Welcome to R4E
in Portugal

Learn more about the reskilling initiatives available in Portugal

What is reskilling

Reskilling means learning new skills and competencies to carry out a different occupation or career path

What is R4E?

R4E mobilises partnerships between relevant organisations and shares best practices to reskill for employment

Why R4E?

We promote social inclusion and economic competitiveness in the context of the green & digital transitions, by boosting reskilling
across the EU



The primary objective of PRO_MOV is to reskill and reintegrate into the job market individuals who are unemployed, at risk of losing their jobs, or seeking a career change. We aim to equip them with new professional skills that companies are actively seeking but struggling to find.

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R4E invites more organisations to join the initiative and collaborate.

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​Contribute and be recognised by society as an employer committed to reskilling

Reskill professionals so they can fill the gaps in the workforce

​Priority in accessing well-prepared candidates for in-demand occupations

Founding Partners

Companies led by ERT Members

The Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security has the mission to draft, drive, implement and assess policies on labour, vocational training, labour relations and work conditions, solidarity and social security, as well as coordinating the social policies to support households, children and youths at risk, policies on the elderly, birth, the inclusion of people with disabilities, fighting poverty and promoting social inclusion, strengthening the cooperative sector, the social economy and volunteering.

The IEFP (Employment and Vocational Training institute) is the national public employment service. Its mission is to promote the creation of quality jobs and to fight against unemployment.
Its decentralised structure enables it to offer a variety of employment and vocational training policies suited to the geographical diversity of the territory.

Sonae has a purpose to create a positive and lasting impact on businesses, people, communities, and the planet. With a diverse range of businesses in retail, finance, technology, investments, real state, and telecommunications, Sonae maximizes its expertise to shape the future we all want and need.
Recognizing a bigger role to play, Sonae, as a multinational company and a leading employer in Portugal, is committed to investing in constant improvement. Sonae firmly believes that good business can contribute to shared prosperity. That’s why they are taking up the challenge today, to accelerate positive change and create a better tomorrow for all.

SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: SAP customers generate 87% of total global commerce. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables our customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference.

At Nestlé, the world’s largest Food & Beverage Company, we contribute to unlock the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. Being a force for good in everything that we do assures that our purpose is brought through life daily.

Institutional Partners

The Business Roundtable Portugal Association represents 42 of the largest Portuguese business groups and has a single purpose: to accelerate the country’s economic and social growth to ensure a fairer, more prosperous and more sustainable Portugal. It has the responsibility to actively contribute to the social development of the country. Working side by side with society, in the design and implementation of proposals centered on the interests of the Portuguese people. Its associates, national and international, leading companies, accumulate a unique capital of experience and knowledge, and integrate highly specialized professionals. It is these resources, of time and people, that they make available to society, with a view to a more competitive Portugal on a global scale.

The CIP — Business Confederation of Portugal is the largest business associational structure in Portugal. Established in 1974, advocating for a market economy and promoting private initiative, CIP is also the most recognized confederation of companies in Portugal. Multisectoral, widely spread across the national territory, and based on a strong, comprehensive, and homogeneous associative employer network, CIP represents over 150,000 companies, approximately 1.8 million workers, and 71% of Portugal’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). As the only Portuguese employers’ confederation with a seat in both the European Social Dialogue and the main international employers’ confederations, CIP is a merit-based social partner with an active voice in the Economic and Social Council. The establishment of a dynamic, competitive, and entrepreneurial business community, driving a healthy economic environment and generating wealth, has always been the guiding principle of the CIP — Business Confederation of Portugal.

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