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III Congress 2023 | Humanism, Human Rights and Citizenship

October 26 and 27, 2023

The Congress will take place in the hybrid model (face-to-face or online) in Lisbon.

Submission Guidelines

The Congress aims to promote a broad reflection on the problems of Humanism and Citizenship, focusing on the challenges, opportunities and threats of today. On the issues of the (re)construction of full citizenship in the context of current problems and the impacts of crises, in different spheres.

This event takes place biannually under the aegis of CeiED of Universidade Lusófona. Congresses I and II were held in 2019 and 2021, respectively.

The Congress will address various expressions of Citizenship and Humanism, focusing on Human Rights in the most diverse thematic areas: citizenship education, global citizenship and development, political science, religion, sports, social and community intervention, social work, among others.

Through studies and research work by the participants, the discussion and reflection on these topics is an opportunity to produce, disseminate and exchange scientific knowledge around the conferences and papers presented.

The Congress is aimed at citizens with a critical conscience, academics, researchers, educators, teachers and students, school managers and principals, covering all levels of the formal education system and informal contexts of teaching and learning, as well as the various areas of social intervention. Thus, the event is open to the participation of all those interested in contributing with their ideas, reflections, studies and proposals to help rethink a world marked by uncertainties.

Participation in the Congress can be in two modalities: with or without presentation of communication.

Communication is made through registration and submission of an abstract (mandatory).

Communications (oral or poster) must be based on empirical works related to the themes and topics of the congress, described below.

The abstract of the papers should not exceed 2500 characters (including spaces and 3 to 5 keywords), in one of the following languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English or French. All validated and admitted abstracts will be published in e-book.

The authors of the papers must indicate the following information: name(s); affiliation; and institutional e-mail address.

The Abstract must be submitted in a Word file on the Easychair platform.

Articles (optional)

Any participant who presents a paper may submit a paper. In this case, you must send the full text of the article by December 15, 2023, based on the following criteria: written in the APA standard (7th Ed.); It should be between 7 and 10 pages or 7000 to 10000 words (including tables, figures, and references). It must be sent in a Word file; the 12th body, Times New Roman font. It should include the abstract with 3 to 5 keywords. It can be written in Portuguese, Spanish, English, or French. All validated and admitted full texts will be published in E-book.

The authorship of the papers must indicate the following information: name(s); affiliation; and institutional e-mail address.

List of topics

  • CITIZENSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT (Coordinator: Professor Maria Neves)
    • Body, Gender and Citizenship; Space and sustainable development; Globalization; Sustainable Development Goals; crises and their social effects; Sport; PALOP,
    • Citizenship; Citizen science; Empowerment; Social justice; Social intervention; Nationality(ies) in the European Union; Domestic violence; Migration and refugees.
  • EDUCATION AND INCLUSION (Coordinator: Professor Isabel Sanches)
    • Inclusive school; Curricular flexibility; Covid-19 pandemic and educational effects; Educational and pedagogical practices;
  • RELIGIONS (Coordinator: Professor Paulo Mendes Pinto)
    • Religious denominations; Culture; Ethics; Fundamentalism; System of Powers; Identity.
  • POLITICS AND IDEOLOGY (Coordinator: Professor José Brás)
    • Political science; Citizenship; Ethnopolitics of citizenship; Ideologies; Populism; Safety; Knowledge Society.

Congress Program (provisional)

Venue: José Araújo Auditorium, Lusófona University, Lisbon.

Online: link available on the eve of the event

October 26th (5th)

08:30 – Accreditation Process

09:30 – Opening session

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Professor Manuel de Almeida Damásio
Rector, Professor José Bragança de Miranda
Director of CeiED, Professor António Teodoro
Coordinator of the Congress, Professor Jacinto Serrão

10:30 – Opening Conference

SCIENCE: Humanism, Human Rights and Citizenship

Professor Carlos Fiolhais

He has a degree in Physics from the University of Coimbra and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Goethe University. He is a full professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Coimbra.

