Event Details

International Conference

“Yes, we could!”25 years of democracy, 15 years of NATO, 10 years of European union

13th November 2014 – Lisbon, Room J.J. Laginha, ISCTE-IUL


This event is an academic conference that takes place on a timely moment: it started historically in Poland with the first open and democratic elections of Eastern Europe, in September 1989. What unfolded was a broader process of democratic reconfiguration in the region. In 2014 Poland celebrates the 25th anniversary of the democratic transformation, 15 years of NATO integration and 10 years as a member state of the European Union. This International Conference aims at marking these dates, providing a base for debating all the changes that have occurred. More than discussing the past its aim is to be a canvas for sketching possible future trends.

Detail  Programme

3.00pm: Opening

Chair: Sandro Mendonça – Professor and Director of the Bachelor in Economics, ISCTE Business School, and Researcher at BRU-IUL.

Luís Reto – Rector of ISCTE-IUL.

Kinga Redłowska – Regional Programme Manager for the US, Scandinavia and the Baltic States, The Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies, Poland.


Chair: Monika Köppl – Turyna – Assistant Professor ISCTE.

Luis Fraga – President of the World Stability Observatory.

Miguel Athaíde Marques – Professor of Management in Católica Lisbon and Coordinator of Portugal Economy Probe.

Eurico Brilhante Dias – Professor and director of the Bachelor of Management, ISCTE Business School and former manager at AICEP-Portugal Global.

4.15pm-4.30pm: coffee break


Chair: Clara Carvalho – Professor of the Department of Anthropology of the ISCTE-IUL and Director of the Centre of International Studies – CEI-IUL.

Bronisław Misztal – Ambassador of Poland.

Maria Raquel Freire – Professor in International Relations and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra and Researcher of the Centre of Social Studies.

Daniel Marcelino Rodrigues – Professor in International Relations at Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra and Researcher at OBSERVARE, Autonomous University of Lisbon.


5.45pm: Closure and film presentation (10 minutes)

Chair: Cátia Miriam Costa – Researcher, CEI-IUL

Nuno Guimarães – Vice-Rector for Internationalization ISCTE-IUL

Kasia Fossa – Regional Project Manager for Spain, Portugal and Latin America, The Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies, Poland.


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We request confirmation of presence until the day 11th November 2014 to ana.ribeiro@iscte.pt

This event takes place at ISCTE-IUL and is a product of a partnership between Instituto para as Políticas Públicas e Sociais – IUL, the Centro de Estudos Internacionais – IUL, the Business Research Unit – IUL , the Institute for Eastern Studies and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Poland.