CFP Tourism & Sustainable Development Goals (Portugal)

ConferencesCall for papers: Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals: From theory to practice, University of Aveiro, Portugal, May 13  – 15,  2020. Deadline: 31 October 2019.

Tourism has become one of the main sectors of activity. According to the World Tourism Organization (WTO), it represents almost 10% of world GDP and 30% of service exports, emphasizing their essential contribution to economic growth and the development of nations. The expansion of global tourism has propelled several countries affected by the recession towards economic recovery, such as Portugal. In 2015, the United Nations (UN) launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all member countries. This new agenda has the fundamental mission of permanently eradicating poverty in the world. In this context, they launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets, which should drive the efforts of countries, societies and the private sector.

It is undeniable that tourism stimulates growth, having a strong capacity to expand the socioeconomic dynamics of destinations. In recent years, the tourism development process is no longer based on a limited set of products such as sun and beach. Tourism has expanded from seaside destinations to cultural sites and has flourished in several small and medium-sized cities, boosting a renewed phase of urban tourism. Several emerging forms of tourism are responsible for generating pressures in some urban areas, including overtourism . However, these dynamics open opportunities to shape and create new growth poles in cities, with ‘ spillovers ”to the territory. Tourism, as a multidisciplinary, multisectoral, holistic and systemic industry, has enormous potential to contribute to sustainable development, firmly supported by the WTO. Despite the existence of several studies addressing the relationship between tourism, sustainability and sustainable tourism, a comprehensive discussion is needed on how tourism can contribute positively and directly to each of the SDGs.

INVTUR 2020 is an interactive, dynamic and international platform on which academics and practitioners can discuss best practices and strategies in research and knowledge management through partnerships. In the previous edition, it attracted more than 700 participants from over 30 countries on five continents. It has become a forum for discussion and scientific interaction that offers an unforgettable experience for all participants: in scientific and networking potential as well as in social terms. INVTUR, an international tourism conference of recognized value, has been organized by the University of Aveiro since 2010, in collaboration with several partner universities from different countries. Located in the modern and tourist city of Aveiro, The University of Aveiro boasts its reputation as an international higher education institution and one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in Portugal. Being among the best in the country in scientific and architectural terms, the University is also proud to be a Center of Excellence in Tourism.

CFP Media Literacy Research Symposium (Portugal)

ConferencesCall for papers: 3rd International Media Literacy Research Symposium, Universidade Lusofona do Porto, Portugal. Deadline: 15 November 2019.

Media literacy is a growing field with a need for developing and increasing the research within it.   With each conference, we hope to shorten the present gap by filling it with works from current scholars, new researchers, graduate students, educators and others who have a vested interest in opening this field and moving it forward from all over the world.

Strand 1: Critical Media Literacy

Papers/Presentations in this strand will explore the growth of critical media literacy from various perspectives.

Strand 2: Disinformation/Civic Media Literacy

Papers/Presentations in this strand will explore the opportunities that media literacy provides for lifelong education in politics, public & private spaces exploring the notion of the active citizen and outcomes.

Strand 3: Digital Citizenship/Policy and Training

Papers/Presentations in this strand will explore creating media literacy policy in the area of digital citizenship, social media, Internet safety, cyberbullying and cybersecurity.

Creatour: Creative Tourism Dynamics (Portugal)

ConferencesCREATOUR 3rd International Conference: Creative Tourism Dynamics: Connecting Travellers, Communities, Cultures and Places, October 23-25, 2019, Faro, Portugal. Registration open until September 15.

CREATOUR’s third International Conference, Creative Tourism Dynamics: Connecting Travellers, Communities, Cultures and Places will include Charles Landry(UK), Jafar Jafari (USA/Italy), Greg  Richards (Netherlands), Alexandra Gonçalves (CinTurs – UAlg, Portugal) and Nancy Duxbury (CES – UC, Portugal), as keynote speakers. Also noteworthy are the creative tourism showcase, with the participation of the CREATOUR pilots; the public screening of the CREATOUR documentary (director: Nuno Barbosa); and the creative experience with social dinner; among other activities. You can also participate in the post-conference activity “‘Married’ maize porridge: from market to table”, on October 26th, organized by Tertúlia Algarvia (CREATOUR pilot) and activities organized by Loulé Criativo.

Fulbright Award in Comm/Media Studies (Portugal)

FulbrightsFulbright Award in Communication & Media Studies, Escola Superior de Comunicação Social, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. Deadline: September 16, 2019.

The School of Communication and Media Studies (Escola Superior de Comunicação SocialInstituto Politécnico de Lisboa, ESCS-IPL), known as the premier college in Communications in Portugal, seeks to cover the main strands of Communication taught in Bachelor and Master’s degrees. To this end, ESCS counts with the involvement of its nuclear Departments in Audiovisual & Multimedia; Journalism; Advertising & Marketing; Public Relations & Organizational Communication.

The Fulbright Scholar for 2020-2021 will be hosted by the Department of Audiovisual & Multimedia. The Scholar will research and debate subjects such as Digital Film Production, Business Model Journalism and Digital Strategic Communications.

