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Estoril Conferences joins National Youth Encounter for a day dedicated to Human Rights.


In a partnership with the National Youth Council, the Estoril Conferences will organize a special edition of the Youth Summit on December 13 in Cascais, at the Estoril Congress Center. The event will be open to the public.

The day of debates will be dedicated to Human Rights, on the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in 1948. As part of the National Youth Encounter that will take place between December 12 and 14, themes and speakers for this special edition of the Youth Summit have been thought out with young people in mind, seeking to empower them for the defense and promotion of Human Rights in their future.

Chris Arnold (founder and CEO of World Merit), Maria João Marques (reporter and essayist in the Observador), Pedro Neto (Executive Director of Amnesty International Portugal), Richard Kemp (Cllr, CBE, leader of the Liberal Democrats in Liverpool) and Teresa Violante (Chairperson of the Estoril Conferences) are the speakers confirmed to speak on subjects concerning "Defending Human Rights in the Age of Multiculturalism," "Activism and New Forms of Political Participation," and "Human Rights and Duties."

This will be the 16th National Youth Encounter and, in addition to a special edition of the Youth Summit of the Estoril Conferences, the official closing session of Cascais - European Youth Capital 2018 will also be part of the program.

Human Rights will likewise be the main theme of the next edition of the Estoril Conferences, from May 27 to 29, and the first speakers have already been announced.