Lisbon Conference 2021 | Program

International Online Conference | 27-28 January 2021

Education: What’s next? Formal education & training and the transition from school to work in rural areas

Hosted by Lisbon, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portugal)

27th of January 2021

All schedule in Lisbon time (CET minus 1h)

9.30-10.00 | Opening session & welcoming note from Cost Action 18213
Format: institutional session

• ISCTE-IUL rectoral team representative*
• Portuguese Education Secretary of State*
• President of the Portuguese National Council of Education*
• Director of CIS-IUL
• COST Chair welcoming note (about 10 minutes each)

*To be confirmed.

10.00-11.00 | COST Action Panel: Rural NEETs, education and training: An overview
Moderator: Maria Manuel Vieira (ICS)

Format: three presentations – 15 minutes each (WG presentations focused on highlights from Month 12 deliverables+15 minutes of discussion by critical friend+15 minutes discussion)

• WG 1 presentation: Rural NEETs and the role of formal education (Alena Minns & Daniela Mamucevska)
• WG 2 presentation: Best-practices across Southern and Eastern Europe: What do we know thus far (Claudia Petrescu & Emre Erdogan)
• Critical friend notes: Sofia Marques da Silva (FPCEUP)

11.00-11.20 | Break

11.20-12.30 | Parallel sessions 1
Moderators: members of the scientific and organizing team; COST Action members.

12.30-14.00 – Lunch break

14.00-15.00 | How can rural education and training systems address rural youths challenges? Invited keynote speakers
Moderator: Ricardo Rodrigues (CIS-ISCTE-IUL)

Format: 25 minutes traditional oral presentation by each speaker+20 minutes for general discussion

• Keynote speaker 1: Ingrid Schoon (University College of London, UK)
• Keynote speaker 2: Michael Corbett (Acadia University, Canada)

15.00-16.00 | Parallel sessions 2
Moderators: members of the scientific and organizing team; COST Action members.

15.00-16.00 | Round-table: Rural education & training in Portugal: Promising policies, innovative experiences, mobilizing goals*
Moderator: Francisco Simões (Chair of RNYN)

Format: Participated discussion

• IEFP representative – Francisca Simões;
• Conselho Nacional da Educação representative – Pedro Lourtie;
• Director of Escola Profissional da Praia da Vitória – Domingos Borges.

*Session to be held in Portuguese

16.00-16.15 | Break

16.15-17.00 | Rural education & training: Pathways to be taken and concluding remarks
Informal talk: Round-tables moderators; organizing team members.


COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks.
Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.

Official COST Web: CA18213

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