National representation of the Association of European Cities and Regions for Culture
The Serra Henriques Foundation represented in Portugal, until 2019, the Association of European Cities and Regions for Culture (Les Rencontres). The organization was created in 1994 by the European Commission, Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs.
Portuguese mission was the institutional representation and the support of local
energization in the framework of European Cooperation for strengthening the collaboration between members and
stimulating active participation of municipalities in projects of
transnational dimension, enhacing cultural heritage
towards integrated regional development.