Social Program

Welcome Reception – Monday, 25th June – 18:30

The welcome reception will take place a board of an recovered cacilheiro boat, an unique
opportunity to appreciate the city from the riverside.
Buses from the conference venue to the boat dock will be provided.

Tour visit to Cabo da Roca/Sintra - Wednesday, 27th June - 14:30

Buses will depart to Cape Roca, the westernmost point of Continental Europe along the coast line of Guincho, with its superb beach areas and cliffs. It continues to Sintra, a small delightful town in the forest covered Mountain of Sintra, immortalized as “Glorious Eden” by the World famous poet Lord Byron. Sintra - Unesco World Heritage Site

Conference Dinner - Wednesday, 27th June - 19:30

The dinner will take place at Penha Longa Monastery. (Quinta da Penha Longa, Estrada da Lagoa Azul, Sintra) 

The Monastery was founded in 1355 by Friar Vasco Martins that introduced the St. Jeronimos Order in Portugal.In 1400 a church was built consecrated to Our Lady of Health. During the 15th and 16th centuries, Penha Longa was chosen by the Royal Family as a place for hunting, during the summer. Memories of strong presences, such as King D. Manuel (1496) and King D. Sebastião (1580). During this period, a Palace to host the Kings and their guests, fountains and gardens, oratories and watermills were built.

The buses will return to Lisbon, after dinner around 10:30 p.m.