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Factsheet for measure PT-2022-11/2847 – measures in Portugal

Portugal For Ukraine - Support platform

Plataforma Portugalforukaine

Country Portugal , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 09 March 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Other humanitarian measures
Author Paula Carrilho - CESIS
Measure added 12 September 2022 (updated 21 September 2022)

Background information

As part of the response to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the conflict in Ukraine, the Portuguese government, through the competent authorities, such as the High Commission for Migration (Alto Comissariado para as Migrações) and its consular branches, developed different operational responses to the arising needs, notably the Portugal for Ukraine platform.

Content of measure

The Portuguese Government launched in March 2022 the Portugal for Ukraine platform at , which aims to combine in one place all the answers and initiatives to support displaced Ukrainians, inside and outside Portugal. The dimensions included are international action, sending humanitarian aid, and integration and hosting in Portugal. The website contains information and contacts for support concerning travelling to Portugal – transport, documents, employment and training, education, health and housing.

The platform allows users to view the various initiatives undertaken by the different Government areas responsible for hosting and integration, making it easy to access information so that users can prepare their travel to Portugal.

Portugal for Ukraine also has a list of FAQs with general and useful information on coming to Portugal and being hosted by the country, including an automated questionnaire to refer the request to the entity that is best prepared to offer a solution to the problem.

Content is available in Portuguese, English and Ukrainian.

Use of measure

No information to date.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Migrants or refugees

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Public support service providers
No special funding required

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No involvement of any social partner organisation in the design, implementation and monitoring of the initiative.

Views and reactions




Eurofound (2022), Portugal For Ukraine - Support platform, measure PT-2022-11/2847 (measures in Portugal), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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