Legal Framework

" The Students Union of the Architecture School of University of Lisbon is the representative organization of students of Architecture School of University of Lisbon , ( ... )"in  "Estatutos AEFA-UL" (Portuguese only)

Regarding the legal framework, AEFA - UL is a Student Union incorporated under the Legal Regime of Youth Associations - Law 23 in 2006 . Is entered in the National Register of Juvenile Associations, and is recognized by the Ministry of Education.

Founded about 20 years ago, when Architecture School separated from the, College Arts. At the same moment the facilities of FA- UL were placed where they are today.

As for the subject of AEFA - UL can be read in the statutes:

" The object of the Students Union of Architecture School of University of Lisbon is protection os interests of students of Architecture School of University of Lisbon and promoting their integration into colege life , academic and professional.

§ single . In pursuing its object, are functions of the Students Union of the chitecture School of University of Lisbon:

a) Unite all students of the Architecture School of University of Lisbon ;

b) Represent the students of the Architecture School of University of Lisbon in all events and school activities;

c) Collaborate in the educational activitys of the Architecture School of University of Lisbon in the areas of human, cultural and physical development;

d) Establish the connection beteewn students of Architecture School of University of Lisbon and the socio - economic, cultural and political life of the country and the world;

e) Cooperate with all other students unions, domestic or foreign , whose principles or practices do not contradict the espoused in these statutes, human rights or the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic;

f) Provide their members the highest number of perks and benefits;

g) Contribute to improvement of teaching and pedagogical conditions in the Architecture School of University of Lisbon."

From the start AEFA - UL took a leading role in the intervention of educational policy. At a national level, remain in history the period when AEFA-UL fought system implementation of tuitions.

Internally we highlight the process of "Sindicancia", when the FA- UL went through a particularly troubled times at the opening of the new degrees.

As you would expect - AEFA UL is governed by the following principles, again transcribed from Statutes:

"a) Independence: the Students Union of Architecture School of University of Lisbon is independent of the state, political parties, Architecture School of University of Lisbon, religious organizations or any other;

b) democratic: all students have the right to participate in social life, including the right to elect and be elected to the governing boards and be appointed to the associative positions."

Based on this framework , the AEFA - UL hopes to continue representing its students in the best manner, promoting discussion, intervention and participation of all students .