• International day of PEACE


    Cultivar a nossa melhor humanidade Dialogos sobre Paz e Acoes Climaticas

    On September 21, the International Day of Peace, the Chair celebrated peace by organizing a morning of sharing and dialogue, involving about 30 people in an intergenerational group - aged from 17 to 84 years old - that included inspiring national and international youth and activists who dedicate their lives to improving the world in a sustainable and harmonious way.

    We thereby list some of the participants and projects that were represented:
    * David Schenscher - an active and conscientious young man, spoke about his experience of being born in a community based in Portugal, and known worldwide, devoted to peace and sustainability  - the "TAMERA" community;
    * Pedro Rodrigues - Representative of the project "The Little Buddha", that brings meditative practices to young people in schools and also offer support groups for people undergoing suffering experiences and for men who want to reconnect with their deepest selves and re-invent themselves;
    * Alexandre Seguro - a very young committed and active youngster labouring on the paths of meditation, peace and transformation, and co-creator of the 'Meditate with the Earth' (and Climate) initiative;
    * Rita Fouto - from FAREDUCA, specialist in environmental education. FAREDUCA is a social enterprise that works in the area of ​​education for the environment and sustainable development, which privileges the artistic languages ​​to transmit information (sensitize), sediment knowledge (educate) and induce changes (transform), acting simultaneously at the individual and collective level;
    * Rafaela Leal, with a graduation in International Relations and dedicated to Peace Education, is an active member of this UNESCO Chair
    * Denise Luxton, from  Ecosophia Farm, who seeks to produce and share knowledge that materializes new forms of symbiosis between man and nature.
    Ecosophia - Greek Oikos (Habitat) + Sophia (Wisdom / Knowledge).


  • Yoga for Peace

    0001The event is part of the Mission Unit of ISCSP-Welfare and the UNESCO Chair in Education for Sustainable Global Peace. It is a set of 4 practical yoga workshops, guided by Prof. Leonor Feron Buzaglo. The trainer lived in India where she studied and worked, and where she continues to live part of the year. Concludes studies in Traditional Hatha Yoga in India, in Vidya Gurukul Yoga (University of Satyananda line). She is certified and recognized in India and internationally in Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Pre and Post Natal as well as Yoga for Children, Yoga Psychology, Yoga Anatomy and Alignment. This is a major community for health community ISPSPiana and practice mental health and practice mental health care.

    Yoga is an age-old practice with proven results in health promotion and well-being. Even with the preliminary data, there are indications of a regular practice of Yoga in improving pain, better overall performance and seriousness, the same in people with physical risk, such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and depression, stress and anxiety . There is also prominence of brain changes, helping in greater emotional self-control, resilience and positive mood. There are, among others, the goal of improving attention, sleep problems and the activation of the immune system. The ISCSP-Welfare offers a student and staff, teachers and non-teachers, a possibility to practice Yoga, with the objective of carrying out a journey a month, free of charge and with a quality facilitator - accredited, with much experience and many scientific resources on the subject.

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  • International Day of Happiness

    Come celebrate International Happiness Day.Dia da Felicidade Cartazz
    Happiness is a durable state of fulfilment, satisfaction, and physical and psychic balance, in which suffering and restlessness are transformed into emotions or feelings ranging from contentment to intense joy or jubilation.
    Happiness also has the meaning of spiritual well-being or inner peace.
    Happiness should always be treated as a primary issue in our society, which often does not give it its due value.

    We live a tormented life span, which can not depend on the exploits of superficial and individual Happiness, with the risk of wandering competently through the landscapes of our decay. Happiness - as common resources, as a hope - can not be for energy consumption.
    Peace is so difficult. A harmony. Trust in the future. The deep comprehension of the other. Life with integral quality.
    So the time for coherence and health has come. The time to create new patrimonies of humanity. Only a movement of empathy will keep us from moral ruin.
    Studying Hope, knowing what's best for the future, and discussing who brings the quality of life (in a Public Hearing format, through a method developed by Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo), are ways of traveling for beauty and the future that unites We need a choreography of new gestures, new conversations, original languages, new human and spiritual marks.

    This day is celebrated globally with each March 20 and was conceived and funded by philanthropist, activist, statesman and prominent United Nations special adviser Jayme Illien to inspire, mobilize and promote the global happiness movement.
    Come celebrate happiness with us!

