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About the British Community Council

The British Community Council, Lisbon, (BCC) was formed in 1941 and has been working to support the British Community in Portugal since then, it currently brings together over 30 English speaking organisations, synchronising their activities on the BCC Events Calendar, thus enabling English speaking people to find out, at one click, programme of events, what is going on the community in the Greater Lisbon Area.

BCC member organisations cater to a wide range of interests and age groups. They offer opportunities to make new friends, discover new activities, explore Portugal and its culture; they fall into the following categories;

  • Charitable
  • Churches
  • Schools & Educational
  • Social & Cultural
  • Sports & Leisure

Each organisation is run and organised independently, anyone interested in joining any of our member groups please see our member organisations for full details of each organisations activities and how to participate.

The BCC also promotes friendship and understanding between the British, Portuguese and other communities bringing them together for one off events and raising funds for charitable organisations in Portugal.

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