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Factsheet for measure PT-2022-11/2847 – measures in Portugal
|Country||Portugal , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 09 March 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Other humanitarian measures
|Author||Paula Carrilho - CESIS|
|Measure added||12 September 2022 (updated 21 September 2022)|
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.
The Portuguese Government launched in March 2022 the Portugal for Ukraine platform at www.portugalforukraine.gov.pt , 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.
No information to date.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Public support service providers
No special funding required
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 of any social partner organisation in the design, implementation and monitoring of the initiative.
Eurofound (2022), Portugal For Ukraine - Support platform, measure PT-2022-11/2847 (measures in Portugal), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PT-2022-11_2847.html
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