My activities as an MEP allow me to continue with some of my functions as a Full Professor at the Institut Superior Técnico. I continue to sit on juries and other activities related to my scientific work and supervising scientific work.
The European Group of the Social Democratic Party has set up a "Local Government Network- Europe" which assigns a sector and geographical region to each member. I am responsible for the network with Beja, Evora, Faro and Portalegre. In so far as the organisation of the Social Democratic Party at a European level is concerned, I am responsible for liaising with young people and with the Young Social Democrats.
This section will also give an account of my political activities within the PSD, the different meetings that I attend in Portugal and the various visits that I make across the country.