Ministry of Education
Its mission is to formulate, conduct, execute and evaluate the national policy for the educational system, covering both pre-school education, basic and secondary education, and out-of-school education, plus the national youth and sports policy, as well as to articulate - within the scope of national policies for promoting the qualifications of the Portuguese population - the national education policy and the national vocational training policy.
Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (MCTES)
Its mission is to formulate, conduct, execute and evaluate the national policy for science, technology and higher education, comprising scientific and technological innovation, guidelines on digital repositories, scientific computing, the dissemination of scientific and technological culture, and international scientific and technological cooperation, namely with Portuguese-speaking countries.
Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security
Its mission is to formulate, conduct, execute and evaluate policies for employment, vocational training, industrial relations and working conditions, solidarity and social security, as well as to coordinate social policies to support families, children and young people at risk, elderly and fertility, the inclusion of people with disabilities, fight poverty and promote social inclusion.
Directorate-General for Education
Ensures the implementation of policies related to the pedagogical and didactic component of pre-school education, basic and secondary education, and out-of-school education, as well as the organization and conduction of exams.
National Agency for Professional Qualification and Education
Coordinates the implementation of education and vocational training policies for young people and adults, and ensures the development and management of the National System for the Recognition, Validation and Certification of Competences.
Employment and Vocational Training Institute
Promotes the creation and quality of employment, and combats unemployment, through the implementation of active employment and vocational training policies.
National Erasmus+ Agency
Ensures the management of the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of Education and Training.
High Commissioner for Migrations
Intervenes in the implementation of public policies on migration matters.
National Europass Centre
The Europass managing entity in Portugal.
National Migrants Support Centre
It brings together, in a single space, various services, institutions and offices dedicated to supporting migrants, namely in the field of education and employment.
Education, Training, Mobility
Aimed at adult qualifications, with the main purpose of improving the education and training levels of adults, contributing to enhance the population's qualification levels and to improve individuals' employability.
Youth Guarantee Programme
A European programme to combat youth unemployment, which includes an articulated set of measures for education, training and internships, with a view to the sustainable integration of young people in the labour market.
A nationwide governmental programme, with the main mission of promoting the social inclusion of children and young people from vulnerable socio-economic contexts, with the main aims of promoting equal opportunities and strengthening social cohesion.
Promotes mobility experiences for career guidance officers, with the main aims of reinforcing the European vision on career guidance, sharing of professional practices, and the construction of a common identity.
A European programme to support education, training, youth and sports.
Youth mobility promotion platform.
National Vocational Schools Association.
Career Information and Guidance
A career guidance platform with self-assessment activities, and information on educational and training opportunities and on the labour market. It has different access profiles for young people, adults and technical officers. It helps one prepare one's e-portfolio and Personal Employment Plan. It is structured into 4 aspects: Vi@ exploration; Vi@ entrepreneurship; Vi@ professional contact; Vi@ work skills.
Design the future
The Design the Future platform is a responsive online, mobile platform, whose mission is to disseminate knowledge and promote literacy among Portuguese young people on current occupations.
The City of Occupations
Promotes knowledge on education, life-long training and employment, to enable informed choices and decisions.
Provides information on higher education courses and motivates foreign students to come study in Portugal.
For those intending to attend University, it provides information on courses, libraries, employment, careers, scholarships, among others.
Access to Higher Education
This portal provides information on post-secondary training (Technological Specialization Courses) and access to higher education, scholarships, universities, institutes and the courses they offer, etc., regarding services related to the academic world.
Provides information about schools, courses and occupations. It also has free publications such as the Practical Student Guide and the Professional Schools Guide.
Volunteering, Leisure Time
Provides young people with useful information to their daily lives, and that mobilizes them to participate in all areas of social life.
National Youth Council
A representative platform of nationwide youth organizations, covering the most diverse expressions of youth associations, including cultural, environmental, scouting, partisan, student, unionist and confessional associations.
A nationwide project to promote active Citizenship and Social Responsibility. It aims to serve as a meeting point between demand and supply of voluntary work, and to help articulate the need for voluntary work by area with the availability of people and entities to provide it.
The Youth Foundation's main objectives are to carry out or support initiatives aimed at promoting the integration of young people in active professional life.
European Youth Portal
Its target group is young people aged between 15 and 25, and also intends to respond to the information needs of those working with and for young people.
European Union Portal
The official European Union website is a good starting point for those looking for information and services provided by the EU.