Ports - Nodes of Globalization

Heritage, Sustainability, Future

Ports - Nodes of Globalization

Sunset boat cruise where interventions related to ports and maritime heritage, perspectives, experience, economy and sustainability will be presented.

About EMD

European Maritime Days is an opportunity to highlight the importance of cultural heritage as well as a broad reflection on the current globalization, cultural diversity, climate change and environmental sustainability, exploration beyond land borders, and other areas.

For the occasion ,and under the scope of European Green Week, APORVELA and IrRADIARE, Science for Evolution invite Europe's growing maritime community onboard of Caravela Vera Cruz, XV century ship replica.

This is an opportunity to wrap-up the European Maritime Days activities with an enjoyable sunset trip along the Port of Lisbon and leave the conversations with additional inspiration to drive one more year of policy-making, investment and general orientation towards sustainability, innovation and culture. The sunset trip will be also a opportunity for short farewell interventions and networking.


This event is free of charge but the registration is required.

By filling out the form, you are sending your expression of interest but this is not final confirmation. Information with approval of your attendance will be send on May 10th.

By email to Kamila Olchowicz || Email Kamila

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APORVELA and IrRADIARE, Science for Evolution invite all EU maritime stakeholders and EU policymakers to discuss, debate and exchange best practices on board of Caravela Vera Cruz boat cruise on Tagus River.

Participants from ports, shipping industries, clusters, environmental associations, NGOs, trade unions, scientific and research institutions, and local, regional, national and European authorities, among others are welcome.

This heritage excursion will be followed by the visit at Lisbon Port where exhibition on maritime themes and poster presentations of research projects and concepts- Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Blue Economy are going to be shown.


Event of

Meeting point: Gare Marítima de Alcântara

For the occasion of European Maritime Days, and under the scope of European Green Week, APORVELA kindly invites onboard of Caravela Vera Cruz, XV century ship replica, the participants and stockholders attending the event.

Part I
15.00 / 15.30 Registration and welcome coffee
Opening Addresses
15:30 / 15.35 João Lúcio da Costa Lopes
APORVELA - Associação Portuguesa de Treino de Vela, President
15:35 / 15.40 Maria Lídia Ferreira Sequeira
Administração do Porto de Lisboa Port of Lisbon Authority, President
Part II Heritage boat excursion on Tagus River
15.40 / 15.50 Blue Economy
José Maria da Cunha Costa City of Viana do Castelo, Mayor
15.50 / 16.00 Lisbon and Maritime Tradition
Fernando Medina City of Lisbon, Mayor (TBC)
16.00 / 16.10 The tale of a European Youth Capital
Joana Balsemão City of Cascais, Councilor (tbc)
16.10 / 16.20 Magalhaes 500 Knowledge Expedition
Fernanda Rollo Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
16.20 / 16.30 Maria da Glória
Marcos Nogueira IrRADIARE, Science for Evolution Head of EU Office in Brussels
16.30 / 17:55 Sunset toast - Networking accompanied by cocktails and appetizers
17.55 / 18.00 Acknowledgement and farewell Addresses
Fernando Melo Gomes, Chairman of the Board of the General Assembly of Aporvela

City of Lisbon, Portugal

Getting the feel of a city involves a mixture of observation and experience that only come when we allow ourselves to be drawn into its daily life and discover its smells, sounds, voices, lanes and hidden corners...

In Lisboa, the RIver Tagus is never far away as we explore the history-laden streets of a city that constantly confronts us with its past, as the decorative cobble pavements lead us up from the Praça do Comércio through the 18th century Lower Town to St. George's Castle.

From the Castle, we can enjoy unparalleled views of the south bank, Rossio, the Carmo Convent, the Bairro Alto, the Avenida da Liberdade and Parque Eduardo VII, Nossa Senhora do Monte and the Mount of Graça. It could be for all the world a picture postcard of Lisboa under a perpetually blue sky, reflecting the varied colours of the roofs, streets, old houses, window frames and green spaces, offset by the glittering stream of the Tagus!



APORVELA is the Portuguese leading association of sailing training, member of the international Tall Ships Network and regular host of major tall ships events which attract hundreds of vessels and draw wide public attention.

APORVELA’s vision for heritage highlights the challenges and opportunities for industrial maritime and transport heritage and includes sessions on help for preservation organizations and expending the knowledge of their cultural legacy. Event’s theme will focus on maritime, boats, their heritage and social value to the local communities today. APORVELA invested on building and operates a XV century replica ship as the ones used then in first European lead globalization.


IrRADIARE, Science for Evolution’s

represents in Brussels a significant number of Portuguese entities among which cities, regions, municipalities, clusters and agencies.