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Factsheet for measure PT-2022-13/2842 – measures in Portugal
|Country||Portugal , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 25 March 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Access to childcare and education
|Author||Paula Carrilho - CESIS|
|Measure added||12 September 2022 (updated 21 September 2022)|
The Portuguese Government has approved a special measures package to host, protect and integrate people who fled Ukraine to Portugal, who have been granted temporary protection under the Resolution of the Council of Ministers 29-A/2022, of 1 March (amended by Resolution of the Council of Ministers 29-D/2022, of 11 March).
The Decree-Law 24-B/2022 of 11 March lays down exceptional measures to grant temporary protection to displaced persons from Ukraine.
Any person benefiting from temporary protection can apply for the student statute in an emergency situation for humanitarian reasons (Decree-Law 28-A/2022, of 25 March, amended by Decree-Law 30-D/2022 of 18 April and Decree-Law 42/2022 of 29 June).
Students under temporary protection who have applied to the student statute in an emergency situation for humanitarian reasons (Resolution of Council of Ministers 29-A/2022, of 1 March) may apply for registration and enrolment in a higher education establishment/course that is similar to the higher education establishment/course they were previously attending - i.e. a higher education course/establishment that has the same academic level and provides equivalent training.
Additionally, the admission of students benefiting from temporary protection is not subject to quantitative limitations resulting from the previous establishment of vacancies by the legally and statutorily competent entities or from the limit of vacancies or admissions established in accreditation procedures, and may occur in all study cycles, including the area of Medicine. The admission may be exempt from the verification of conditions already regulated by Decree-Law 36/2014, of 10 March, by decision of the legally and statutorily competent body of the higher education institution.
When the qualifications cannot be documented, the higher education institution may carry out alternative procedures for verifying these conditions, namely by resorting to the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees.
No information to date.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
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 measure.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|P - Education||P85 Education|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2022), Student statute in an emergency situation for humanitarian reasons, measure PT-2022-13/2842 (measures in Portugal), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PT-2022-13_2842.html
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