Presentation

WHAT IS CIALP
CIALP is a non-governmental organization, registered as a private non-profit association, based in Lisbon (Portugal), it is composed by the professional associations of architects from Countries and Territories of Portuguese official language. CIALP is an institutional partner of the International Union of Architects (UIA) and advisory observer of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).
CIALP's main ambition is to approach and deepen the cooperation between its members, as well as to promote architecture among people who speak Portuguese, establishing itself as a platform for 150,000 architects of the Portuguese language, ie around 10% of the architects throughout the world, to a higher population universe of 250 million people of Countries and Territories of Portuguese official language.
CIALP’s members are the following ones: the Order of Angola of Architects, the Brazil Institute of Architects, the Order of Cape Verde Architects, Section of Goa from the Indian Institute of Architects (Indian Union), the Union of Guinea-Bissau of Architects, the Architects Association of Macau (China), the Mozambican Association of Architects, the Order of Architects of Portugal and the Order of Architects and Engineers of Sao Tomé e Principe. It is also an observer member the Council of Architecture and Urbanism of Brazil.
The governing bodies of CIALP are the General Assembly, the Executive Board and the Financial Committee; the latter two are elected by the General Assembly (two delegates per country or territory, usually mandated by their professional association) for a period of three years.

WHAT DOES CIALP STAND FOR?
CIALP seeks to develop activities in the following areas, among others:
01. Improvement of professional architects associations of Portuguese Language Countries and Territories, seeking its creation in those who do not exist.
02. Improving and enhancing the profession of architect, the architectural quality of architecture teaching, architectural culture and the movement of architects in the countries and territories of the Portuguese speaking language.
03. Affirmation of Portuguese speaking architects with the governments and administrations of the countries and territories of the Portuguese speaking language.
04. Affirmation of Portuguese speaking architects with international architects networks, including the International Union of Architects (UIA), with international networks of Portuguese-speaking world, particularly the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), or from other networks considered important for the achievement of its objectives, such as the case of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and others from the universe of the United Nations (UN).
05. Improvement of legislation and other regulations to exercise the profession of architect in the countries and territories of the Portuguese speaking language, supporting all those who consider not having satisfactory national framework.
06. Promotion of communication and information between the professional associations of architects Countries and Territories of the Portuguese speaking language, as well as production and exchange of socio-cultural and professional publications, targeting the use of Portuguese language in the scientific, technical, social and cultural within the architect profession.
07. Establishment of institutional, cultural, business partnerships as well as with the civil society organizations with a view of opening CIALP to companies from countries and territories of Portuguese speaking language, to its institutional sustainability and its growing assertiveness among peoples who speak Portuguese.

BRIEF HISTORY
CIALP is proud to be a precursor of organizations of Countries and Territories of the Portuguese Speaking language, having started its activities in a Meeting of Portuguese Speaking Architects, held in Lisbon (Portugal) in 1990.
A year later, during the Ist Meeting (Order of Architects in Lisbon), founder of the organization, it was approved its first Bylaws by the delegates from Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and Sao Tome and Principe. This was followed in 1993, by the admission of Macau (which remained in the Council after the implementation in 1999 of the Chinese administration) and in 1999, by Timor-Leste.
According to the resolution approved unanimously by the participants in XIº Meeting CIALP (Sao Paulo, Brazil) in 2009 and confirmed in XIIº Meeting CIALP (Macau, China) in 2010, which was approved its new ByLaw, the CIALP was institutionalized as Public Law non-profit association in 2011, registered in Portugal and based in Lisbon.
The first governing bodies of CIALP Association were elected by the General Assembly during the meeting XIIIº CIALP (Praia, Cape Verde) in 2011. The current governing bodies of CIALP Association were elected by the General Assembly during the XIVth Meeting CIALP (Luanda, Angola) in 2013.

Since 1990, the CIALP promoted Meetings in Lisbon (Portugal, 1991), Praia (Cape Verde, 1993), Lisbon (Portugal, 1994), Salvador (Brazil, 1995), Bissau (Guinea-Bissau, 1996), Luanda ( Angola, 1998), Macao (China, 1999), Maputo (Mozambique, 2001), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil, 2003), Matosinhos (Portugal, 2007), São Paulo (Brazil, 2009), Macao (People's Republic China, 2010), Praia (Cape Verde, 2011), Lisbon (Portugal, 2012), Sumbe / Luanda (Angola, 2013), Fortaleza (Brazil, 2014), Durban (South Africa, 2014), Goa ( India, 2015), Rio de Janeiro (Bazil, 2016).