Initiatives for youth
In 2011, the Office for the Media, in conjunction with the UNESCO National Commission, created the “Young Talents” Journalism Prize, intended to discover and promote the capacities and talent of young people in the field of journalistic writing and freedom of expression, pluralism and diversity. Since 1997, the Portuguese Youth Institute has managed the Young Artists competition, which leads to the annual edition of the “Young Artists Exhibition”, and publication of the “Young Artists” catalogue and the “Young Writers” literary collection. After the Exhibition, several works are selected for itinerant “Young Artists Showcases”, that occur in the following year in 6 different parts of the country. This programme has helped jumpstart the careers of many artists through dissemination of their works and interaction with cultural agents and other artistic professionals.