The symposium is being held at ISEG – School of Economics and Management. ISEG is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious colleges of Economics and Business Studies, through which important personalities in national public life have passed on and continue to do so. In addition to its 104 hundred years of history and traditions, ISEG is also focused on living the present to its full potential and facing the challenges of the future with a sense of leadership and innovation, maintaining its important role in higher education through research in Economics, Business Studies and related subjects. It also focuses on making its mark at an international level through modern, scientific and pedagogically innovative teaching methods.

ISEG is situated in a distinguished area of Lisbon, in a XVII century Convent, between Lapa, Santos and Madragoa, next to the Parliament with the Tagus river in the background. Lisbon is a historical capital, a true melting pot with unique features, where 800 years of diverse cultural influences mix with modern trends and lifestyles, creating remarkable contrasts.


Travel Information


One of Europe’s most ancient capitals, Lisbon’s relaxed charm and cultural vibrancy have made itone of Europe’s go-to destinations. 

Lisbon always offers something special to its visitors and however many descriptions you have read, you will only know which Lisbon is yours once you have arrived here. We will lend the climate, colors, gastronomy, history, diverse culture life and the breathtaking landscape in the surroundings to your visit.
Lisbon is a city of light. Combined with the almost constant presence of sunshine, the river Tagus transforms the Portuguese capital into a mirror of a thousand colors – reflecting the cultural richness of Portugal’s history in the city’s beauty and unique architecture.

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Lisbon is the capital city and largest city of Portugal with a population of 547,631 within its administrative limits on a land area of 84.8 km2. The urban area of Lisbon extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of over 3 million on an area of 958 km2, making it the 9th most populous urban area in the European Union. About 2,831,000 people live in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (which represents approximately 27% of the population of the country). Lisbon is recognised as a global city because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education, and tourism. It is one of the major economic centres on the continent, with a growing financial sector and the largest/second largest container port on Europe’s Atlantic coast. Lisbon enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Among all the metropolises in Europe, it has the warmest winters, with average temperatures 15 °C (59 °F) during the day and 8 °C (46 °F) at night from December to February. The typical summer’s season lasts about six months, from May to October, although also in November, March and April temperatures sometimes reach around 20 °C (68.0 °F).

Lisbon’s public transport network is extremely far-reaching and reliable. The Lisbon Metro as its main artery, connecting the city centre with the upper and eastern districts, and now reaching the suburbs. Ambitious expansion projects will increase the network by almost one third, connecting the airport, and the northern and western districts. Bus, funicular and tram services have been supplied by the Companhia de Carris de Ferro de Lisboa (Carris), for over a century.

For more information on Lisbon, the city and travel options, please visit the sites below.

Not to miss in Lisbon

  • Baixa (downtown) – the busy financial and shopping area. Praça do Comércio, the magnificent «Black Horse» Square with its Triumphal Arch facing the River Tagus, the Cathedral, the City Hall, the Carmo Convent, etc.
  • Alfama – charming ancient Moorish quarter with narrow winding streets and picturesque white washed houses. On top of the hill is the St. Jorge’s Castle from where you have fantastic view over the city and the river Tagus.
  • Bairro Alto – a typical “quarter” in the city centre where the nightlife is lively and where you will find some of the more famous Fado houses, where Fado (the traditional “blues” of Lisbon) is performed.
  • Belém – the westernmost part of the city, known for its UNESCO world heritage monuments and other important and emblematic buildings (Tower of Belém, Jerónimos Monastery, Discovery’s Monument, Cultural Centre, Royal Coaches Museum, Ajuda Royal Palace and the Presidential Palace). This area is also appreciated by the local inhabitants for its leisure and recreational areas. It was from the Belém river shore, near its graceful Tower (1515), that the ships of Vasco da Gama and other famous explorers set sail.
  • Parque das Nações (Nations Park) – this was the site of the world Expo’98, leaving its legacy of avant-garde architecture along the river Tagus to Lisboa.  The area is today a residential area including some spectacular constructions such as the Vasco da Gama Tower, the old oil refinery Galp Tower, the Pavilhão de Portugal (designed by the awarded Portuguese architect Siza Vieira), the Oceanarium and the superb “Atlantico Dome” – Lisbon’s multipurpose hall for sports, shows, meetings and exhibitions.
  • Mini Cruise Tagus River – A mini cruise is a real must as its offers a complete view over the city. Centuries of history will emerge from its monuments scattered along the hills always with a window open to the river.


In order to take advantage of the reduced prices, the reservation of accommodation must be made through the local agency MOIMOI Portugal.


Any question related with hotel booking / transportation, please contact:


MOIMOI – Destination Management Company
Tel: +351211990717

Tel: +351917278035 


Hotel rates per room per night: (breakfast and all taxes included)

Hotel location Map here


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Useful Information: 

Emergency Phone Number: 112


Insurance: All conference attendees are advised to arrange private travel insurance. The conference organizers and committee accept no liability for personal accidents or damage to property. The organizing committee reserves the right to amend and/or alter the conference program without prior notice.


Prescriptions: If you need particular mediation, take an adequate supply with you, although most pharmacies are well equipped. It is wise to carry a legible prescription with you to show that you legally use the medication.


Time Zone: The time zone in Portugal is GMT+00 (Lisboa, Dublin, London).


Public Transportation: The two public transportation companies Carris (buses and trams) and Metro (underground) covers the entire city with regular bus and tram routes as well as underground lines.


