Jorge Barreto Xavier
Cultural manager, university professor and Portuguese author, was Secretary of State for Culture in the XIX Constitutional Government, Director-General for the Arts and Commissioner for the Candidacy of Oeiras as European Capital of Culture 2027. He has a degree in Law from UL and a postgraduate degree in Arts Management from INA, he completed a PhD program in Public Policies at ISCTE-IUL. Jorge Xavier is the Municipal Director of Education, Social Development and Culture for the Municipality of Oeiras.
Oeiras City Council
Created on the 7th June 1759, under the impulse of the then Prime Minister, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, Oeiras remained a rural Council until the second half of the 20th century. ince then, a slow but consistent path has transformed this territory into a quality urban space, based on principles of quality, innovation and preservation of its heritage.