Appreciating and supervising the activities carried out by the Administration, pronounce and deliberate on all matters of interest to the parish are some of the powers of the Arroios Parish Assembly.
The Assembly also has the power to approve the plan options and budget proposals, as well as its revisions, to authorize the Parish Council to borrow and to open credit; approve the rates and prices of the parish and set the respective value; authorize the acquisition, sale or encumbrance of immovable property in excess of the limit set for the Parish Council and define the respective general conditions, and may determine the recourse to the public auction; approve the personnel map of services of the parish; to approve the creation and reorganization of the services of the parish, to monitor and supervise the activity of the Parish Council; to pronounce and deliberate on all the subjects that aim at the continuation of the attributions of the parish; pronounce and deliberate on all matters of interest to the parish, on its own initiative or upon request of the Parish Council.
The Parish Assembly meets in regular session four times a year – in April, June, September and November or December – and may meet extraordinarily. These sessions are aimed at reading, discussing and approving the various subjects through the vote of each elected member of the Assembly
The ordinary sessions are open to the public and everyone can attend and / or intervene with questions of public interest about the parish. Those interested in participating with some intervention need only make a previous registration, which can be done from the moment the announcement is made public through the usual means of the Parish Council such as the “muppies”, the website and Arroios TV. They can also register face-to-face at the Parish Council’s headquarters and office branches, via email to the email@example.com contacts or the firstname.lastname@example.org adresses, or on the same day, minutes before the start of the session, at the entrance of the ordinary session’s chosen location.
The Parish Assembly is the parish’s representative body with decision-making powers through a voting system on the part of each constituent member. It is composed of 19 members, since the number of voters exceeds 20 thousand, and is marked by diversity, which enriches the dialogue between the various political positions.
Its constitution is elected by universal, direct and secret suffrage of the voters registered in the respective area, according to the system of proportional representation. Thus, in the municipal elections of October 1, 2017, the Partido Socialista was the most voted political force, having elected nine members, followed by the Partido Social Democrata with three. The Partido Comunista Português, the Bloco de Esquerda and the CDS-PP elected 2 members each and the PAN elected 1 member.
In addition to the applicable legal norms, the functioning of the Arroios Parish Assembly is governed by a statute that was approved in the meeting of the Parish Assembly of June 30th, 2014. With the election of the autarchic organs for the years 2017-2021 and the respective inauguration on October 25, 2017, the statute of the Arroios Parish Assembly of currently in force will be subject very soon to a review.
You can consult the statute in the documents area.
A native of Lisbon, from the S. Sebastião da Pedreira parish, Anabela Pires currently resides in parish of Arroios. With a degree in History from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon, she has been a member of the Lisbon City Council since 1991, working in the cultural area and currently working as coordinator of the Office of Olisiponense Studies. Between 2006 and 2010, she was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Railway Museum. Elected to the Pena Parish Assembly by the Socialist Party, ahw was President of this same Assembly from 1993 to 1998, integrating from 1998 to 2001 the Administration of this Parish Council. Anabela also served as President of the Arroios Parish Assembly between 2013 and 2017.
With a degree in History from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon, Vítor Carvalho’s professional career has been exercised in the area of Human Resources and Training. He is currently the Executive Director of APG – the Portuguese Association of People Management and a member of the Editorial Board of the “Pessoal” magazine. He is the Portuguese representative in the European Association for People Management (EAPM). He was born in the old parish of São Jorge de Arroios where he still resides, having participated actively in various groups of the parish church (scouts, acolyte, choir, theater group). From 2009 to 2013 he was a member of the São Jorge de Arroios Parish Assembly and, in the mandate of 2013-2017, he held the position of 1st Secretary of the Board of the Parish Assembly of Arroios, always elected by the Socialist Party.
Maria Gonçalves has a degree in Social Work from the Higher Institute of Social Services in Lisbon and a degree in Urbanism at the Universidade Lusófona, as well as in the area of Migration, Ethnic Minorities and Transnationalism, at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Superior Technical of Local Administration since 1989, Maria Gonçalves works in the area of Housing, Urban Planning and Urban Rehabilitation. From 2009 to 2013 she was a member of the Parish Assembly of the former parish of Santa Isabel (Lisbon), elected by the Socialist Party.
Frederico Pereira was actively involved in young associations: was a Salesian scout from the CNE for a decade, a volunteer at the Food Bank and practiced rugby. Professionally he worked as a financial manager in multinational companies such as Xerox and Bayer, first in Portugal and later in Barcelona, where he lived and worked. He is a National Councilor for the CDS and the national leader of the Popular Youth, where he currently holds the position of Vice-President of the National Congress Bureau.
