the British Community Council, Lisbon

The British Community Council, Lisbon

Umbrella entity for organisations
with links to the British Community
in and around Lisbon


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2015 / 2016 Oeiras International School Scholarships

(Posted: 2015-01-20 | Organization: Oeiras International School | Category: Member Reports)

Scholarship Application is now open for Candidates - Submission deadline is 14th February, 2015.

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Launch of Safe Communities Portugal

(Posted: 2015-01-17 | Organization: The British Embassy and Consulate | Category: Member Reports)

The British Embassy in Lisbon was the venue for the official launch of Safe Communities Portugal during a ceremony held on 14th January 2015. The ceremony was hosted by British Ambassador to Portugal, Kirsty Hayes, and attended by the Dutch Ambassador to Portugal, Govert Bijl de Vroe, representatives from other missions, representatives of the Office of the Mayor of Lisbon and of the Mayor of Cascais, Public Security Police (PSP), Guarda Nacional Republicana (GNR), Autoridade de Protecção Civil (ANPC), as well as other invited guests and media.

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Projecto Darte Month by Month December 2014

(Posted: 2015-01-13 | Organization: Projecto Darte | Category: Member Reports)

Happy New Year from Projecto Darte!

See full details for attached newsletter from Projecto Darte, regarding December 2014.
 

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Projecto Darte Month by Month November 2014

(Posted: 2014-12-08 | Organization: Projecto Darte | Category: Member Reports)

Projecto Darte News for November, 2014. Read further for full details and download the Newsletter.

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Projecto Darte Month by Month October 2014

(Posted: 2014-11-12 | Organization: Projecto Darte | Category: Member Reports)

The highlights of October are:

  • A new school joined Projecto Darte;Samuel Johnson Primary School, in Caxias.
  • We have now 9 Darte groups a week..
  • We have been interviewing some of our students, volunteers and key people in the institutions where we work to make a video about Projecto Darte and how it helps young people through art.
  • We need hairdryers! Please spread the word.

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COMBATTING UK BENEFITS FRAUD ABROAD

(Posted: 2014-10-29 | Organization: The British Embassy and Consulate | Category: British Embassy Reports)

The daughter of a deceased benefit claimant, who was living in Portugal, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison in the UK after falsely claiming over £73,500 in benefits. Maria Joao Ferreira Lucas, whose mother passed away in January 2008, posed as her mother to claim her benefits. She failed to inform the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) of her mother’s death and transferred all benefits claimed by her mother into her own account. 

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Operation Christmas Child

(Posted: 2014-10-28 | Organization: St. Andrew's Church, Lisbon | Category: Member Reports)

How to participate and share presents with local children - Operation Christmas Child 2014.

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Projecto Darte (English subtitles)

(Posted: 2014-09-10 | Organization: Projecto Darte | Category: Member Reports)

In this video you can learn about how Projecto Darte works in developing young people's self-esteem in a warm and creative environment.

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Sir Cliff – The Right to Privacy

(Posted: 2014-08-25 | Organization: Associação Safe Communities Portugal | Category: Member Reports)

Legality of Search warrant should be questioned.

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FCO Press Release: New Report shows FCO helped thousands of British nationals overseas

(Posted: 2014-07-19 | Organization: The British Embassy and Consulate | Category: British Embassy Reports)

New figures show fall in some serious types of consular case, but FCO still helped over 17,000 British people last year.

The British Behaviour Abroad report 2014, published today, highlights that while millions of British nationals still travel abroad every year, there has been a decrease in some of the serious types of consular case in the past year.

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