The “International Congress on Culture and Tourism: national development, peace promotion and rapprochement between nations” ended in Maputo, Mozambique, on November 27.
With the participation of more than twenty researchers from the CECS, the scientific event sought to “promote the development of Cultural Studies in the Portuguese language space, a vast geostrategic transnational and transcultural region”, as stated by Moisés de Lemos Martins, director of CECS and president of the scientific committee.
During the two days of the Congress, issues such as Tourism, the development and construction of peace, heritage, cultural expressions and identities, Intercultural Communication, memories, imaginaries and representations of the media, as well as the mobilities, landscapes, gastronomy and sustainability.
Ana Cristina Pereira, Ana Duarte Melo, Isabel Macedo, Ivo Domingues, João Sarmento, Joaquim Fidalgo, José Carlos Venâncio, Luís António Santos, Lurdes Macedo, Madalena Oliveira, Manuel Gama, Manuel Pinto, Maria da Luz Correia, Mariana Lameiras, Miguel Bandeira, Moisés de Lemos Martins, Rita Ribeiro, Rosa Cabecinhas, Sandra Marinho, Sara Balonas and Vítor de Sousa, are part of the CECS team that went to Mozambique to participate in the scientific event that was also attended by the President of the Republic of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi , the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Mozambique, Silva Dunduro, the mayor of Maputo, David Simango, among other representatives of national entities.
Silva Dunduro, took the opportunity to affirm that “Mozambique should become one of the most competitive destinations in the world through Tourism” while emphasizing the purpose of promoting peace and bringing nations closer together through scientific cooperation among higher education institutions.
The Congress also had space for the pre-launch of the magazine Communication and Society on “Lusophone Studies and Communication Sciences” edited by Moisés de Lemos Martins, Alda Costa, and Isabel Macedo.