The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros), acting through its General Directorate for Bilateral Cultural Relations (Direcção Geral das Relações Culturais Bilaterais) coordinates Portuguese cultural activities abroad. It manages the representation of Portugal in international bodies and makes arrangements for bilateral cultural agreements. It also supervises the granting of scholarships in accordance with these agreements.

All international cultural activities are performed in close cooperation with the Cabinet for International Cultural Relations (Gabinete das Relações Culturais Internacionais) attached to the State Secretariat for Culture.

The international activities of the Ministry of Education (Ministério da Educação) are aimed at promoting the study of the Portuguese language abroad. It has two bodies engaged in international cultural activities: Foreign Relations Office (Gabinete de Relaçoes Internacionais) and the Camões Institute (Instituto Camões).


8.1 Ministries, authorities and academies
Comissão Nacional da UNESCO
Direcção-Geral dos Espectáculos e das Artes, Praça dos Restauradores Gabinete de Relações Internacionais
Ministério da Educação Direcção-Geral das Relações Culturais Bilaterais
Presidencia do Conselho de Ministros Rua Prof. Gomes Teixeira
8.2 Central cultural institutions Arquivos Nacionais
Torre do Tombo Alameda da Universidade
Cinemateca Portuguesa Instituto Português da Biblioteca Nacional e do Livro Rua Ocidental ao Campo Grande 83
Instituto Portugues da Arte Cinematográfica e do Audiovisual
Rua de S. Pedro de Alcântara, 45, 1o
Instituto Portugues do Património Arquitectónico e Arqueológico

8.3 Associations
Federação Portuguesa das Colectividades de Cultura e Recreio

Presidente da República recebeu Confederação Portuguesa das Colectividades - NOTÍCIAS - PRESIDENCIA.PT


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* This monograph is based on a selection of data from the Cultural Policies Data Bank and on the documents collected by the Documentation Centre for Cultural Development and Cooperation, Culturelink. The original draft, written by Borko Augustin, has been revised by the Cabinet for International Cultural Relations, State Secretariat for Culture, Portugal. It has also been revised by Daniela Angelina Jelincic, Culturelink, IMO in 1999.