    During this event we will present:
    The results of the Barometer of Hope
    The public hearing on quality of life

    Day 20/3, 6 pm, Monsanto Room, ISCSP - Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences (location) in Alto da Ajuda.

    Free admission, we count on you!

  • H-20 | UNESCO Education for Global Peace Sustainability
    World Happiness Summit 2019 (University of Lisbon)

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    The H-20 Government Meeting is an invitation-only roundtable dialogue uniting global government leaders, economists, academics, activists and researchers to cross-pollinate and focus on improving the well-being of societies and nations, and is designed as a discussion of best practices, challenges and policies around increasing civic happiness.  Just as the G20 Summit focuses on strengthening global economies, the H-20 gathering ambitiously focuses on raising the global quotient of happiness. Representatives from over 40 countries and leading academics and researches have been invited to participate in the third H-20 meeting that will be held at the Universidade de Lisboa, the largest and most prestigious university in Portugal and one of Europe’s leading universities.



  • H-20 | WOHASU® Government Track
    THE H-20 OR “HAPPY 20”

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    Much like the G20 focuses on growth economics, the H-20 examines wellbeing economics. Social and cultural values differ among countries and within countries. Growth and GDP focus often disconnect policy from citizen aspirations. Science demonstrates the linkage between citizen perceived happiness and satisfaction in government performance.
    Invited government leaders, economists, academics, activists, and researchers discuss wellbeing policy. Attendees share societal and national wellbeing policy challenges and good practices.

    The H-20 focuses on “Smart Prosperity:”
    Smart prosperity driven by policy simplification and the latest science;
    Smart social investment practices for lasting national peace and social cohesion;
    Smart economic returns from wellbeing and happiness policy;
    Smart orchestration of health, employment, education, and inclusion policy

    The H-20 Government Summit is an invitation-only roundtable dialog uniting global government leaders, economists, academics, activists and researchers motivated to improve national and societal well-being. Just as the G-20 Summit focuses on strengthening global economies, the H-20 Summit focuses on strengthening civic and public happiness. Ministers and senior government leaders from post-conflict and developing nations are invited.

    The Future of Government Effectiveness is the H-20 mandate. Modern public policy, social cohesion and sustainable peace is our 2019 theme. Peace and the respect for human dignity are key to constructing environments where people can thrive. Education is an important driving force towards building bridges for social cohesion and eliminating conflict.

    The H-20 Lisbon 2019, in partnership with the University of Lisbon and UNESCO, is privileged with the High Sponsorship of the Presidency of the Portuguese Republic, as well as many other Portuguese and international entities from more than 20 countries. Government participants from Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana, Jamaica, Kosovo, Liberia, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Timor-Leste, United Kingdom, Colombia and the United Arab Emirates have attended previous Summits.

    WOHASU, the social enterprise that organizes the World Happiness Summit and H-20, celebrates the United Nations International Day of Happiness (decreed by the General Assembly to be observed every March 20). The World Happiness Report, produced yearly by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, demonstrates that effective public policy requires more than an economic lens. Well-being, social protection, inclusion, equality and healthy environments support country-context policy performance. The WOHASU mission is to highlight happiness as a crucial element of development and societal well-being.

  • Home Peace Run - Cerimónia Final da Rota Europeia em Lisboa

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    The Peace Run (also known as World Harmony Race) is a global race, where people promote peace, friendship and harmony by passing a flaming torch from hand to hand.

    Founded in 1987 by the Sri Chinmoy Peace Philosopher, Peace Run has so far involved more than 10 million people in more than 150 countries.

    The message of Peace Run is very simple: when we manage to run together in peace and harmony, then we can also live together in peace and friendship. Each of us can change the world - giving a living example to others and symbolically giving the first step - each step counts.

    Join Peace Run and hold the torch, which has been touched by millions of people around the world from all cultural records. Your step is the first step towards the goal of world harmony.     

    Start: October 1st - Vilar Formoso

    Arrival: 7th and 8th of October - Lisbon

  • Launch of the UNESCO CHAIR “Education for Global Peace Sustainability”

    CARTAZ Lancamento Catedra UNESCO Educacao para paz Sustentavel

    The University of Lisbon was awarded the UNESCO Chair in recognition of the work carried out by the University of Lisbon in the area of ​​social and political sciences and is a proof of trust in the proposed work proposal.

    This Chair aims to support the implementation of the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, in particular by contributing to Goal 16, "Peace, Justice and Effective Institutions".This project also deserved the dignified support of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Eng. António Guterres and the President of the Portuguese Republic.

