Gulbenkian Ideas

In addition to major studies and briefs, the Future Forum regularly publish Ideas from renowned personalities and authors in their fields. In short texts (from 5 to 10 pages) or testimonials on video, these personalities expose their position on a certain topic, clarifying and provoking the debate.



Series «Covid-19: What Next?»

In this special series from Gulbenkian Ideas, a set of testimonials about the changes that may occur in the world in the post-Covid-19 are presented.

The testimonies, by thinkers of recognized merit, national and foreign, and young people between 15 and 30 years old involved in projects supported by the Foundation, reflect ideas that range from Interpersonal Relations to Sustainability, the Digital World or the New Social Contract.






New Social Contract

Civic Participation

International Policy

Interpersonal Relations


Conference “Rethinking Society for the 21st Century”

The conference “Rethinking Society for the 21st Century”, held on January 9, 2020, aimed to present and discuss the conclusions of the Report “A Manifesto for Social Progress – Ideas for a Better Society”, which main message is that the institutions of the market are necessary, but insufficient to constitute a base of a society that guarantees justice and human dignity, simultaneously with sustainability and robustness.


Social Progress

Updated on 18 february 2021