Ana Filipe was born in Setúbal in 1989 and lives in Lisbon since 2007. She is an Architect, having graduated in 2013 by the Faculty of Architecture of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. After a two year experience abroad, where she began her activity as an Architect, working as an intern at the Federal University of Viçosa and as an Architect at Atelier Alephzero, she returned to Lisbon where currently lives and works. At present Ana Filipe is an Architect and adviser in the area of urban planning.
A retired Insurance Professional, Maria Fernanda Lacerda has been living in the parish for 40 years. Has a degree in Accounting and Financial Control, with a postgraduate in Audit and Accounting of Management of Financial Institutions. Is also a Certified Accountant, a Chairman of the Fiscal Council of the Mútua dos Pescadores, Mútua de Seguros, and CRL. Beginning Course / Improvement of concertina execution techniques.
Graduated in Law from the Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, Vítor Fernandes lived and worked as a lawyer in the Arroios parish for 17 years. He has been a lawyer on his own since 1992 and has been a member of the Legislative Revision Groups on Social Housing and supported by the Office of the Deputy Secretary for Health and Social Affairs of the Government of Macao, having also worked as a juror at the Macao Housing Institute and the Technical and Legal Office of Macao Public Administration and Civil Services. He currently works as a law firm in his own office, being a member of the International Bar Association and TEN – The European Network of Law Firms.
Graduated in Civil Engineering from the Universidade do Algarve, António Valente began his professional activity in 2001 at SOMEC, S.A., where he worked on works management. In 2004 he joined the staff of Águas do Algarve, S.A., in the Department of Infrastructures Management. Since 2014, he has been working in Logistics of the Águas de Portugal, S.A . company.
With a degree in Banking Management, equality and social justice have always been priorities for Maria Eugénia da Gama e Silva. Therefore she has been linked to institutions that aim at these same ideals, such as the Portuguese League Against Cancer or the Portuguese Association for Victim Support, where she has volunteered. In terms of equality, she was a member of the Workers’ Committee, the Banking Union and the General Consumers Union where she still works. Her journey, together with the fact that she was born, and has lived to this day, in the Parish, will allow her to be an asset to the Parish Assembly, where she will fight for justice, equality and respect, and for a better Arroios Parish for all.
Maria José de Matos has a degree in History from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon and in History and Geography from the University of Salamanca, with Postgraduate Studies in European Studies and Human Rights, and a Master’s Degree in Sociology-Social Trends of Our Time at UNED, Madrid. She was Director of Services at DSAC / SCML. She volunteered, and was part of the Directorate of the Portuguese Center for Refugees for 12 years. She was also the founder of an IPSS in Zambujeira do Mar, municipality of Odemira. Militant of the PS, was Town Councilor of Odemira between 1993 and 1997, member of the Council of Jurisdiction of the PS and the Department of Socialist Women.
Has a degree in Geography and Regional Planning from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Between 1979 and 2016, he was an employee of the Lisbon City Council, where he held the position of Head of Division (1993 to 2010) with responsibility for image, animation, promotion / dissemination of Lisbon markets, promotion of associativism and training /renovation of traders. Retired since 2016, he collaborates on a voluntary basis with the Community Center of Carcavelos.
Graduated in Political Science and International Relations, Maria Margarida dos Santos is finishing her Masters degree on the subject of Participative Democracy. In professional terms, she currently holds the position of Senior Technician in the Quality Management Service of COFAC. She assumes management positions in different Parent Associations, having been linked for more than 10 years to the Portuguese Cooperative Movement.
A native of the S. Sebastião da Pedreira parish, Lisbon, Carla Cristina da Silva has a degree in Communication Sciences – Cultural Management, and a Master’s degree in Political Science – Citizenship and Governance, at the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies (ULHT). Her professional career has been carried out in the administrative and assistant areas, as a secretary in a law firm and, for more than ten years, as assistant administrative assistant and pedagogical in the direction of the Faculty of the ULHT.
With a background in Banking Management Course of the Banking Training Institute, José Manuel Rodrigues worked for the Banco Português do Atlântico and the Banco Comercial Português (currently Millennium bcp) in the financial and commercial areas. He was also responsible for the Private Banking in Angola. He left the Banking at the end of 2012, and is currently an entrepreneur in the financial branches of consulting and real estate. Director of the Camões Scholastic Club, which has a strong social responsibility dimension, encouraging young people to practice sports as a base activity for leisure time and to promote healthier lifestyles.
José Eduardo Vera de Matos holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and has developed research projects in the same institution as well as in the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Finance, as a trainee. He has been living in the Arroios parish for more than twenty years, where he participates in volunteering activities for the benefit of the community since joining the Dona Luísa de Gusmão High School, where he was also a representative of the students in the Pedagogical Council between 2010 and 2012. He is also militant of the Socialist Youth since 2016.