Fábio is from Trancoso, a small city in the Northern countryside of Portugal, but he claims to be a world citizen. For him living abroad “is the way to comprehend other cultures, a process of sharing and learning new experiences that will permit me to understand better the complex world where we live”.

With a bachelor in International Relations from the Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas in Lisbon (Portugal), Fábio is now enrolled at the Global Studies Masters Programme at Göteborgs Universitet (Sweden), as he believes that “our globalised world needs more cooperation, we need to growth sustainable for a greener future and our societies need to be more tolerant and respect our differences, as we are now more globally interconnected”. During his Bachelor he participated in the Erasmus Programme in Istanbul (Turkey), a city that he now considers his second home.

In 2014 he was volunteer in a youth association through theEuropean Voluntary Service,during three months and half he lived in Skopje (FYR Macedonia). It was also during this period that he joined OneEurope. After that he worked during one year at Lisb’on Hostel, “one amazing experience that permitted me to meet people from all parts of the world”.

Fábio has done two internships at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, the first at the Consulate General of Portugal in Paris (France) during one year, as Consular Attaché, and in 2017 at the Embassy of Portugal in Windhoek (Namibia) as Trade and Economic Attaché, but also responsible for cooperation affairs.

His native language is Portuguese. He is also fluent in English and Spanish and he has also good knowledge of French and he is trying to improve his Turkish language skills. Also, he understands the basic of Italian and Slavic Macedonian. He likes photography, hiking, running and travelling.  

He says that "cannot stay too much time in the same place, I need to look for new adventures, see new places and meet new friends from time to time, but of course without forgetting my homes and old friends”.

Fábio is OneEurope Ambassador to Portugal and writes mostly about Portugal, Turkey, FYR Macedonia and other international affairs.

His articles reflect is personal views, not any of their former or current employers.

Contact Fábio by fabio.paulos@one-europe.info