Lisbon Conference

January 26 - 28, 2017

2nd Meeting of the Lead Authors

The second meeting of the Lead Authors of the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) will be held in Portugal at the University Institute of Lisbon on January 26-28, 2017.

The first meeting was held in Turkey at İstanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul in August 2015. That meeting launched the panel and started the writing process. Chapter workshops have been taking place in 2016.

The purpose of the Lisbon conference is threefold:
1) start the revision of the report, in light of the comments received on the first draft;
2) focus attention on the revision and finalization of the action toolkits and policy recommendations;
3) discuss the consistency of the general report and the dissemination plans.

The conference will start on Thursday, January 26th at 1pm and will end Saturday, January 28th at 2pm.

Registration Form

Calling all Coordinating Lead Authors and Lead Authors: Registration is required. Deadline: July 31st.

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The conference will take place at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL):

O ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Avª das Forças Armadas, 1649-026 Lisboa


Details on accommodation will follow shortly. We expect accommodations to cost $80 – $100 per night per person.

Tentative Program

Day 1: Thursday, January 26th
11:00 Opening of Registration
13:30-14:00 (Plenary) General welcome
14:00-16:00 (Plenary) Assessment of the first draft
Agenda: Report on public meetings and online comments, recommendations from editors and council members
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-18:30 Chapter meetings
Agenda: Examine comments, start discussion about revision
Day 2: Friday, January 27th
8:45-9:30 Management meeting (CLAs only)
Agenda: Cross-cut meetings of the day, preparation of final plenary, Q&A about Chapter work
9:30-11:00 Chapter meetings
Agenda: Revision of chapters
11:30-13:00 Chapter meetings and cross-cut meetings
(Cross-cut meetings: migrations, social movements, health, globalization, gender)
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:40 (Plenary) Towards policy and action
External and IPSP speakers
16:00-17:30 Chapter meetings
Agenda: Preparation of action toolkits and final plenary
Day 3: Saturday, January 28th
8:30-9:30 Management meeting (CLAs and cross-cut chairs only)
Agenda: Report on cross-cuts, Q&A about chapter work, preparation of final plenary
9:30-10:30 Chapter meetings
Agenda: Preparation of action toolkits and final plenary
10:45-12:15 (Plenary) Presentation by parts and general discussion
Speakers: One per part, fifteen minutes per speaker, Q&A at the end
12:15-13:00 (Plenary) Conclusion and planning
Agenda: Final revision, publication timeline, dissemination plan
13:00-14:00 Closing lunch

Infos and Tips

  • Lisbon Airport (LIS) has been nominated for the Europe’s Leading Airport award eight consecutive times (World Travel Awards, 2016)



ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

Lisbon Airport

Lisbon Airport (LIS)


If you have any questions, please reach out to Samira El Boudamoussi at