“Luxembourg Square” brought reflection on the future of Europe to São Brás de Alportel

The day ended with a stand-up roast by Manuel Cardoso, who is part of the team on the program “Isto é Gozar com Quem Trabalho”

“Praça do Luxemburgo on Tour – Debates and scenes about Europe” passed, on October 20th, through São Brás de Alportel to talk about the urgency of thinking about Europe and the role that everyone has in deciding its future.

David Ferreira da Silva, Daniela Cunha, João Diogo Barbosa, João Maria Jonet and Katerina Drakos, from different political and ideological backgrounds and backgrounds, got to know the reality of São Brás de Alportel with the São Brasenses they met in the streets, cafes, commercial establishments , at Ninho de Empresa 4 Olhos, at Mercado Municipal and at Escola Secundária José Belchior Viegas where they had a meeting with four 12th year classes, with the presence of the director of the Sónia Figueiredo School Group and vice-president Marlene Guerreiro.

Understand how the Portuguese, of all age groups, view Europe; understanding how the European Union is seen as an added value or not for Portugal and its member countries and understanding what the Portuguese want from the European Union were some of the questions that this team consulted with São Brasenses.

The day also allowed us to see some completed and ongoing works in the municipality using community support.

There was also a visit to the regional confectionery factory Ti Marquinhas and the company Chaveca & Janeira, as well as the “AcordARTE” exhibition.

The day ended with a debate that took place in Praça do Luxemburgo to debate the future of Europe in the heart of Largo de São Sebastião and where the team counted on the moderation of journalist Mónica Martins to moderate the debate that also hosted a young woman from São Brasío Lara Seixal.

The European Union's ability to intervene in international conflicts, terrorism, the environment, migration crises, economic and social development and the enlargement of the European Union were issues that were in focus at this meeting.

«The European people are multicultural. Above all, I believe that the humanist values ​​that are defended in the European Union are essential and that we must focus daily on these values», said, in turn, Vítor Guerreiro, president of the Chamber of São Brás de Alportel and member of the Committee of the Regions.

The debate ended with an intervention by the president of the Algarve Regional Coordination and Development Commission José Apolinário, who recalled the benefits that the European Union brought to the Algarve and the country and highlighted that «it is necessary to keep hope alive in Europe» and that in this period election it is important to understand what Europe can do for citizens.

The day ended with a stand-up roast by Manuel Cardoso, who is part of the team for the program “This is Enjoying with Whoever Works”.

The initiative is supported by the National Youth Council, the Academic Association of Economic and Political Sciences and the Municipalities and Intermunicipal Communities that join the project.