The Portuguese Association of Cities and Villages of Ceramics, referred to as APTCVC, is a non-profit association composed of municipalities and other entities.
The APTCVC is formed by 18 Portuguese municipalities, having as founding members, since 2018, Alcobaça, Aveiro, Barcelos, Batalha, Caldas da Rainha, Ílhavo, Mafra, Montemor-o-Novo, Redondo, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Tondela, Viana do Alentejo, Viana do Castelo and Vila Nova de Poiares.
In 2020 Porto de Mós and Oliveira do Bairro were admitted, followed by Leiria and Condeixa in 2021, as new associates.
These municipalities encompass the main ceramic centers of the national territory, in most cases, characterized by a strong ancestry and ceramic tradition.
APTCVC’s mission is to promote and encourage the economic, tourism and heritage development of the territories of the member municipalities with wide ceramic expression, contributing to the strengthening of cultural identity and preservation of collective memory.
To promote, at a national and international level, the protection, preservation and promotion of the cultural heritage associated with the ceramic activity.
◦ Ethics and Social responsibility;
◦ Transparency and Trust;
◦ Subsidiarity and Cooperation;
◦ Appreciation and Solidarity;
◦ Creativity and innovation;
◦ Quality and Professionalism;
◦ Excellence and Sustainability;
Municipal Councillor Miguel Capão Filipe, Aveiro
President of General Assembly Board
Vice President José Manuel Portel, Redondo
Vice President of General Assembly Board
Municipal Councillor Lara Henriques de Oliveira, Vila Nova de Poiares
Secretary of General Assembly Board
Municipal Councillor Célia Maria Batalha Fernandes, Mafra
President of the Board of Directors
Municipal Councillor Conceição Pereira, Caldas da Rainha
Vice President of the Board of Directors
Vice President Armandina Saleiro, Barcelos
Municipal Councillor Jorge Nunes, Reguengos de Monsaraz
Vice President Pedro Adão, Tondela
President Bernardino Bengalinha Pinto, Viana do Alentejo
President of the Supervisory Board
Municipal Councillor Inês Silva, Alcobaça
Vice President of the Supervisory Board
Municipal Councillor Maria de Fátima Teles, Ílhavo
Member of the Supervisory Board