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1. General Information

Amadora is a municipality situated northwest of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area. The population in 2011 was 175,136 in an area of 23.78 km². It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Portugal (7363 inhab/ km²). Administratively, the municipality is divided into six civil parishes (freguesias). Although essentially residential, Amadora has commercial zones and industry, and is the seat of a number of international companies.

Population: 175,136 inhabitants

Location: District of Lisbon, Portugal

Official website:

Twinned withTarrafal (Cabe Verde), Huambo (Angola), Piracicaba (Brasil), Autonomous region of Príncipe (S. Tomé e Príncipe)

Participation in European/international networks: Local Urban development European network, Civitas

 2. The city in our network 

The city and the EFUS:

Member since : 2015

Member of the Executive Committee since : 2016

Attended :

  • Executive Committee, Setubal, Portugal, 28th June 2016
  • Efus General Assembly, Paris, France, 24th June 2015
  • Security & Tourism conference, Paris, France, 25-26 June 2015
  • Field visit on the banks of the Saint Martin Canal, Paris, France, 26th of June 2015
  • Presentation of the GPIS ( Groupement Parisien Interbailleurs de Surveillance), Paris, France, 26th June 2015
  • Presentation and visit of the Night Council, Paris, France, 26th June 2015

3. Project Files (Best practice forms)

4. Further information

Since 2010, Amadora has participated in the “Making cities resilient” campaign of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The municipality designed a strategy for preparedness for, mitigation of, and prevention of risks. Amadora’s campaign, “My city is getting ready”, which demonstrates the importance of risk reduction, involves representatives of the local, scientific, and academic communities.

Amadora is a partner of the EU-funded project, “Managing Urban Risks in Europe: Implementation of the City Disaster Resilience Scorecard (U-SCORE)”. Through this project, which is part of the European programme on civil protection and adaptation to climate change, five European cities (Amadora, Portugal; Stoke-on-Trent and Salford, UK; Jönköping and Arvika, Sweden) will pilot the Resilient Cities Scorecard which is currently being developed by UNISDR together with IBM and AECOM. The Resilient Cities Scorecard enables local governments to measure their resilience and develop action plans accordingly.

In the field of social integration, Amadora is developing a project titled “Do not feed the rumour”, as part of an anti-rumours European campaign C4i-Communication for Integration, co-funded by the Council of Europe and the European Commission (European Integration Fund). This project targets prejudice, rumours and stereotypes by using viral information techniques to provide evidence-based answers to common misconceptions. Active participation from citizens as “anti-rumour agents” is a key feature of the scheme.

This project imparts upon 10 European cities (Amadora, Bilbao, Botkyrka, Erlangen, Limerick, Loures, Lublin, Nuremberg, Patras and Sabadell) a method of communication  which was inspired by the anti-rumour campaign implemented by the Municipality of Barcelona in 2010.

Amadora data: Amadora em números