On 24 june 2019, Lisbon Youth Centre hosted the Youth Conference on the Future of Work, promoted by the
Community of the Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP), the Organization of Ibero-American States for
Education, Science and Culture (OEI), the CPLP Youth Forum and OIT-Lisboa (International Labour
This initiative was developed in the framework of the World Conference of Ministers responsible for Youth and
the Youth Forum “Lisboa+21”, which was held on 22 and 23 June 2019, in Lisbon, and was aimed at raising young
people’s awareness and trigger reflection on the hindrances of future work, entrepreneurship towards
sustainable development and social protection, within the context of the CPLP year for Youth, as well as OEI’s 70th
anniversary and OIT’s centenary.
The event was held under the patronage of Portugal’s Secretariat of State for Youth and Sports and CPLP’s
General Secretariat for the Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers, and with the institutional support from the
Union Conference of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CSPLP), CPLP’s Business Confederation (CE-CPLP), Lusófona
University and the CPLP member States’ student associations in Portugal.
It was attended by the Secretary of State for Youth and Sports, João Paulo Rebelo, Cape Verde’s Secretary of State for
Youth, representative of the pro-tempore Presidency of CPLP, Carlos Monteiro, São Tomé e Príncipe’s Minister of Youth,
Sports and Entrepreneurship and President of CPLP’s Conference of Youth and Sport Ministers, Vinício Teles Xavier de Pina,
the President of CPLP’s Youth Forum (FJCPLP), Marcus Barão, OIT-Lisboa Director, Mafalda Troncho and OIT-Portugal
Director, Ana Paula Laborinho.