Youth Organization

Understanding Europe Portugal

Understanding Europe was first introduced in Portugal in 2017, and it has since grown rapidly. We are currently active in schools from north to south of the country, reaching high school students from standard education in all courses of studies, as well as students enrolled in vocational and professional education in varied fields.

Our seminars, expertly designed to be dynamic and engaging, have served to fill a gap regarding EU topics, which the Portuguese formal education system has yet to cover. For that reason, in our few but fulfilling years of action, we have received positive and encouraging feedback from both teachers and students.


Leonor Costa

“I got involved with Understanding Europe hoping to expand my own knowledge of the EU and developing new skills within the scopes of communication and teamwork. While being active in UE, having contact with both Trainers and students from different backgrounds, I have been presented with multiple learning experiences which I will undoubtedly take with me for the rest of my life.”

Afonso Cardo

“The European Union has such a profound impact on our lives, from the biggest investment helps to the smallest regulations, from the student in Porto to the farmer on the Alentejo – and yet there is a lack of understanding of it. This amazing project helps to fill this gap in a way that maximizes interaction and active learning, and it is my greatest pleasure to be a part of it.”