Declarations
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May 25, 2024 José Manuel Bolieiro praises parliamentary approval of Plan and Budget proposals The President of the Regional Government of the Azores, José Manuel Bolieiro, praised on Friday the parliamentary approval of the Medium-Term Guidelines, as well as the Plan and Budget for 2024, adding that the tools to support Azorean families and companies are now fully operational. "I am very pleased, and I want to offer a word to all the Azorean women and men: the Government now has the necessary tools to do its best," he emphasised. José Manuel Bolieiro spoke to journalists on Friday, in Horta, at the end of the parliamentary week. Emphasising the amendments introduced by various parties and approved at the special session, the President of the Government stressed that a "duly approved Plan and Budget" represents a step forward in governance compared to the twelfths system.
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Opening session of the 4th Atlantic Centre Maritime Safety Course
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May 27, 2024 Portugal must regain its "Atlantic dimension," emphasises Artur Lima The Vice-President of the Regional Government of the Azores, Artur Lima, warned today at Lajes Base that Portugal must regain its "Atlantic dimension" and make Europe aware of its "maritime dimension." "As a country we have to recover our Atlantic dimension, raising the awareness of Europe of our maritime dimension and not just our continental dimension," he said. As a result of "European continentalisation and eastward enlargement," Portugal has "lost its Atlantic dimension," so it is time for the country and Europe to "seize the opportunity that the Atlantic represents" and "overcome this perverse effect of European integration." "And doing so requires, first and foremost, the definition of a strategic vision for this geographical space connecting the Americas to Europe," he said. "It is about using it [the Atlantic] with more intelligence, wisdom and ambition to harness the potential and resources of this ocean and to preserve it as a space for cooperation and security," he continued. Artur Lima spoke today at the opening session of the 4th Mid-Atlantic  Maritime Security Course (Atlantic Centre), which took place at Lajes Base. According to the government official, "any strategy for the Atlantic only makes sense if the Azores archipelago is specifically and thoughtfully considered." On the occasion, the Vice-President of the Government recalled that Azores are the reason why Portugal "has one of the largest Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) in the world" and why the country and Europe "have a maritime control and security system in the Euro-Atlantic area." Considering the Atlantic Centre a "good initiative" to "revalue the Atlantic," Artur Lima stressed that this is a "starting point" for the "work of rethinking the projection of Portugal as a country in this geopolitical world region." The 4th Mid-Atlantic Maritime Security Course is taking place until May 31 at Lajes Base, focusing on "Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the Atlantic." The course involves experts and auditors from countries and organisations linked to maritime security and fisheries regulation and control, from all over the Atlantic basin. With more participants than in previous editions, this year's edition brings together 42 auditors and 21 speakers.
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Closing session of the second edition of CanSat Junior Azores
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May 26, 2024 Space ecosystem in the Azores must be autonomic endeavour, emphasises Paulo Estêvão The Regional Secretary for Parliamentary Affairs and Communities, Paulo Estêvão, defended Saturday night in Santa Maria that the Azores' space ecosystem must be an "autonomic and non-partisan endeavour." Speaking in Vila do Porto, at the closing session of the second edition of CanSat Junior Azores, he emphasised that we are beginning to see "very significant results" in this area, some 20 years after the subject arrived in the Azorean Parliament shrouded in the "disbelief" of some.  "The important aspect is that this spirit of unity over an Azorean space ecosystem will be maintained and that we are united in the great goal of developing this industry. We will wait and see. We could have good news in the coming months," he added. Regarding CanSat Junior, Paulo Estêvão praised the work of the teachers and students, highlighting their "commitment and enthusiasm" during the days spent in Santa Maria. "Congratulations to everyone on the level achieved," he said, addressing all the teams and, also, the organisers - the event was won by youngsters from a class in Madalena, Pico, who will now take part in the national CanSat Junior event in Bragança. CanSat Junior Azores saw the participation of 13 teams from seven islands of the archipelago, involving about a hundred students and teachers. This event is part of the Dissemination, Education and Scientific Culture for Space priority axis of the Azores Strategy for Space, as an area of intervention to create generations of Azoreans attentive to the STEM sector (science, technology, engineering and maths), directly or indirectly linked to the space sector, contributing to meet the demands in terms of qualifications required by the sector and the growth of the space ecosystem in the Azores. CANSAT Junior Açores is an initiative organised by the Regional Government in partnership with the Portuguese delegation of the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO Portugal), Ciência Viva - National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture, and the Portuguese Space Agency - Portugal Space, with the support of various local, national and international organisations. A CANSAT is a microsatellite the size of a soft drink can - the name comes from the word can, "CAN," and the abbreviation "SAT" for satellite. In this competition, students are challenged to integrate all the basic systems of a satellite into this small volume, namely its antenna (transmitter), battery and sensors.
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Azores Commissariat for Children marks World Children's Day with conference on Educational Practices - poster
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May 25, 2024 Azores Commissioner's Office for Childhood marks World Children's Day with conference on Educational Practices On May 28, the Regional Secretariat for Health and Social Security, through the Azores Commissioner's Office for Childhood (CIA), promotes a conference on "Educational practices sensitive to attachment" by Professor Dora Pereira. This initiative marks World Children's Day, which, as usual, brings together various recreational, sporting and cultural activities in all parts of the Region. The conference will take place at amphitheatre VIII of the University of the Azores, in Ponta Delgada, between 9:30 am and 11:30 am. It will be broadcast online to reach all interested parties. The theme "Educational practices sensitive to attachment" addresses the impact of the attachment system on learning and aims to promote positive and meaningful relationships with students, reduce deviant and antisocial behaviour, and increase school success. This event is aimed at all professionals working with children and young people, particularly teachers, psychologists, social workers and other senior technicians working in schools, Free Time Occupation Centres and Youth Inclusion Development Centres. It should be noted that this innovative methodology is already being implemented in the Autonomous Region of Madeira and some of its results will be presented during the conference. This initiative is part of the Activity Plan of CAI for this year.
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May 24, 2024 Technicians from Madeira Agricultural and Agrifood Laboratories visit the Azores As part of the collaboration protocol between the Regional Government of the Azores and the Government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (RAM) in the field of agriculture, three technicians from the Agricultural and Agrifood Laboratories of that archipelago travelled to the Region this week to become acquainted with the various services provided by the Regional Veterinary Laboratory. This exchange aims to develop human, technical and scientific potential for developing actions of interest to both regions in the veterinary, zootechnical and agricultural fields, especially in animal health and welfare, by-products and beekeeping, among others. This is the second visit by technicians from the regional administration of Madeira to their counterparts in the Autonomous Region of the Azores. The visit also aims to harness the technical and scientific potential, establishing synergies for the development of projects of common interest, particularly in the areas of applied research and experimentation in veterinary science, zootechnics, agriculture, animal health and welfare, by-products, beekeeping, winegrowing and subtropical fruit growing, among others. This exchange of experiences and visits, which began in 2022 between both autonomous regions, is an opportunity for them to harness their technical and scientific potential for joint and common strategies. Under the protocol, the intention is to stimulate exchanges among technicians, agricultural producers and other economic agents from both regions, in the respective sectors, with a view to enhancing their professional, scientific and technological development, specifically by providing training, field trips and traineeships. The Director of Agricultural and Agrifood Laboratory Services and two heads of department from this organisation belonging to the Regional Government of Madeira took part in the visit to the Azores.
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