He held several management positions and founded and directed the Center for Computational Physics. He is the director of the Rómulo Centro Ciência Viva of the University of Coimbra and one of the most important national science communicators. He has published dozens of books and textbooks and hundreds of scientific and pedagogical articles.

11:30 – 50 years of Freedom

Professor António Teodoro

Lusófona University, Director of CeiED

Biography: HERE

12:00 – Lunch break


Coordinator: Professor Maria Neves

  • More school, better family: for a culture of peace, against school violence – Professor Paulo Sargento, IPLUSO
  • Social inequalities and educational inequalities before and after the Covid-19 pandemic – Professor Teresa Lopo, Universidade Lusófona & IPLUSO
  • The genderification of the body of citizenship – Professor José Brás, Universidade Lusófona & IPLUSO
  • Citizenship and Humanism in Lusophone Africa – Professor Arlinda Cabral, Lusófona University & IPLUSO

Debate – 15:30

Parallel Sessions: Presentation of Papers/posters

16:45 – II Round Table – RELIGIONS

Coordinator: Professor Paulo Mendes Pinto

  • Professor João Relvão Caetano, Open University
  • Professor Steffen Dix, Open University
  • Professor Jorge Botelho Moniz, Lusófona University

18:15 – Parallel Sessions: Presentation of Papers/posters

20:00 – Dinner/Conviviality of the participants, subject to additional registration

October 27th (Friday)

9:30 a.m. – Opening Conference

President of the Economic and Social Council

Doctor Francisco Assis

Biography: HERE


Coordinator: Professor Isabel Sanches

  • Inclusion and Sustainable Development – notes on the reality in Portugal – Professor Joaquim Colôa, Padre Bartolomeu de Gusmão School Group
  • Irony and games: education, inclusion and playful media – Professor Filipe Luz, Lusófona University
  • The pedagogical model of MEM – the challenges of transforming a class into an inclusive learning community – Professor Luís Mestre, Instituto Superior de Setúbal

Debate – 12:00

Lunch break


Coordinator: Professor Hélia Bracons

  • Professor Helena Neves de Almeida, FPCE-University of Coimbra
  • Professor Fátima Matos, President of the Board of Directors of Casa Pia de Lisboa
  • Professor Juan Leiva Olivencia, University of Malaga


15:30 – Parallel Sessions: Presentation of Papers/posters


Coordinator: Professor José Brás

  • Civil and political rights in the EU: between the pandemic and the war – Professor Liliana Domingues Ferreira, Lusófona University
  • The decline of the political center and the dynamics of exclusion – Professor Luís Capucha, ISCTE
  • What if the current liberal systems are not in fact democratic – Professor João Maurício Brás, CLEPUL-UL


6:15 PM | Closing session


Participation in the Congress will be in two modalities: with or without presentation of a paper. Participation is made upon mandatory registration.

Registration Mandatory registration for the Congress must be done here.

Accreditation of the action (optional)

Teachers from Portugal (Pre-School, Primary, Secondary and Special Education) can register with the right to accreditation (upon additional registration, with a value of 10 euros. Antonio Sérgio Schools Training Center (cfantoniosergio.edu.pt)

Call for papers

The submission of abstracts is done exclusively through the Easychair platform (click HERE). If you do not have an account with EasyChair, you must create one by following the instructions on the platform’s website.

Important Dates

October 22, 2023 – Deadline for submission of abstracts.

Until October 22; after October 22, 2023 – Registration for participation, with or without communication (registration is mandatory)

Until December 15, 2023 – Full submission of the article (optional).


PARTICIPATION UP TO 22/10 After 22/17
WITH PRESENTATION of communication €40 €45
Students and teachers Lusophone Teaching, without presentation of communication** Free** Free**
Students from other institutions, no communication** €10 €15

*Participation is subject to mandatory registration. Teachers who apply for accreditation of the action for training purposes must make the additional registration, upon payment of 10 euros.

**Institutional proof of this status or an up-to-date student card is required. Postdoctoral students are not included in this group.


