MAIN GOALS

  • Encourage scientific debates in Portuguese;
  • Strengthen proximity and relationship among Portuguese-speaking countries’ scientists;
  • Boost and consolidate contacts within science networks;
  • Promote knowledge exchanges and foster research infrastructures’ shared use;
  • Enhance the discussion of currently relevant scientific topics in a comprehensive and cross-cutting way.
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INITIAL DISCUSSION TOPICS

Others to be announced

  • “Climate Change, Truth and Dare”
  • “Biodiversity: the law of the strongest?”
  • “Agriculture: from plough to satellites”
  • “Health: current challenges and tomorrow’s medicine”– “Digital Switchover and Artificial Intelligence: why, how and for whom”

DEBATES LAYOUT

  • Videoconference through ZOOM or equivalent platform
    Note: conditions permitting, a combined format (both by attendance in person and online participation) may be followed
  • Session Duration: 2h
  • Session structure: 2 or 3 keynote speakers (10/15 minutes) and 45/50 min of a moderated debate with invited experts, followed by a virtual networking area with participants, by previous registration  (maximum 10)

FREQUENCY

One session per month

STARTING DATE

March 2021