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Several initiatives launched to fight against COVID-19 pandemic impacts

Several entities are launching initiatives to help society, businesses and organizations cope with the pandemic, COVID-19.

Given their multiplicity, and without pretensions of exhaustiveness, we present links to the websites of some of these initiatives.


Promoted by the Government of Portugal, on the website "não paramos ESTAMOS ON" you will find information regarding emergency contacts, exceptional government and economic support measures, information on civil society initiatives, official documentation related to COVID-19, among others:


AIMMAP - Associação dos Industriais Metalúrgicos, Metalomecânicos e Afins de Portugal ( and ANEME - Associação Nacional das Empresas Metalúrgicas e Electromecânicas (

 have provided on their websites explanatory summaries of the main measures and legislative changes under COVID-19 that have an impact on companies.


AEP- Associação Empresarial de Portugal, provided a service to inform and support companies, in order to mitigate the impacts on business activity, with a telephone line and a direct email. In partnership with  “Ordem dos Médicos”, it also launched the SOS-Corona Virus initiative, which aims to reach hospitals and health centers, goods crucial to their functioning and protection


The FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology opens a call for tenders until April 5 for special support for rapid implementation projects for innovative solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Gulbenkian Foundation provided an emergency fund of 100 thousand euros to finance digital solutions promoting public health. The call is open until April 2, 2020.


In addition to these, several other worthy initiatives have been launched at national level.


At European level, the European Commission has launched an initiative for the coordination of a common European response to the COVID-19 outbreak. More information is available:


In response to the coronavirus outbreak, CEN, the European Committee for Standardisation, and CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation, have agreed, in collaboration with all their Members and following an urgent request from the European Commission, to make available free of charge a series of European Standards (ENs) for medical devices and personal protective equipment used in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. .

These standards are promoted by the National Standards Bodies, and in the Portuguese case, by IPQ - Portuguese Institute for Quality. For more information


News updated on: 30.03.2020

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