The Estoril Conferences aims to affirm Cascais and Portugal as a meeting point of prominent political figures, academics, managers, entrepreneurs and social activists. Portugal has always been affected by the confluence of two major maritime spaces, as in its past history, therefore should be one of its designs in the future to continue to have a role in the rapprochement between peoples and regions, and in the debate of ideas of modernity, economism and universalism.
Two years later after the 1st Edition of the Estoril Conferences, in the same space of the Estoril Congress Center, the guests of recognized international merit, focus its analysis and debate under four thematic panels:
- Architecture of Global Governance (Panel I);
- After the Crisis (Panel II);
- Global Threats (Panel III);
- Globalization and Internal Policies (Panel IV).
In addition to the Main Conferences, this edition was part of a set of parallel programs: a Roundtable which brought together 60 Overseas Ambassadors resident in Portugal, to discuss the theme "Portugal and Globalization", an Academy which discussed the theme "Ethics and Global Leadership for the 21st century ". During the Estoril Conferences an Art Exhibition has been patent.
It should also be noted that on this edition of the Estoril Conferences, the organization gives two awards, the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize for the best publication on globalization, chosen by an international jury, and the Research Fellowship, which wants to promote and encourage the investigation around the global theme of interaction between globalization and local dynamics.
Bearing in mind that is intended to consolidate the Estoril Conferences as an event of international interest, this edition retains its thematic range, around the theme "Global Challenges, Local Answers", which allows debate and to find solutions to the daily challenges posed to businesses, governments, civil society, international and financial institutions and to citizen.
See the program here