The 16th International Metropolis Conference offers a variety of study tours in which you can participate.
The registration fee includes all the Study Tours, except no. 5.
See the description of each tour and participate.
STUDY TOUR 1 – Immigration and Integration
On this tour, you will have the opportunity to become familiar with the work of the Government of the Azores and several non-governmental organizations – Association of the Immigrants in the Azores and the Immigrant Support Community Center, developed in favor of the immigrant community residing in the Azores.
STUDY TOUR 2 – Deportation: two worlds, one (re) integration
On this tour, you will have the opportunity to become familiar with the work of the Government of the Azores and several non-governmental organizations – Regional Association of socio-cultural Rehabilitation and Integration of the Azores and the Association New Day, developed in favor of the deported citizens.
STUDY TOUR 3 – Azorean Emigration: the History of a People
On this tour, you will have the opportunity to become familiar with the history of Azorean emigration since its origin to the present day, by visiting the Emigration Museum, in Ribeira Grande, and watching a play at Teatro Ribeiragrandense.
STUDY TOUR 4 – Returning: in the border of belonging
During the last five decades, roughly two hundred thousand Azoreans have emigrated to destinations such as Bermuda, Canada and the United States of America. It is estimated that about ten thousand Azoreans have returned to the islands for various reasons. It is possible to define two types of returnees: the elderly (those who are retired) and those of working age.
During this tour, you will have the opportunity to become familiar with the profile of the returned emigrant, his / her reasons for departure and return, as well as several integration processes that he / she has been through.
STUDY TOUR 5 – Azorean Refugee Act, Pastore-Kennedy Act of 1958
On this tour, you will have the opportunity to travel to Faial Island on a flight lasting 45 minutes, flying over Pico Island, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal, and the highest point in the country. On Faial Island, you will visit the Interpretation Center of Capelinhos. Between 1957 and 1958, the population of Faial Island was affected by the eruption of Capelinhos Volcano, which destroyed a great part of the island.
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We look forward to seeing you in the Azores,