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ABOUT

Organization

ANRS

ASSOCIAÇÃO AMIGOS DA NOVA ROTA DA SEDA

New Silk Road Friends Association

New Silk Road Friends Association (NSRF), with the Chinese name 新 丝路 协 进 会, was formally registered in Lisbon on 21st December 2016.

NSRF brings together people from Portuguese and Chinese civil society, whose motivation is to promote Belt & Road Initiative in Portugal, and identify areas and projects of cooperation between Portugal and China in building up this initiative created by China but turned to the world.

To achieve it NSRF uses a think tank methodology oriented by the following objectives:

 

  1. Knowledge searching and promotion of important ideas and contributes for the building up of the vision of "One Belt, One Road and the New Maritime Silk Road of the 21st Century”.

  2. Identification of areas and projects of cooperation between Portugal and China and with both with third markets particularly the Portuguese Speaking Countries.

  3. Involvement of Portuguese entities, namely academies, research centers, economic associations, entrepreneurs, cultural institutions, as well as civil society institutions and their Chinese counterparts in this initiative.

  4. Networking development, namely with other Belt & Road think tanks in China, Europe and Portuguese Speaking Countries.

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ASSOCIAÇÃO EM MACAU PARA A COOPERAÇÃO CIENTÍFICA ENTRE A CHINA E OS PAÍSE DE LÍNGUA PORTUGUESA 

Macao Association for Scientific Cooperation between China and Portuguese Speaking Countries 

The Macao Association for Scientific Cooperation between China and Portuguese Speaking Countries | Associação em Macau para a Cooperação Científica entre a China e os Países de Língua Portuguesa | 中國 與葡語國家科學合作澳門協會 promotes collaboration between researchers located in China and Portuguese Speaking Countries through Macao, in all scientific areas.

The association fosters networking activities with researchers located in China and Portuguese Speaking Countries such as meetings, seminars, conferences, and others. Our members belong to multiple research institutions from Macao, mainland China and Portuguese Speaking Countries and share information on relevant initiatives, enhancing their visibility and improving cooperation between partners.

The association aims to contribute to the role of Macao as a platform for cooperation between China and Portuguese Speaking Countries with a focus on science.

Sponsors

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FUNDAÇÃO PARA A CIÊNCIA E A TECNOLOGIA

FCT Foundation

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia is the Portuguese public agency that supports science, technology and innovation, in all scientific domains, under responsibility of the Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education. FCT was founded in 1997, succeeding the Junta Nacional de Investigação Científica e Tecnológica (JNICT). Since March 2012, FCT has coordinated public policies for the Information and Knowledge Society in Portugal, after the integration of the Knowledge Society Agency-UMIC. In October 2013, FCT took over the attributions and responsibilities of the Fundação para a Computação Científica Nacional (FCCN), (Foundation for National Scientific Computation). 

FCT’s vision is:

  • To establish Portugal as a global reference in science, technology and innovation;

  • To ensure that knowledge generated by scientific research is used fully for economic growth and the well-being of all citizens.

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CENTRO CIENTÍFICO E CULTURAL DE MACAU

Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre

The Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre, endowed with administrative autonomy and individual capital, is a public institute integrated within the internal administration of the Portuguese State, under the supervision of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education. The Centre’s mission is to produce, promote and disseminate knowledge about Macau as a platform between Portugal and the People’s Republic of China, as well as between Europe and Asia. The Centre is also a forum dedicated to studying and teaching the Chinese language and China’s culture and history, and a centre for scientific research and continuous and advanced training on Portugal-China and Europe-Asia international relations.

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FUNDAÇÃO JORGE ÁLVARES

Jorge Álvares Foundation

Jorge Álvares (born late 15th century in Freixo Espada à Cinta)  was a Portuguese explorer. He is credited as being the first European to have reached China by sea (Delta do Rio das Pérolas) during the Age of Discovery thus initiating the Portuguese contacts between the two countries for more than five centuries.

In May 1513, Álvares sailed under the Portuguese Malacca captain Rui de Brito Patalim in a junk from Pegu. The expedition was accompanied by five other junks and Álvares himself was accompanied by two other Portuguese mariners. Based on information from their captain, they hoped to find trade.

During his navigation he built a stone monument on the island of Lintin (called Tamão or Tamen by the Portuguese), the first Portuguese construction in China. 

Álvares later joined the venture of establishing the settlements in Tamão from around 1513 to 1514.

Following this visit, several trading posts were established in the province of Canton where, later, the famous warehouse of Macau was built.

He died on July 8, 1521 in Guangzhou or Canton (Tamão to the Portuguese) in Southern China.

The Jorge Álvares Foundation, founded on December 14 1999, is a private institution with corporate identity.

The main objectives of the foundation which bears his name are:

  • to engage in activities of a cultural, scientific, artistic and social nature; such activities are to be carried out, namely, within the framework of an inter-cultural dialogue, bearing in mind the specificity of Macao that results from a century-long Portuguese presence in that territory.

 

  • promote supportive actions to institutions established in Portugal that show dedication to the study and promotion of Macao.

  • to support the promotion of activities and initiatives linked to the diaspora of the people of Macau, fomenting a greater knowlwedge of Macao, its reality and future projection.