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Artistic Inventory of the Archdiocese of Évora in the Municipality of Vendas Novas

Project promoter & a littel bit of background

Fundação Eugénio de Almeida | The Eugénio de Almeida Foundation is an institution of private law and public utility, headquartered in Évora, founded in 1963 by Vasco Maria Eugénio de Almeida. The objectives set out in the statutes were embodied in the re-creation of the Cartuxa Convent, in the construction of the Saint Joseph’s Oratory in 1964, and in the maintenance of the Instituto Superior Económico e Social de Évora (Évora Economic and Social Institution), which started the restoration of the University of Évora (...). From the 80s onwards the Foundation began a phase of recovery of assets and created a reference agricultural and industrial exploitation aiming at ensuring the economic self-sustainability of the institution.


The project consisted in the collection and listing of the religious assets existing in one of the municipalities of the Monte LAG area. This work complemented other interventions carried out by the Foundation, contributing to the enhancement and dissemination of the cultural and religious heritage of this area.

The Foundation applied for the LEADER Measure under the Rural Development Program for Mainland Portugal 2007-2013 for the collection, inventory, catalogue and dissemination of the diocesan mobile cultural heritage using new technologies. The investment amounted to €56,728.60 and benefited from a €45,382.88 public support (EAFRD+National).

The project will contemplate the computerized registration of the collections of churches, chapels, seminaries and religious institutions in 158 parishes in 24 municipalities, located in the districts of Évora, Portalegre, Santarém and Setúbal. This heavy financial structure has led the promoter to use collaborative protocols and Community funds for its development.

Previously, under the LEADER+ Initiative, the Foundation implemented an inter-institutional network for the creation of the Alentejo Social Observatory (OSA), a territorial animation project supported in 60% of a total cost of €6,570. The result of this work, was dissiminated in a publication which gave visibility to the social instituions of the district of Évora that was at the genesis of the OSA.


Évora | Largo do Conde Vila Flor



This conference was held from 26-28 September at the Évora Hotel, located in the historic city of Évora.