CNE - Portugal

The CNE - Conselho Nacional de Educaçao - is the national education council in Portugal. It is an organization, with advisory functions, of which the President is elected by Assembly of the Republic.

The CNE is responsable to issue opinions, statements and recommendations about all educational issues, at its own initiative or on request that may be proposed by the Gorvernment or Assembly of the Republic.

The CNE promotes the participation of various social forces, cultural and economic, contibuting to the social dialogue and consensus-building on Education.
+351 217 935 245

Contact person: Manuel Miguéns (

Rua Florbela Espanca, 1700-195 Lisboa

Recommendations 2022
Recommendation 1/2022 The Future of Vocational Education and training
Recommendation 3/2022 on receiving migrants and developing a more inclusive school
Recommendation 4/2022 Students’ participation in Higher Education

Recommendations and advice 2021
Advice 4/2021 on the Recovery and Resilience Plan
Recommendation 1/2021 on Schooling in the Post-Pandemic: Challenges and Strategies
Recommendation 2/2021 on the voice of children and youngsters in school education

Recommendations 2020
Recommendation 1/2020 on Environmental Education
Recommendation 4/2020 on the condition of specialised technical assistants who integrate educational activities in schools
Recommendation 5/2020 on Citizenship and Anti-racist Education
Recommendation 6/2020 on access to higher education and articulation with secondary education

Recommendations and advices 2019
Advice 3/2019 on the special application for access to higher education for holders of professional courses and specialized artistic courses
Advice 4/2019 on the implementation of Law 62/2007 - Legal Regime of Higher Education Institutions
Recommendation 1/2019 on Transfer of competencies to local authorities and inter-municipal entities regarding the public network of preschool education and basic and secondary education, including vocational education
Recommendation 2/2019 for a public policy on Adult Education and Training
Recommendation 3/2019 on Qualification and valorisation of educators and teachers of basic and secondary education

Advices 2018
Advice 4/2018 on the draft law amending the Organic Law of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I. P.
Advice 5/2018 on the draft law amending the Statute of the University Lecturing Career
Advice 6/2018 on the draft law amending the Statute of the Career of Teaching Staff in the Polytechnic Higher Education Institutions
Advice 7/2018 on the legal regime of inclusive education in preschool, basic and secondary education
Advice 8/2018 on the legal regime of institutions dedicated to scientific research and development
Advice 9/2018 on the legal regime of recognition of academic degrees and other qualifications granted by foreign higher education institutions
Advice 10/2018 on the International Student Statute
Advice 11/2018 on the Elementary and Secondary School Curriculum
Advice 12/2018 on the legal regime of higher education degrees and diplomas
Advice 13/2018 on the legal regime of Clinical Academic Centres

Recommendations 2017

Advice 1/2017
Advice on students with special educational needs in Higher Education
Advice 3/2017
Advice on Access to Higher Education
Advice 4/2017
Advice on Student Profile for the 21st Century
Technical Report – Student Profile - Competencies for the 21st Century

Recommendations 2016

Advice 1/2016
The teaching condition and educational policies
Technical Report - The teaching condition: contributions to a reflection

Advice 2/2016
Advice on assessment of learning and achievement of final exams in basic Education

Advice 4/2016
Advice on initial training of educators and teachers and access to the profession
Technical Report: Initial training of educators and teachers and access to the profession

Advice 5/2016
Advice on Organization of school and promotion of school success