Portuguese SPAutores becomes Honorary member of the Order of Freedom

Yesterday, on Portugal’s Independence day, our member SPAutores received the title of Honorary member of the Order of Freedom from the hands of President of the Portuguese Republic Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

SPA’s President and GESAC Board member Mr. José Jorge Letria received the Insignia for the authors’ society. It will remain on display at its offices.

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa referred to the award of the Insignia of the Order of Freedom to SPA as the celebration and recognition of SPA’s role in the country’s collective life. He also highlighted the role played by SPA in the cultural life of Portugal and emphasized that the greatest authors of the various disciplines and generations have been and are members of the cooperative, also pointing out the essential value of freedom as part of the creative act itself.