Paula Marques is an elected councillor – as an independent candidate of the Movimento Cidadãos por Lisboa on the Socialist Party lists – for the 2013/2017 and 2017/2021 mandate, within the Housing and Local Development portfolio.
The City of Lisbon (Portugal) is at the forefront of the global movement towards offering an alternative vision of urban development, built on community empowerment, common good and respect for nature. Since 2009, the city has been implementing a ground-breaking strategy – the BIP/ZIP programme – to address urban poverty. Paula Marques has been leading this project.
Paula Marques was born in Porto and attended the Law course, at Universidade Portucalense. In 1993 she enrolled in Theatre Higher Studies, at Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo, do Instituto Politécnico do Porto [Superior School of Music and Performing Arts of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto], and won an Acting Bachelorate in July 2006. Since 1998, she has been working intermittently as an actor and a cinema and television producer.
In 2013 I earned a Political Science Studies post-graduate degree at Instituto Superior das Ciências do Trabalho e do Emprego [Superior Institute for Labor and Business Sciences], where I am currently pursuing a Masters Degree, still in the Political Science field.