Taxis: The city is served by 3.500 taxis and a taxi ride from the airport to the city centre should cost between 8.00 € and 15.00 €. The usual urban taxi fares are:


  • Day (06.00h to 21.00h) – 3.25 € + 0.10 €/km
  • Night, weekend and holidays: 3.90 € + 0.10 €/km


Taxis are widely used by the locals, and in comparison to the taxi fares in other countries, the Lisboa taxis are still to be considered a rather inexpensive means of transportation.
T: +351 214 660 101 /+351 214 659 500

Pharmacy: The pharmacies are opened on weekdays from 09.00h to 19.00h (some may be closed between 13.00h and 15.00h) and on weekends from 09.00h to 13.00h.

An illuminated green cross indicates that that pharmacy is opened after hours. For further information regarding the afterhours pharmacies please consult www.farmaciasdeserviç


Smoking: The Portuguese law, in accordance with Regulations in force in the majority of European Countries and the USA, does not allow smoking in any public transportation or in any closed public areas.

(Some restaurants, bars and discotecs may have a designated smoking area).


Water: Tap water in Portugal is drinking water!


Electricity: The voltage in Lisbon is the local current is 220 AC and the connection is made by a two-pin plug. Travelers’ from the USA will require a voltage converter. Travelers’ from the UK will require a plug adapter and this is best bought in the UK as they are hard to find in Lisbon (can try at the Lisbon airport).


Currency, Banks and Post Offices: The national currency in Portugal is Euro. Banks are open from Monday to Friday between 8.30 am and 3 pm. Post offices are usually open between 8.30 am and 6 pm. Exchange houses operate everyday between 9 am and 1 pm and from 2 pm to 7 pm.


In Portugal, the most commonly used credit cards are: Visa, American Express, Diners Club, Europay / MasterCard, JCB and Maestro.


Portugal has a national network of cash machines (ATMs) identified by the symbol MB (Multibanco), from which you can withdraw cash 24 hours a day.


Climate: The average maximum daily temperature and average minimum temperature in the Lisboa area in May/June are 22ºC / 72F (high) and 18ºC / 64F (low)


TAX & VAT: Visitors to Portugal who are not resident in any of the European Union member states can be reimbursed for the VAT (Value Added Tax) paid on purchases that they have made in Portugal and are being transported in their personal luggage. Only private individuals can benefit from this reimbursement.


Detailed information can be seen in the following websites:

Premier Tax Free – –
Global Refund – –
Innova Taxfree Portugal – –



Visa Information

Citizens of the European Union, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Romania and Switzerland need only an identity card to enter in Portugal. In addition to their identity card, minors must also present authorisation from their parents to travel.
For visits of less than 90 days, a passport valid for at least three months after the end of their stay is necessary for visitors from Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China in Hong Kong and Macao and Taiwan territorial Authority.


Citizens from countries not mentioned above need a visa to enter Portugal, which may be requested at the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate of their country.

Under the terms of the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement, flights between Schengen states are considered to be internal flights and passengers do not need to obtain another visa.


You will find all the detailed information in the following websites:


If you have any questions please ask your nearest Portuguese consulate.






Unlike other airports throughout Europe, the Lisbon Airport (Portela International Airport) is located very close to center of the city. So you don’t have to travel a long time after landing in the airport!

Lisbon is just a few hours (2 to 3 hours) away from most European cities and 6 to 8 hours away from North America. Further information about Lisbon International Airport


AeroBus departs from the airport every 20 minutes (from 7.00 am to 9.00 pm) to the city centre (journey time: 20 minutes). Single ticket price: €3.50


Underground transportation also connects the airport with the city centre. It’s a cheap and quick way to travel, and can get you almost anywhere in Lisbon.

TICKETS (also valid for “carris bus” yellow buses):  each trip: €1.40 / 24h tickets: €6.00
It requires the acquisition of a rechargeable electronic ticket: 0.50


BUS You can also take the local buses to the city, namely numbers 21, 22, 31, 44, 83, 91, 96, 705, 708 and 745 (from 6.00 am to 9.30 pm) and bus number 208 (from 11.00 pm to 4.00 am).

TICKETS: purchased on the bus: €1.80 (also valid for subway)


Taxis are available 24-hours a day, the journey time to the city centre lasts 15-30 minutes and costs between 10-15 EUR.



There is a wide inexpensive network of public transportation in Lisbon, and you can choose between bus, subway, elevators, electric trams or trains, within the city or to the suburbs.

The card “Cartão Viva Viagem” gives you the opportunity to travel around the city using all means of transportation.

At the start you also need to buy a rechargeable Viva Viagem card which is an extra €0,50. You can charge the card in multiples of €5,00 and use it by “zapping” individual journeys at €1,40 a time


Underground is the easiest and fastest way to get around the city and runs from 6.00 am to 1.00 am.


More information available at:


TAP Portugal has agreed with ISEG in the scope of the “2015 European Security Conference” to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from the 1st to the 2nd of June 2015, to offer a discount to the participants who make their flight booking and buy their ticket exclusively through TAP Portugal’s website.
The discounts offered are the following:
– 10% in economy class
– 20% in business class
The code IT15TPCG62 has been given to this event and must be mentioned when making the booking in order to benefit from the discount:
To make the booking, the participant should follow these steps:
– enter the website
– select flights and dates
– insert the event code in the Promotion/Congress Code Box,located on the left side of the webpage