The Foundation


The Vasco Vieira de Almeida Foundation was established on 13 December 2016 by Vieira de Almeida & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados SP RL (VdA) with a key mission to promote citizenship education and the essential role of education and knowledge in upholding human rights and the rule of law, in line with the active civic, social and cultural engagement of VdA’s founding partner, Vasco Vieira de Almeida, and further reinforcing VdA’s longstanding commitment to social responsibility.

Mission and Goals

The VVA Foundation has as its mission to promote education for citizenship and contribute to the development of a more informed, integrated and inclusive society. The VVA Foundation also aims to increase civic responsibility, using education, knowledge and culture as vehicles to uphold human rights and the rule of law, while steadily affirming its role as an active player in these domains, in Portugal.

Strategic Axes

The Vasco Vieira de Almeida Foundation fulfils its mission through the following strategic axes:


The Foundation contributes to the affirmation of education as an essential tool in access to equal opportunities, through the promotion of innovative projects with a transformational impact on individual and collective development and, consequently, on a more active and responsible citizenship.

Justice & Human Rights

Intervening in matters of respect for human rights, tackling all its violations - promoting collective awareness on the importance of respect for the principles of the rule of law and contributing to a freer, fairer and more supportive society - is one of the Foundation's strategic objectives.

Knowledge & Science

The dissemination of knowledge and science is an essential dimension for building a more open, intervening and inclusive society. The Foundation aims to deepen the study of relevant topics in the context of its objectives, contributing to the advancement of knowledge and innovation and their effective integration into the community, valuing and promoting high excellence scientific production and fostering the development of platforms and networks that promote access, understanding and assimilation.


Our intervention in culture underlines the Foundation's aim to contribute to a more informed and inclusive society, from the point of view of civic responsibility, central to its activity, promoting the appreciation of culture in its various expressions, from contemporary creation to historical heritage, from the visual to the performing arts, from music to literature, fostering critical thinking, multiculturalism and the interdisciplinarity between art, science, technology and sustainability.

Legal Documents

Fundação Vasco Vieira de Almeida provides the following documents regarding its activity:

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