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Portuguese associative movement in France, 1902-2023
Liliana Nunes e Carlota Moura Veiga *
Portugal has historically been recognised as a country of emigrants. Since the early days of migration, it has been characterised by higher volumes of Portuguese outflows than foreign inflows. Compared to transatlantic migrations in the first phase, from the 1960s onwards there was a redirection of Portuguese migratory flows towards northern European countries, among which France stands out. The strong presence of the Portuguese community in this country triggered the activation of a strong associative movement, which led to the creation of this factsheet. To this end, a database was set up containing the associations founded by Portuguese residents in France from 1902 to 2023. In this way, it is possible to identify the periods of greatest Portuguese emigration to France and, in turn, the evolution of the Portuguese associative movement in French territory in terms of its organisation and goals.

Series  OEm Fact Sheets
Number  17
Date  february 2024
Pages  34
ISNN  2183-4385
DOI  10.15847/CIESOEMFS172024
Keywords  Associative movement, associations, France, Portuguese emigration.
Contents  Portuguese emigration to France. Characterisation of the Portuguese associative movement in France, 1902-2023. Evolution of the associative movement in France, 1902-2023 Metadata. Bibliographical references. Annex (tables)
Cite as  Nunes, Liliana e Carlota Moura Veiga (2024), “Portuguese associative movement in France, 1902-2023”, OEm Fact Sheets, 17, Observatório da Emigração, CIES, Iscte, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. DOI: 10.15847/CIESOEMFS172024


Graph 5  Top 13 departments in France with Portuguese associations, 1902-2023

Source  Graph by the Emigration Observatory, values from Assoce, Associations Info, Net1901, L'Annuaire des Entreprises, Lusojornal and the associations' websites/Facebook.   


* Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal

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