sede Quinta do Pombeiro, Casa Senhorial Norte, Azinhaga do Pombeiro , 1900-793 , Lisboa
telefone21 831 43 72
fax21 837 50 72
website www.cpr.pt
CPR Portuguese Refugee Council

The Portuguese Council for Refugees (CPR) is a non-profit, independent and pluralistic Non-Governmental Development Organization (NGO), inspired by a humanist culture of tolerance and respect for the dignity of other peoples. With a long-standing experience in managing EU and National Funds, CPR, founded in 1991, runs two reception centres for refugees in Portugal, one of them dedicated to the support of unaccompanied refugee minors. Is currently building a third one, with the financial support of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB).

The NGO is a well-established organization with over six dozen of collaborators, with several ongoing projects financed by several entities, aiming at refugees integration and integration, promotion of humanitarian and sustainable asylum policies, training and raising awareness of this issue and human rights in general.It is the operational partner of the UNHCR for Portugal, maintaining a Protocol of Cooperation since July 1993 for the legal and social protection of asylum seekers and refugees. Since December 1998, the date of UNHCR's closure in Portugal, CPR has been representing this organization in this country.

CPR has focused heavily on the training of technicians, lawyers, students, journalists, volunteers, with the aim of ensuring a more informed reception society on the subject of Asylum and Refugees. At European level CPR is European member Council on Refugees and Exiles - ECRE (European Council on Refugees and Exiles) and the European Legal Network on Asylum - ELENA (Network European Legal Asylum) and Separated Children European Programme Network - SCEP (European Network for Separate Children).

On 12 December 2000, the CPR was awarded the "Human Rights Award" of the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic.


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