Lûiz Fêrnando da Silva Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesLûiz Fêrnando da Silva is an experienced Brazilian specialist in the TV market, and a lecturer.  He is a TV market enthusiast with a professional and personal interest in content marketing, brand content, content strategy, windowing, streaming, content for social media, TV market regulation and laws, customer and audience insights, content trends, technologies for production and consumption of content and innovation in general.

Lûiz Fêrnando da Silva

Over the last years, he has worked for Globo TV, the biggest media group in Brazil and taught for Escola Superior de Propaganda (ESPM) e Marketing and Agência Nacional de Cinema, the latter being the main public investor on TV production in Brazil.

At Globo TV, he built experience with TV shows creation, development, production planning and programming for free and pay TV (Globo TV & Globosat), streaming services (GloboPlay & GlobosatPlay) and TV on demand (available through NET and SKY). During the years working as a researcher for Globo TV, he attended a variety of conferences – SXSW, TED, Mipcom, MipTV, L.A. Screenings and Natpe, to look for insights and trends to support creation, development and programming decisions. He became familiar with FremantleMedia Formats, and had the opportunity to visit some company displays at Mipcom and Natpe Miami.

As a researcher, his area of study is the Political Economy of Communication and Cultural Studies, with a specific interest in the investigation of national and international broadcasting systems and the way the Internet (streaming: VOD, SVOD, TVOD) imposes new regulatory and marketing challenges on local, regional, national, continental, and global levels. In addition, he has interests in subjects such as multiculturalism, gender, and race, and how they are being represented through media culture products.

Currently he is conducting a post-doctoral study entitled “Globo and Netflix: unfolding of the coexistence between the services of SVOD in Brazil.” In this investigation the goal is understanding how Netflix causes changes in the country’s two largest broadcasting companies, TV Globo (open TV) and Globosat (cable channel programmer), both owned by Grupo Globo. The research is being conducted at the Center for Communication and Society Studies (CECS), Minho University, in Braga, Portugal.

International Congress on Cultural Mapping (Portugal)

ConferencesInternational Congress on Cultural Mapping: Linking Heritage (Tangible and Intangible) and Creative Tourism, November 29-30, 2018, Évora, Portugal. Registration deadline: October 15, 2018.

Structured in two days the congress aims to provide a better understanding of how cultural mapping can propose actions that enhance the awareness of cultural identities, debate its implications for local development, community engagement and policymaking, including sustainable and creative tourism practices, and foster debate over its long-term results.

Filipa Subtil Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesFilipa Subtil received her PhD in Social Sciences from Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon (2011), in Portugal. She is lecturer at the School of Communication and Media Studies. She was visiting scholar at University Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, Warsaw, Poland (2017), at Communication Studies Department at University of Iowa (2010) and at Muhlenberg College (2008), in US.

Filipa SubtilFrom 2014 until 2018, she has been editor of Comunicação Pública academic journal. Her research interests include social theory of communication and media in US and Canada, with a special focus on critical perspectives and history of communication and media research, as well as on media feminist studies, and has published on these topics. She is co-editor of the books Media and Portuguese Empire (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), and A Crise do Jornalismo (Deriva/Le Monde Diplomatique, 2017) and author of Compreender os Media as Extensões de Marshall Mcluhan [Understanding Media: The extensions of Marshall McLuhan] (2006).

CFP CREATOUR: Trends in Creative Tourism (Portugal)

ConferencesCREATOUR 2nd International Conference – Emerging and Future Trends in Creative Tourism, University of Minho, Portugal, 7, 8 and 9th June 2018. Proposal Deadline: 31 January 2018.

The conference is organized within the project CREATOUR: Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas. The Conference aims to continue the works developed in the first Conference at Curia (May 2017). It will bring together creative tourism researchers with creative tourism networks that will discuss the research and practice of creative tourism.

The project builds on three interlinking dimensions of recent cultural and creative industries development in Portugal: (1) the development of artistic and creative industry hubs (“arts centres” or “creative factories”) in repurposed former industrial buildings or in restored heritage sites in many small cities and rural areas; (2) growing attention to the (re)vitalization and valorization of tangible and intangible cultural traditions throughout the country; and (3) the growth and development (and heightened visibility) of culture and design-related creative products in Portugal.

CFP Europe as a Space for Intercultural Dialogue (Portugal)

ConferencesInternational Congress: Europe as a space for intercultural dialogue and mediation will take place on 26 and 27 April 2018, at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.

The II International Colloquium on Social Mediation will be held at the University of Minho in association with the II International Congress of RESMI and the European Mediation for Social Inclusion Colloquium. This event will take place on 26 and 27 April 2018 and addressing the theme “Europe as a space for intercultural dialogue and mediation.” It will be a moment of interdisciplinary debate on the challenges of contemporary society, addressing issues such as migration, diversity, intercultural communication and mediation, with the aim to deepening the construction of more welcoming, inclusive and peaceful societies.

The organizing committee invites all those interested in the theme of the congress to participate with the presentation of papers. Proposals for oral communications and posters  may be submitted.

Digital Storytelling for Intercultural Dialogue

Applied ICDTraining Course: Once Upon a Story – Digital Storytelling for Intercultural Dialogue. 5-14 November 2017, Evora, Portugal

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain

Application deadline: 17th September 2017

Erasmus+ training course addressed to youth workers and young leaders interested in exploring the method of digital storytelling and its usage for working with young people with diverse cultural background. Follow the link above for details.