The BIP-ZIP Program – Lisbon’s Neighborhoods and Priority Intervention Zones was created in 2011 by the Lisbon municipality as an instrument of municipal public policy, which aims to boost partnerships and small local interventions to improve the habitats covered, by supporting projects carried out carried out by parish councils, local associations, collectivities and non-governmental organizations, contributing to the strengthening of socio-territorial cohesion in the municipality.


The place where the Josefa de Óbidos School is located was, in the 1940s, an open land, limited to the south by Rua Possidónio da Silva and to the east by a state building that housed child care in the parish of Santa Isabel. The choice of patron has to do with the personality of Josefa de Ayala – woman, artist, painter, religious and humanist. After the 25th of April, the former Josefa de Óbidos Industrial and Commercial School was then renamed Josefa de Óbidos Secondary School, teaching the 3rd cycle of Basic and Secondary Education. Today it is the headquarters of the Padre Bartolomeu de Gusmão School Group with students from Pre-School to Secondary.
The Basic School of the 1st Cycle with Kindergarten Engenheiro Ressano Garcia was founded in 1911, shortly after the implementation of the Republic, being therefore one of the oldest schools in activity in Lisbon. Currently, like all official schools, the School covers all children in its area of ​​influence, which encompasses four parishes: Santo Condestável, Prazeres, Santa Isabel and Lapa. He recently joined the Bartolomeu de Gusmão School Group based at the Josefa de Óbidos Secondary School.


The AL Belo Correia Seed Bank, of the National Museum of Natural History and Science, is a conservation and research infrastructure whose main objective is the long-term conservation of Portuguese flora seeds. The conservation of endangered species is a priority and makes it possible to implement the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation in Portugal. The collection thus constitutes insurance against the extinction of plants in their natural habitat, providing seeds for the rehabilitation of habitats and the reintroduction of species or reinforcement of their populations. It is also a source of material of controlled origin and quality for scientific research. It is the only national member of ENSCONET-The European Native Seed Conservation Network, a European consortium that brings together 30 seed banks of native species.


The project that takes place at the University of Coimbra, led by historian Dulce Freire, is funded by the European Research Council. ReSEED aims to analyze the transformations in agriculture historically associated with cultivated seeds, the environment and human action since the 18th century. The study will contribute to understanding the socio-economic and ecological impacts of the spread in Europe of food products from the new worlds. The research focuses on the Iberian Peninsula, which was the gateway for many of these seeds to the old continent. The main objectives are to build a historical geography of local seeds grown in Portugal and Spain; mapping the social and institutional networks that allowed the circulation of old and new seeds; and identify innovations related to changes in regional agriculture.



Sementes Vivas is a 100% organic and biodynamic seeds company, founded in July 2015 and located in Idanha-a-Nova, in central Portugal and since December 2017 in Badajoz, in the region of Estremadura, in Spain. It produces, processes and markets high quality biological and biodynamic seeds, free pollination of vegetables, flowers, herbs, cereals, pseudocereals and green manures.
In addition to the approximately 30 seed multipliers they work with, they have 25 hectares of their own where they also carry out seed multiplication, in accordance with Demeter's biodynamic parameters.
They work closely with some municipalities, universities and other institutions, multiplying their traditional seeds, reviving and reintroducing these seeds into agriculture and the market.


Valorsul - Valorização e Treatment de Resíduos Sólidos das Região de Lisboa e do Oeste, SA is the company responsible for the treatment and recovery of the approximately 950 thousand tons of urban waste produced, per year, in 19 Municipalities of Greater Lisbon and the Western Region. . Its area of ​​intervention corresponds to less than 4% of the total area of ​​the country, but it values ​​more than a fifth of all domestic waste produced in Portugal. This immense amount of waste is treated and valued by Valorsul through a modern System of Integrated Management of Urban Waste (RU) suited to the growth and composition of our urban waste. What was thrown away at Valorsul is once again a resource, a raw material capable of being transformed into a new cardboard box, a new glass bottle, electricity, fertilizer for agriculture or materials for construction. of a new road.


The Carmo Wood Group develops products and services in the forestry sector, focusing on the value delivered to customers, the sustainability of its practices and the promotion of respect for the person, dignity and adequate working conditions.


This project would not have been possible without the help of the partners and the involvement of the teachers and students who have actively participated in the execution of the project. Thank you all.