  • Jacinto Serrão (Coordinator, Lusófona University
  • Alcina de Oliveira Martins, Lusófona University
  • Elsa Estrela, Lusófona University
  • Hélia Bracons, Lusófona University
  • Isabel Sanches, Lusófona University
  • Isabela Vieira Bertho, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development (CeiED)
  • Joaquim Melro, António Sérgio School Training Centre
  • José Brás, Lusófona University
  • Maria Neves Gonçalves, Lusófona & IPLUSO University
  • Paulo Mendes Pinto, Lusófona University
  • Pedro Fialho, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development (CeiED)
  • Rosana Maria de Moraes, Lusophone College of Rio de Janeiro


  • Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development (CeiED), Institute of Education of the Lusófona University
  • UNESCO Chair: Education, Citizenship and Cultural Diversity
  • António Sérgio Schools Training Centre (CFEAS)
  • Centre for Research in Spiritual and Religious Worldviews and Worldviews (CICMER), Lusófona University
  • Departament de Didàctica i Organització Educativa, Universitat de Barcelona
  • School of Education of Lusophony (ESEL) – UNESCO Network of Associated Schools
  • Faculty of Social Sciences, Education and Administration (FCSEA), Lusófona University
  • Faculty of Physical Education and Sports (FEFD), Lusófona University
  • Lusophone Faculty of Bahia, Lusophone Education – Brazil
  • Lusophone College of São Paulo, Lusophone Education – Brazil
  • Lusophone College of Rio de Janeiro, Lusophone Education – Brazil
  • Institute of Social Work (ISS), Lusófona University
  • Polytechnic Institute of Lusophony (IPLUSO)
  • Education Observatory of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (OERAM)


  • Alcina de Oliveira Martins, Lusófona University, University Centre of Porto
  • Alejandra Montane Lopez, University of Barcelona
  • Ana Sofia António, Polytechnic Institute of Lusophony (IPLUSO)
  • António Teodoro, Lusófona University, University Centre of Lisbon
  • Arlinda Cabral, Universidade Lusófona & IPLUSO
  • Bravo Nico, University of Évora
  • Carla Galego, Lusófona University, University Center of Lisbon
  • Carolina Carvalho, University of Lisbon
  • Casimiro Amado, University of Évora
  • Dulce Franco, Polytechnic Institute of Lusophony (IPLUSO)
  • Elisabete Pinto da Costa, Lusófona University, University Centre of Porto
  • Elsa Estrela, Lusófona University, University Centre of Lisbon
  • Emilio Lucio-Villegas, Universidad de Sevilla (US)
  • Fernando Campos, Lusófona University
  • Hélia Bracons, Lusófona University, University Centre of Lisbon
  • Isabel Sanches, Polytechnic Institute of Lusophony (IPLUSO)
  • Jacinto Serrão (Coordinator),, Lusófona University, University Centre of Lisbon
  • Javier Murillo – Director of the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM)
  • Jesus Maria Sousa, University of Madeira (UMa)
  • Jorge Macaísta Malheiros, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon (IGOT-ULisboa)
  • José Brás, Lusófona University, Lisbon & IPLUSO
  • Juan José Leiva Olivencia, Universidad de Málaga
  • Judite Primo, Lusófona University, University Centre of Lisbon
  • Laura Ponce de Leon, UNED-Madrid
  • Luisa Paolinelli, University of Madeira (UMa)
  • Maria João de Carvalho, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD)
  • Maria Neves Gonçalves, Polytechnic Institute of Lusophony (IPLUSO)
  • Maria Teresa Santos, University of Évora
  • Paulo Mendes Pinto, Lusophone Education – Brazil
  • Rosana Maria de Moraes, Lusophone College of Rio de Janeiro
  • Rui Tato Marinho, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon
  • Sergio Andrés Cabello – Universid de la Rioja
  • Teresa Lopo, Universidade Lusófona & IPLUSO
  • Wiel Veugelers, University of Humanistic Studies Utrecht, the Netherlands


All questions and/or doubts about the Congress should be sent to Isabela Bertho, through the e.mail isabela.bertho@ulusofona.pt

III Congresso 2023 | Humanismo, Direitos Humanos e Cidadania