General Info

The International Congress on Sustainable Development, Landscape Planning and Territorial Governance is organized in cooperation by:

  • Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, Portugal
  • University of Extremadura, Spain
  • University of Évora, Portugal
  • University of Madeira, Portugal
  • WSB University, Poland

The congress will take place between 04 and 05 of June 2020, at the CAMPUS POLITÉCNICO, in the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, PORTUGAL.

This event will explore the ongoing dynamic, emerging issues and future challenges regarding territorial governance and public management as well as the other fields of research that may have an influence on sustainable development. Contextually, several themes will be addressed, namely: Public Management; Territorial Governance and Strategies; Cross-Border Cooperation and Inter-Regional Cooperation; Inter-Organizational Cooperation; Sustainable Planning; Sustainable Development; Smart Cities; Biodiversity Policies and Strategies; Accessibility and Connectivity Transport Systems; Sustainable Tourism Management; Sustainable Culture Management; Renewables Energies; Circular and Green Economy; Environmental Rights and Legislation; Migratory fluxes – Strategies, Management and Planning; Natural Based Solutions.

The submission process will take place between October 15th, 2019, and March 30th, 2020.

All the accepted papers/abstracts will be published in the conference Book of Abstracts (with ISBN) which is foreseen as a Congress outcome. BEST RESEARCH PAPERS will be invited to submit full versions which will be published according to the subject:

All the selected papers will be subject of a blind review process coordinated by each journal according to their editing and reviewing processes. After selection papers need to be submitted on each journal online platforms available here.

Registration fees:
Early Registration – 250,00 €;
Regular Registration – 350,00 €;
Student (subject to confirmation) – 200,00 €;
Researchers from organizing institutions – 100,00€

Each registered author may submit up to 2 papers. For each ADDITIONAL PAPER an extra fee of 100,00€ is required.

Accommodation costs are not included in the congress fee.

Congress languages: preferably English, however Portuguese and Spanish can also be used.

Organizers Contacts:
Luis Loures and Julian Mora Aliseda,
e-mail address: SD2020@ipportalegre.pt


November 1st, 2019 – Beginning of the submission process

March 30th, 2020 – Submission process limit

March 30th, 2020 – Early registration limit

April 30th, 2020 – Regular registration limit

May 10th, 2020 – Information of sucessful registration limit

June 4th and 5th, 2020International Congress on Sustainable Development, Landscape Planning and Territorial Governance

Hope to see you in PORTUGAL!