6 million volumes.
Instituto do Património e Cultura (IPC) is a public institute, endowed with a legal personality of public law, and administrative, financial and patrimonial autonomy. Its mission is to identify, inventory, research, safeguard, protect and disseminate the values of Cape Verdean people’s cultural heritage, both movable and immovable; material and immaterial. It manages, inter alia, a Laboratory of Oral and Popular Tradition, a network of classified Museums and Historical Centres and Heritage Conservation.
The IPC is headed by a chairman of the board of directors appointed by a resolution of the Council of Ministers, on the proposal of the member of the government responsible for cultural affairs.
A dedicated legal instrument defines the structure and rules of the IPC employees.
Câmara Municipal de Cascais (Municipal Council of Cascais) is the collegiate executive body of the municipality. Law 169/99 of 18th September lays down its competences, powers and form of election. This body is constituted by a president and councillors, one of them is appointed vice president, and it is elected every four years by the voters registered in this area. The number of councillors varies according to the number of voters in the municipality.
The Municipal Council of Cascais is constituted by a president and ten councillors.
Câmara Municipal de Angra do Heroismo (Municipal Council of Angra do Heroismo) is the municipal executive body, fulfilling the duties established in Law 75/2013, of 12th September, which lays down the legal regime of the municipalities, inter-municipal bodies and municipal associations.
UNESCO National Commission
Portugal created its National Commission in 1979, by Decree-Law 218/79 of 17 July, under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This decree was reviewed by Decree-Laws 103/89 of 30 March, 58/2003 of 1 April, 121/07 of 27 April and 16/2012 of 30 January.
The mission of this commission is to perform the purposes set forth in the Charter of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In addition to other competences, it issues opinions and recommendations on UNESCO programmes and activities; cooperates with the Permanent Mission of Portugal to UNESCO and the national commissions of the Member States; liaises with the UNESCO Secretariat and the national commissions, namely the CPLP; participates in the national commissions’ meetings promoted by UNESCO and organises and takes part in national and international meetings related to UNESCO's objectives. Moreover, it develops networks promoted by UNESCO and supports initiatives of third parties that fall within the scope of its mandate, namely through the setting up of protocols with these entities. Lastly it carries out the Portuguese edition of most relevant UNESCO documents and makes them available to the CPLP States.
Direcção-Geral do Património Cultural (DGPC) (Cultural Heritage Directorate-General) manages the cultural heritage in mainland Portugal. A broad team, covering virtually all technical and scientific fields is functionally structured in central services, based in Lisbon, and in museums, monuments and palaces in different parts of the country and assures a wide range of functions and services.
Its attributions encompass, inter alia, the study, research and dissemination of the immovable, movable and immaterial heritage; the management of the architectural and archaeological heritage in the whole mainland territory; the execution of conservation works on major monuments; the management of the National Museums and World Heritage monuments, the coordination of the Portuguese Museums Network and the documentation and inventory of intangible heritage, including conservation and restoration of pieces of mobile and integrated heritage.
Escola de Mar promotes didactic activities of environmental and citizenship education, to be carried out indoors (schools, activity centres, municipalities and colleges) or outdoors (boats and beaches).
These activities are aimed at any school ages (pre-school, elementary, preparatory and secondary). The thematic contents and activities are designed according to the age of the participants and include programmes suitable for toddlers up to higher education students.
Observatório do Mar dos Açores (Azores Sea Observatory) is a non-profit technical, scientific and cultural association created in 2002. Since 2004, its headquarters are located in the Whale Factory of Porto Pim, Horta, under an arrangement with the Regional Administration, owner of the site. Its mission is to disseminate scientific and technological culture, promote environmental education and interpretation activities and sustainable practices that preserve resources, biodiversity and the natural marine ecosystems.