There are many reasons why
Porto is the ideal location
for the EMA.

WE GUARANTEE
AN EFFECTiVE
EMA RELOCATION

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WE GUARANTEE AN EFFECTiVE EMA RELOCATION

Porto meets all the requirements to guarantee an effective transition, ensuring business continuity, in a solid health and research environment, with Infarmed – the Portuguese National Authority for Medicines and Health Products – as a committed and reliable partner.

A welcoming atmosphere will be provided by Portuguese people in this safe, open-minded and vibrant city where the reasonable cost of living has attracted expats from all over the world.

Effective Relocation

A PRIVILEGED LOCATION
IN PORTO CITY CENTRE

EMA’s headquarters will be located in Porto’s city centre in a state-of-the-art building, just 20 minutes away from the airport and close to various transportation options within the city and its surroundings. The historic centre of Porto is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a continuously regenerated urban area.

YOU FIND A ONE-STOP-SHOP
TO MAKE FAMILIES' RELOCATION EASIER

When moving to Portugal, EMA’s staff and families can count on a quick and seamless relocation, supported by a One-Stop-Shop. This service will assist future residents in formalities before arrival, and during the move, in a single window service, physically and digitally available.

YOU FIND AN ATTRACTIVE
TAX REGIME

Portugal has one of the most competitive tax regimes aimed at attracting non-resident qualified professionals and high value-added activities worldwide.

YOU FIND HIGH-QUALITY AND MODERN ACCOMMODATION FOR EMA EXPERTS

From boutique and historic hotels to design and luxury ones, the accommodation choice in Porto is impressive, as well as the locations – city centre and seaside – with excellent price-quality ratio. Either by metro, bus or taxi most of them can be reached from the city airport in an average of 20 minutes.

YOU FIND THRIVING INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY

Portugal has international and local IT providers for Data Centre Networks able to offer EMA the technological services it needs, displaying excellent internet and fibre connections, with broadband available to all homes (covering almost 100% of households).

INFARMED AS A COMMITTED
EMA PARTNER

Portugal, through its National Regulator Infarmed, has been playing an active role in the construction and consolidation of the European Medicines System: Infarmed actively contributes to the development of scientific evaluation procedures.