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The Conference aims to help policy makers understand Sensor Networks and their potential to help address global challenges. It will explore the conditions for and consequences of innovation in this area including economic aspects, privacy and information security as well as infrastructure issues.
During this official visit, Angel Gurría will meet with Portuguese government officials and hold a joint press conference with the Prime Minister to launch the OECD economic survey of Portugal.
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Portugal has made significant progress in fiscal consolidation and has launched important structural reforms to modernise the economy and enhance growth. After a weak performance from 2001 to 2005, output growth recovered in the past two years and, in 2007, it reached 1.9%, still insufficient to close the large income gap with wealthier OECD countries. Reaping the full benefits from globalisation in terms of faster and more
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Links to sites from Portugal on agri-environmental issues.
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Agri-environmental indicators for Portugal and data on the environmental performance of Portuguese agriculture. Extract from the publication Environmental Performance of Agriculture in OECD Countries since 1990 (2008) .
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Desempenho ambiental da agricultura na OCDE desde 1990: Secção relativa a cada país - Portugal
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Describing primary schools in a small city in Portugal is an opportunity for an overall look at the evolution of schools in general as special public buildings. A look at four of the six primary schools in the city of Caldas da Rainha shows how these public buildings have evolved, what they represent to the community, and how their architecture has corresponded to changing concepts in education and demands for flexibility over the
In today’s knowledge-driven global economy, tertiary education is more important than ever to help countries achieve their economic and social goals. Education authorities from around the world will meet at an OECD conference Lisbon on 3-4 April 2008.
This book identifies how international events work as a trigger for local development and what hosting cities and nations can do to ensure that positive local development is realised.
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In March 2007, the Portuguese government announced an ambitious plan to modernise secondary schools by improving the quality and usefulness of its teaching and learning facilities, while putting schools back into the centre of the community of which they are an integral part.