RELATION WITH AUTHORITIES

Concerning relations with tertiary educational and governmental authorities, the event will be endorsed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Secretary of State of Sport And Youth (SEDJ), respectively the highest educational and sports governing bodies in Portugal.

Similarly, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) will support the competition throughout its preparation and during the event itself. The FPF is the national governing entity for Futsal, organising not only all levels of national competition but also takes under its supervision everything related to the national teams. The EUC will be included in the Federation’s official calendar, as well as in the School Sports programme in order to conciliate all respective interests and better stimulate the events success.

The Braga City Council, through its Mayor, will officially recognize this event and the city will be fully committed to the success of the Championship supporting the event logistically and financially. Facilities, transportation and customary receptions will be handled in coordination with the Organising Committee, bearing in mind the events international, national and local importance and needs.

Regarding Police, Customs and Security, a plan will be developed upon reception of the complete list of teams. Close cooperation has been established between local police and University of Minho campus security to assure the normal running of the event.

As in previous events, Portuguese authorities will recognise this competition and will cooperate very closely with the Organising Committee in order to facilitate customs formalities. Delegations from countries with visa procedures will be assisted by the OC in contacting Portuguese diplomatic representatives in their respective country in order to obtain detailed information and the necessary visas to be allowed into Portuguese territory.

Entry formalities

Regarding entry formalities, citizens of the European Union, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Romania and Switzerland need only an identity card to enter Portugal.

In addition to their identity card, minors must also present authorisation from their parents to travel.

For visits of less than 90 days, a passport valid for at least three months after the end of their stay is necessary for visitors from Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China in Hong Kong and Macao and Taiwan territorial Authority.

Citizens from countries not mentioned above need a visa to enter Portugal, which may be requested at the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate of their country for stays of up to 90 days.

Under the terms of the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement, flights between Schengen states are considered to be internal flights and passengers do not need to obtain another visa.

Visa requests:

https://www.vistos.mne.pt/en/

Portuguese consulates

https://www.portaldascomunidades.mne.pt/pt/

Portuguese Immigration Authority

https://www.sef.pt/en/Pages/homepage.aspx

Vaccination

All sports events held at the University of Minho are structured, concerning health and safety insurances, as follows: Professional workers from the University’s Social Services belonging to the OC, and also the professional workers from the University Social Services which work on the sports complex and nourishment facilities are covered by the University’s employees work accident insurance. Furthermore, every student is covered by the school insurance from the University of Minho. All other volunteers, which are neither employees nor students from the University, will be covered by a specifically-purposed hired accident insurance for this event.

Concerning all athletes and officials from the delegations coming to the event, it is assumed that these are covered by their own Insurances.