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

YOU FIND
THE RIGHT REASONS
TO MOVE

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A city that makes you feel at home

Safe, sunny, with a rich culture and heritage resulting from nine centuries of history, and with a high quality of health services, international schools and excellent flight connections to all over the world, Porto offers a unique quality of life.

Porto was recognized as European Best Destination in 2012, 2014 and 2017. In addition, it received other awards such as TripAdvisor’s Best Destination on the Rise 2015, US Today Travel’s Best Under-the-Radar Romantic Destination 2015, Trivago’s Best Value City Index 2015, and Lonely Planet’s Third place of Best Value 2017.

Reasons to Move

YOU ARE AT EASY REACH OF EUROPEAN CAPITALS

Due to its geographical location and historic relations, Porto is a privileged gateway to European, American, African and Asian countries.

YOU HAVE A WIDE
TRANSPORT NETWORK

Modern public transport network covers the entire city area, connecting it with the Metropolitan Area districts.

YOU FIND INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS FROM NURSERY TO UNIVERSITY

Multilingual, European-oriented schooling facilities able to accommodate the needs of the children from EMA’s staff, from nursery to university, can be found in the Porto area.

YOU HAVE TOP PERFORMING
HEALTH SYSTEM

The Portuguese health system is the 12th most performing in the world and the 9th in Europe, according to the World Health Organization.

YOU FIND GREAT JOB AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Portugal has become a top destination for foreign investments in recent years. According to EY’s Attractiveness Survey 2017, the number of direct foreign investment projects in Portugal grew by around 26% in 2016. 32% of investors inquired expect to expand or establish operations in Portugal in 2017. The country’s outlook for investment is even more attractive (an increase of 15 p.p. from 2016).

YOU FIND A BROAD
SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM

The Social Security System in Portugal is a very broad system, similar to other European systems, and is complemented by multiple instruments. It applies to all individuals working in Portugal, either as employees or self-employed.

YOU FIND A COSMOPOLITAN LIFESTYLE

From museums and music festivals to opera and street art, Porto has a busy cultural agenda throughout the year.