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.

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