In a world in which the concept of the global
village is fast becoming a reality, Lusitanity ought to strive
for an active exchange with its peers and associates, progressively
making its presence felt in the world and its voice heard by other
communities and peoples.
Information, communications and education
are seen as the strongest investments for forthcoming generations,
and as such we feel that much remains to be done to elevate the
standards of quality in these sectors.
One of the requirements to attain these goals
is to enrich our historical and cultural patrimony through accessible
and feasible promotional programs.
Adiaspora.com seeks to create a cybernaut
space that will promote Lusitanity in its multiplicity, enriching
its legacy whilst protecting it against the onslaught of socio-cultural
and economic degradation.
By choosing similar dynamics to that of our
illustrious navigators, this concept sprung from the dream of
a work group and projects themselves beyond the frontiers of land
and sea to the world collective. The homeland is most certainly
the cradle of the historicity of the Lusitanian phenomenon. Nonetheless,
its rich historical and cultural legacy has been unable to assert
itself abroad visibly, largely due, we feel, to the lack of adequate
and efficient promoting by its cultural and social agents.
The Adiaspora.com project seeks to be part
of the global communications network that is the Internet, making
available a database and rendering services that target a large
segment of the world audience. The web site aims to offer the
Internet surfer, irrespective of origin or country, practical
and didactical cybernaut itineraries that will cater to the growing
need for information.
Relying on the dynamic input of its participants
as the key to success of this endeavour, we aim to find a library
and archives open to the public as a peripheral project to the
web site itself. The agenda of activities complementary to the
Adiaspora.com project will include the organization and realization
of thematic exchange programs, conferences, seminars and other
We believe this project to be innovative in
the socio-cultural and business sectors of the Lusitanian Diaspora,
the patrimony of which needs to be preserved but above all occupy
the place that it so rightly deserves in the annals of future
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