The Advisory Board comprises local and regional personalities who can contribute to a successful Ponta Delgada | Azores candidacy to become European Capital of Culture 2027. This group of people believes in the potential of Ponta Delgada and the Region to host this title in 2027 and who, based on their vision, sensitivity and experience, issue opinions on the bidding process in course.

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Alexandre Pascoal 
Charmain of the Board of Teatro Micaelense

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Ana Monteiro
Environmental activist

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Ana Paula Andrade
Pianist and music teacher

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António Cavaco
Gastronome

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Bernardo Rodrigues
Architect

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Diana Diegues
Cultural producer

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Diogo Caetano
Geologist and leader of the Ecological Association Amigos dos Açores 

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Dora Valadão
Administrator of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Sta. Cruz das Flores

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Eva Frias
Student

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Fátima Mota
Gallery owner

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Fátima Ponte
Business owner

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Herberto Quaresma
Broadcaster

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Joana Borges Coutinho
Consultant on Sustainability

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João Carlos Nunes
Volcanologist / Scientific Coordinator of the Azores Geopark

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João Mourão
Director of the Arquipélago - Contemporary Arts Centre

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Joel Neto
Writer

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Jorge Cunha
Museologist

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Jorge Kol de Carvalho
Architect

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José Farias
Association leader

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Luís Filipe Vieira
Director of the Flores Ethnographic Museum

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Luís Nunes
Founder and CEO of Azores Getaways

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Mafalda Nunes
Psychologist

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Maria Cristina Borges
President of Azores Immigrants Association (AIPA)

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Maria do Céu Patrão Neves
Full Professor

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Manuel Francisco Costa Jr.
Director of Pico’s Museum

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Maria Emanuel Albergaria
Cultural manager

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Maria João Ruivo
Teacher

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Natália Bautista
Family and sex therapist

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Paula Medeiros
Senior Technician at the High Commission for Migration and association leader

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Paulo Simões
Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper Açoriano Oriental and radio station TSF Açores

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Pilar Damião
University Lecturer

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Rui Faria
President of AEA - Azorean Emigrants Association

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Sidónio Bettencourt
Broadcaster

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Vanessa Cantor
Business owner, choreographer and dancer