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18 November 2021

Portugal: New collaboration between High Commission for Migration and police force

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On 9 November 2021 Portugal's High Commission for Migration (ACM, IP) and Public Security Police (PSP – Polícia de Segurança Pública) signed a new collaboration protocol. This new protocol continues and reinforces the existing 2016 protocol, which established the Together For All Programme - the provision of intercultural training to both police officers and ACM staff.

The objectives of the new protocol are as follows:

  • The implementation of strategies promoting human rights, and the improvement of living conditions for migrants and their descendants, Portuguese Roma communities, refugees and applicants for international protection. The specific aim is to involve entire communities in the building of a truly inclusive society;
  • Collaboration in the further development of the Together For All Programme, in order to ensure protection - against all forms of violence, discrimination and other criminal activities - for migrants and their descendants, Portuguese Roma communities, refugees and applicants for international protection;
  • Collaboration to improve the services offered, information given and protection and monitoring provided to migrants and their descendants, Portuguese Roma communities, refugees and applicants for international protection.

These objectives will be achieved nationwide through collaboration on various initiatives, such as provision of training for police officers in migration, interculturality and anti-discrimination issues, as well as the identification of reliable local interlocutors to ensure the security of target groups.

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Alina Esteves
Country Coordinator

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