Foro de La Toja
Vínculo Atlántico
FORO DE LA TOJA - VÍNCULO ATLÁNTICO

Lisbon, April 9, 2024
La Toja - Vínculo Atlántico Forum was born five years ago in Galicia (Spain) as a civil society initiative to promote reflection and public conversation on the global challenges of our time. The Atlantic link that we defend is geographical and cultural, but also of common values, which are materialized in a representative democracy, a free market social economy and a liberal international order.

In accordance with these premises, political leaders such as Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, António Costa, Pedro Sánchez, Mariano Rajoy, Enrico Letta, Mauricio Macri or Felipe González, as well as intellectuals of the stature of Steven Pinker, Timothy Garton Ash or Ivan Krastev, and many other personalities from the business and academic world, have already participated in our debates. Now, this meeting reinforces its Atlantic vocation by organizing its second edition in Lisbon under the same premises of excellence and plurality.
Program
  • 9.00h - OPENING
    Juan Fernández Trigo. Spanish Ambassador to Portugal

    Amancio López Seijas. President Grupo Hotusa

    Paulo Rangel. Minister of State and Foreign Affairs

    Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. President of the Portuguese Republic - Video message
  • 9.30h - ROUND TABLE: 5 decades of progress
    Antón Costas. President of the Economic and Social Council of Spain

    António Costa Pinto. Professor, historian and researcher

    Augusto Santos Silva. Professor at the Faculty of Economics of Oporto. President of the Portuguese Parliament (2022-2024).

    Moderator: Maria Inácia Rezola. Executive Commissioner of the Commission for the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of April 25th.
  • 10.30h – COFFEE BREAK
  • 10.45h - ROUND TABLE: Cities at the forefront of social transformation
    Carlos Moedas. Mayor of Lisbon

    Rui Moreira. Mayor of Porto

    Jaume Collboni. Mayor of Barcelona

    Moderator: Cristina Gallach, EU Journalist (European Union)
  • 11.45h - ROUND TABLE: 5 decades of democracy: the past and the challenges of the future
    Felipe González. President of the Spanish Government (1982-1996)

    Francisco Pinto Balsemão. Prime Minister of Portugal (1981-1983)

    Mariano Rajoy. President of the Spanish Government (2011-2018)

    António Costa. Prime Minister of Portugal (2015-2024)

    Moderator: Teresa de Sousa, Journalist
  • 13.00h - CLOSING
    João Mira Gomes. Portuguese Ambassador to Spain

    Margarita Robles Fernández. Spanish Minister of Defense

    José Pedro Aguiar-Branco. President of the Portuguese Parlament
Confirmed speakers
  • Amancio López
    President Hotusa
  • António Costa
    Prime Minister of Portugal (2015-2024)
  • António Costa Pinto
    Professor, historian and researcher
  • Antón Costas
    President of the Economic and Social Council of Spain
  • Augusto Santos Silva
    Professor at the Faculty of Economics of Oporto. President of the Portuguese Parliament (2022-2024)
  • Carlos Moedas
    Mayor of Lisbon
  • Cristina Gallach
    EU Journalist (European Union)
  • Felipe González
    President of the Spanish Government (1982-1996)
  • Francisco Pinto Balsemão
    Prime Minister of Portugal (1981-1983)
  • Jaume Collboni
    Mayor of Barcelona
  • José Pedro Aguiar-Branco
    President of the Portuguese Parlament
  • Juan Fernández Trigo
    Ambassador of Spain in Portugal
  • Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
    President of the Portuguese Republic
  • Margarita Robles Fernández
    Spanish Minister of Defense
  • Mariano Rajoy
    President of the Spanish Government (2011-2018)
  • Maria Inácia Rezola
    Executive Commissioner of the Commission for the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of April 25th.
  • João Mira Gomes
    Portuguese Ambassador to Spain
  • Paulo Rangel
    Minister of State and Foreign Affairs
  • Rui Moreira
    Mayor of Oporto
  • Teresa de Sousa
    Journalist
Lisbon Forum 2024






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