Future skills: a new hope

Presentation of the Gulbenkian Academies for Knowledge results

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Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation


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The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation launched the Gulbenkian Academies for Knowledge in May 2018 – a skills promotion movement so that today’s children and young people are able to face a rapidly changing future. The time has come to present the results of this initiative that reached more than 50,000 young people under-25 years of age through 100 projects distributed throughout the country promoted by non-profit organizations that have developed new skills.

This event will also serve to promote the debate on how social and emotional skills are related to various current issues.

Know the project


08:30 / Check-in

09:00 / Opening Session

António Leite, Secretary of State for Education
António Feijó, President of the Board of Trustees of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

09:30 / SEL & Climate change

Viriato Soromenho-Marques – Philosopher, University of Lisbon
Pedro Sá, Municipality of Lousada (GAK “BioEscola 360º”)
Tâmyris Jaffe, Associação Transfronteiriça para o Desenvolvimento (GAK “AgriEscola”)

10:00 / SEL & Economy

Noémie Le Donné – Senior Project Manager – OECD
M.ª Isabel Pires and Joana Ladeiro – Educar para Voar – Associação de Professores (GAK “Educar para Voar”)
Vitor Gamboa – University of Algarve (GAK “EPARCA”)

10:30 / SEL & Health

Mark Greenberg – Bennet Chair of Prevention Research, Penn State University
Ana Duarte – University of Minho (GAK “Livre para Crescer”)
Filomena Gaspar – GAK “Incredible Years” methodology, University of Coimbra

11:00 / SEL & Academic Performance

Pedro Rosário – GAK Advisory Board and author of “Arco-Íris” methodology
João Costa Seco – Nova FCT (GAK “OCTO-Nova Academia do Pensamento Computacional”)
Mª Carminda Morais – Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo (GAK “INPEC+”)


12:00 / SEL & Civic role of the arts

Rui Horta – Choreographer (GAK “PessoasPessoas”)
Ana Gil and Nuno Leão – Terceira Pessoa – Associação (GAK “Manifesta-te”)
Catarina Aidos – Yellow Cusca Associação Cultural (GAK “Academias Imaginárias”)

12:30 / SEL & Community development

Frederico D’Eça – Director for Education in the Municipality of Sintra, Portugal
Edite Costa Matos – Fundação Edite Costa Matos, Mão Amiga (GAK “Maneiras de Sever”)
Patrícia Sarmento – A Vida Ama-me (GAK “Semear Valores On-air”)


14:00 / 5 years of GAK: an external assessment

Clara Barata & Joana Alexandre – GAK Monitoring and Evaluation Team
Catarina Burnay, Patrícia Dias, Rodrigo Queiroz e Melo – CEPCEP – Universidade Católica Portuguesa

14:30 / Round-table SEL Implementation: Challenges & Opportunities

In classrooms: Nuno Rola – Centro Doutor João dos Santos – Casa da Praia (GAK “Casa da Praia”
In schools: Andreia Espain – Associação Mente de Principiante (GAK “Calmamente”)
In communities: Carina Nunes e Luís Santos – Associação Operação Vida (GAK “O Melhor de Mim”)

15:00 / The role of Municipalities promoting SEL & Well-being

Raquel Ferreira – Municipality of Sintra (GAK “Sintra Cresce Saudável”)
Paula Pimentel – Municipality of Cascais (GAK “Brincar em Cascais”)
Mariana Cardoso – Municipality of Lousada (GAK “Academia das Gerações”)
Ana Butt – Municipality of Ílhavo (GAK “Casa das Máquinas”)

15:40 / Scaling up SEL

Rui Marques – IPAV (GAK “Academia de Líderes Ubuntu”)
Sílvia Branco – Associação Escola das Emoções (GAK “Lupa”)
Joana Moreira – Associação Juvenil Transformers (GAK “Escola de Superpoderes”)

16:15 / SEL: Building Bridges for Our Future

Aaliyah Samuel – President and CEO at CASEL

17:00 / Final remarks & the road ahead

Pedro Cunha – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

17:15 / Concert

Orquestra de Percussão Corporal – Conservatório de Loures


Moderation: António Raminhos

*to be confirmed
SEL – Social and Emotional Learning

14:00 – 16:00 / Workshop SEL & Teacher Wellbeing

Christa Turksma – Co-developer of the CARE for Teachers programme

14:00 – 16:00 / Workshop SEL & Education Leadership

Aaliyah Samuel – President and CEO at CASEL
Jennifer Adams – former Director of Education of the Ottawa-Carlton School District in Cana

14:00 – 16:00 / Workshop Paths

Mark Greenberg – Bennet Chair of Prevention Research, Penn State University

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