Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party
Assistant to Secretary of Slate for the Environment, 1983. Assistant to Minister of Quality of Life, 1984. President, Committee on Youth, Council of Europe, 1985-1987.
Secretary of State for Youth, 1985-1987. Vice-President, 1st and 2nd Conferences of Ministers responsible for youth. Council of Europe, 1985 and 1988.
Member, Social Democratic Party National Council, since 1986. Assistant Minister and Minister of Youth, since 1987. Deputy, Assembly of the Republic, since 1987.
Vice-President, European Directive Committee on Intergovernmental Co-operation on Youth, Council of Europe, since 1988. Minister for Education. Chemical Engineer. Arsenal do Alfeite, 1974-1980.
Trainee, Chemiefazer-Lenzing, Austria, 1980. Chemical Engineer, Quimigal, Portugal, 1981-1983. Member, Southern Region Engineering Society.
Southern Region Engineer’s Union.