10 of March 2016

CPLP's future under discussion

"The Future of CPLP" debate will take place on March 12 in Porto, Portugal. This event is promoted by Conexão Lusófona and Fundação Portugal - África and supported by UCCLA.

The Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) will complete 20 years of existence in July. In the same month the 11th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the CPLP will take place, which aims to claim a new phase in this international organization’s life. Thus, this event, of open debate between speakers and audience, intends to gather input from various civil society organizations, companies, associations, academic institutions, which will subsequently be drained into the next Summit of Heads of State and Government.

This meeting, in partnership with the NGO World Smile and MBA Atlantic, will be attended by the Executive Secretary of the CPLP, Isaac Murade Murargy, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, Augusto Santos Silva, the President of the Business Confederation of the CPLP, Salimo Abdula, and the UCCLA Secretary-General, Victor Ramalho.

The debate will take place at 4pm, in Fundação Portugal - África (Rua de Serralves, n.º 191 - close to Hotel HF Ipanema Park), Porto. Entry is free but subject to prior registration via e-mail to geral@conexaolusofona.org