The Marquês de Valle Flôr Institute and the ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa signed a protocol with the aim of developing cooperation activities within different domains between both institutions, on 22nd May 2015, at the rectory of ISCTE-IUL, in Lisbon.

The IMVF chairman of the border of directors, Dr. Paulo Freitas, the IMVF executive chairman, Sr. Vítor Martins, the projects director, Dr. Ahmed Zaky, the Strategy and Development Studies coordinator, Dr. Fernando Jorge Cardoso, the dean of ISCTE-IUL, Prof. Dr. Luís Antero Reto and the Director of the International Studies Center of ISCTE-IUL, Prof. Dr. Clara Carvalho, were present at the protocol signature.

This protocol foresees the definition and realization of application proposals in common interest domains, together or in partnership with other entities, the execution of courses, internships and learning sessions, as well as combined planning of conferences, seminars or other events, in that way establishing an imperative bridge between the university, the industry and the civil society institutions, one of the priorities of the new European scope and of the Horizon 2020.

The first cooperation initiative established between both entities is the concretization of a Summer Course called “Global Challenges” and it’s about the main international development challenges in scope of the project “Lisbon Conferences”, in which both institutions are partners, and that it is organized by the International Studies Center of ISCTE-IUL.

The course will take place from the 14th to the 19th of September 2015 (20 hours’ duration), at the Public and Social Policies Institute of ISCTE-UTL, and has the objective of analyzing and debating the challenges, the opportunities and the threats towards globalization, public policies and development. This course will have the participation of international and national specialists, such as Luís Amado (professor from ISCSP-UTL, chairman of the organizational commission of the Lisbon Conferences and chairman of BANIF), José Manuel Félix Ribeiro (researcher of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation), Robert Kappel (professor, emeritus chairman, GIGA – German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg), Alfredo Valladão (professor, Sciences-Po, Paris), Chris Alden (professor, LSE – London School of Economics and Political Science, London), and others.
The applications will be open until the 1st September 2015

Check the program here.

Applications and more information here.
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