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Jornal de Leiria – Portuguese portrait: caring for immigrants



The economic growth of countries always depends on the availability and use of productive resources: land, capital and labor. The productive factor of labor is the active population, which is measured not only by quantitative indicators (from 16 to 89 years old), but also by qualitative indicators (education, vocational training, specialization).

In 2021, the active population of the country was 5.15 million people, and over the past 20 years, Portugal has lost about 260 thousand able-bodied people. In terms of qualifications, the situation has improved significantly. 20 years ago, 70% of the active population had a basic education, 12% a secondary education, and 10% a tertiary education.

Currently, 35% of the country’s active population has a basic education, 31% a secondary education, and 34% a tertiary education. Two decades later, there were fewer people in the active population, but more qualified in terms of human capital. The demographic evolution of the active population depends on four factors: the number of live births, deaths, immigration and emigration.

Portugal has a long-term structural feature in its natural increase (live births minus deaths). According to data available on Pordata, the country lost 285,000 people between 2008 and 2021 (about 20,000 per year). But the natural population decline can be offset by migration flows (immigration minus emigration).

However, during the same period, the country’s migration balance was only 9,700 people. That is, between 2008 and 2021, Portugal lost an average of about 2 people per thousand inhabitants annually (this is the effective population growth rate). Natural increase is a structural demographic trend that can be reversed through government policies to raise the birth rate.

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Migration flows are stimulated by economic factors. For example, during the Troika period (2011-2014), the average unemployment rate in Portugal was 15%, and during this period, about 200,000 people (emigrants) left the country. Economic migrants move to countries, but they move primarily to territories, to cities.

The emphasized degree of urbanization that the planet is experiencing is largely supported by migration flows. Portugal, a country with an accelerated aging population (the aging index has increased by about 80% in 20 years), urgently needs two public policies: immigration and incentives to retain new talent.

The country must be able to renew its generations, because otherwise it loses an active population, conditions its economic growth and threatens the sustainability of social security. And more important than national policy, it is the regions and cities that should become attractive for attracting immigrants. Keep them close and cherish them.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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