The Municipality of Guimarães, through the Guimarães Cities 4CSR and Guimarães Marca projects, will organize a session to debate the Patronage Law   and its feasibility in the Portuguese context , the session will feature some guests who will share your experience on this topic.


 > Rita Trabulo | Coordinating Associate of the Startinnovation Team, CCA LAW FIRM
> Marcos Freitas Carvalho | Founder of the firm Freitas Carvalho Advogados
> Paulo Mourão | PhD in Economics and specialist in Social Economics

Meet the speakers

Rita Trabulo
Coordinating associate of the Startinnovation Team, the CCA LAW FIRM team focuses on legal support for Startups, at all stages and encompassing all legal areas. Over time, it has been working mainly with Entrepreneurs, SMEs and Startups, covering the entire life cycle of projects, namely in Corporate, M&A and Funding topics, in addition to general monitoring through mentoring and legal guidance.
Paulo Mourão
Paulo Reis Mourão was born in Vila Real (Portugal). Author of several dozen scientific articles indexed in ISI Thompson and of several books focused on Economics, Public Finance, Social Economy and Sport Economics. It is an assiduous presence in the national and international media, with several scientific recognition awards.PhD in Economics, he is one of the Professors at the University of Minho who has visited the largest number of international universities. Most of his international lectures cover current international economic issues, socio-economic and environmental imbalances as well as the challenges posed to the various markets.
Marcos Freitas Carvalho
Marcos Freitas Carvalho is the Founder of Freitas Carvalho | Lawyers. He is a specialist in the field of Tax Law. Post-graduated in Corporate Tax Law by the IDET-Institute of Business and Labor Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra and a master’s degree in Tax Law by the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal. He was a member of the Tax and Customs Authority, in the Finance Department of Porto, in the Tax Justice Division. He was a lawyer at a law firm in Lisbon, in the Department of Tax Law, Economic Regulation, Energy and Projects, and was also a tax consultant in several law firms in that city.


About URBACT Cities4CSR

URBACT Cities4CSR is a European program for learning and exchanging experiences, promoting and developing solutions to problems and challenges that arise in urban areas. The project has two main objectives: to establish relationships between the offer of corporate social responsibility actions and the needs of local social institutions and to share and replicate these good practices.

This initiative has the presence of 10 international cities: Milan (Italy), Nantes (France), Bratislava (Slovakia), Sofia (Bulgaria), Budaors (Hungary), Molina de Segura (Spain), Bratsa (Bulgaria), Kekava ( Latvia) and Rijeka (Croatia), Rijeka (Croatia) and Guimarães (Portugal).

URBACT Cities4CSR Guimarães is working on the development of a collaborative technological platform, which will allow the articulation between companies and organizations of social, cultural and sports solidarity. As a final objective, the municipality intends to strengthen the capacity of social support through the improvement of local public policies and the elaboration of a local strategy anchored in the business fabric for the promotion and dynamization of Corporate Social Responsibility actions.

The digital platform will serve to connect those who need assistance and those willing to help. Currently, Guimarães lacks a solid mechanism for the articulation between companies and organizations of social, cultural and sports solidarity.

In an initial phase, the companies that belong to Guimarães Marca and the Social Solidarity Institutions that make up the Local Council for Social Action will be involved. In the second phase of the project (which will run until August 2022) it is intended to involve a greater number of both companies and Solidarity, Cultural and Sports institutions.

So far, working meetings of the Local Action Group (GAL) have been held, in which the Municipality of Guimarães, some companies from the Guimarães Marca community and various institutions of the Guimarães Local Social Action network participate.