Communicating diversity at the I SOPCOM Intercultural Communication WG Meeting

The Monastery of São Martinho de Tibães, in Braga, was the place chosen for the first meeting of the Working Group on Intercultural Communication of the Portuguese Sciences Communication Society (SOPCOM), on October 4.

Carla Cerqueira, Isabel Macedo, Lurdes Macedo, Rosa Cabecinhas and Vítor de Sousa were some of the CECS researchers who were directly related to the organization of the meeting. Communicating Diversity was the theme of the event, which brought together stakeholders from various areas of civil society. Present were researchers from various universities in the country, as well as representatives of non-governmental organizations, associations and magazines, the journalists’ union, the Portuguese Regulatory Authority for the Media, the Network for the Downturn in Portugal, among other participants.

Rita Ribeiro, Deputy Director of CECS, was present at the opening session of the meeting, reinforcing the interest of the Communication and Society Research Centre on the theme of Intercultural Communication and supporting the initiative to promote a closer relationship between academia and the community, values that underpin the CECS strategic project.

The organization was responsible for the Intercultural Communication WG of SOPCOM and CECS and was supported by the Monastery of São Martinho de Tibães, through the participation of the director Maria de Lurdes Rufino.

Watch the video with the testimonies of Isabel Macedo, Maria de Lurdes Rufino and Rosa Cabecinhas.

[Text published 09-10-2018]