    The E = GPS Chair will be led by Portugal which, according to the 2018 Global Peace Index, is the fourth most peaceful country in the world. The Project already integrates partners from around 20 countries on several continents, combining the experiences and resources of the various partners in different scientific domains.

  • Workshop on "Pedagogy of Cooperation and practices of living in the context of organizations"

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    A Workshop on "Pedagogy of Cooperation and practices of living in the context of organizations" was held on July 9, 2018 at the ISCSP. The workshop was facilitated by the Brazilian specialist in Pedagogy of Cooperation and Peace, Cambises Alves.Many of the current challenges faced by Organizations have to do with the development of Cooperation among employees at the whole system’s level. Great pressures for results and competitive standards (where the other is viewed as an adversary rather than a partner) end up generating consequences such as isolation, unnecessary competition, and staggered conflicts. To change this scenario, we believe that it is necessary to create environments capable of promoting collaboration, not only as a principle but as a work practice, recognizing it as a way to generate more productivity, optimize resources and promote peace and well- being, at the personal and collective realms.

  • Active Agents of Happiness

    Agentes Ativos da Felicidade

    The Course of Active Agents of Happiness took place between May 25 and June 26, 2018, and had the objective of providing scientifically based tools for the promotion of individual and collective well-being, happiness and peace. It is a well-being and harmony-based approach supported on positive psychology and clinical hypnosis, which focuses on personal development and positive citizenship.


    Dr. Marisa Oliveira (Psychologist and ISCSP PhD student)
    Prof. Dr. Mário Simões (Psychiatrist, Faculty of Medicine of University of Lisbon, Portugal)
    Prof. Dr. Marcelo Demarzo (Mindfunless specialist in Brazil)

  • Education for Mindfulness

    Educação para o Mindfulness

    The "Education for Mindfulness: Personal & Development Program of practical application of the 4 years at 100 and peaks", was held from April 21 to June 9, 2018 at ISCSP and was aimed at those who work in education, either formally or informally. It was led by the Psychologist Dr. Catarina Ferreira. It was a practical course that had as objective to offer to the ISCSP community, and to the public in general, scientifically based tools promoters of and physical and psychological health and well-being, through the training of mindfulness.

    Given the scarcity of materials designed to work from the positive perspective and the potentialization of the focus on well-being and attention, either inside and outside the classroom, this training came to seed in the cultivation of a more complete education, working the school context as a whole.

  • The Mediterranean in Monsanto: in defense of biodiversity

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    "The Mediterranean in Monsanto: in defense of biodiversity" was a walk thattook place on the morning of April 14, 2018, in partnership with the Interpretation Center of Monsanto-CIM, Lisbon City Hall, and Guided by Prof. Dr. Álvaro Fonseca. The objective was to work on the relationship between individual well-being, collective well-being and environmental sustainability - crossing pedagogical moments with a new awareness and new practices of environmental protection. The walk was accompanied by the reading of excerpts from texts by various authors about Nature, and several examples of the flora and fauna typical of the Mediterranean ecosystems that occur spontaneously in Portuguese territory were observed.Awareness of the vastness of the diversity and complexity of life is an inexhaustible and undeniable source of peace and well-being, which, by nourishing fascination with other beings and their diversity, stimulates our attention and care, indispensable for following paths more sustainable and harmonious than those in which we presently find ourselves.

  • Positive Quotidians and the Imperative of Peace: Contributions of Positive Language Psychology Portuguese

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    Between 1 and 3 March 2018, a scientific event was held at the ISCSP, attended by about 150 lecturers, Portuguese and Brazilian, under the theme "Positive Quotidians and the Imperative of Peace: Contributions of Positive Language Psychology Portuguese. "

    The event took into consideration the omnipresence and urgency of the need for more peaceful and positive lives in common, brings together in this international meeting the Portuguese voices of researchers and practitioners who, in a concrete way, bring vital contributions to human existence.

    Undoubtedly, global peace, at the same time so vulnerable and so indispensable, is constantly and dramatically challenged in our  world today. By studying and promoting personal and public happiness, and by creating scientifically validated forms of psychological and relational well-being, it has contributed in many ways to understanding and empowering more peaceful, fairer and more humane everyday lives. As a scientific expression and as an expression of culture, it now has a fundamental, individual, social and political role, which also needs multiple worldviews to be more useful and more global.