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International Conference on Social Literacy - Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cofinanced by the European initiative Lifelong Learning Programme under DAVID project, iLIDH and UCP are organizing the International Conference on Social Literacy, on January 16th, 2014 at Mafra National Palace, in the presence of the most outstanding European researchers and experts in the area, as well as prominent individuals, representatives of governments and royal families of Europe.

For more information click here.


Barret Values Centre’s international team visits the Values University and LED on Values - Friday, September 27, 2013

On September 22nd, Tor Eneroth, network director at the Barret Values Centre and a team of the most prestigious representatives of this institution in Portugal, Spain, Brazil and the United States came to Mafra to learn about the LED on Values programme and visit the Values University, currently under construction.

These professionals recognized the great innovation and accuracy of the results of these iLIDH initiatives. They also shared the vision of great potential in the international development of these projects, showing interest in initiating a process of mutual institutional support. To learn more about the Barret Values Centre, go to:


Portuguese researchers awarded in Spain - Thursday, January 17, 2013

Bruno Marques, iLIDH’s researcher, was awarded by the Spanish Foundation MAPFRE with the project "Project Collaborative Information Systems in Insurance Distribution - Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation".

Read the news here.


Albania at a glance - Thursday, November 29, 2012

Professor Roberto Carneiro, chairman of iLIDH/LED Council and former minister of education, with regard to the establishment of the Luso-Illyrian Institute for Human Development (LIDH) in Tirana, and to the century Independence Anniversary of Albania, wrote the article "Albania at a glance" published in "Diário de Notícias" newspaper, on November 26th. To read the article click here (in Portuguese).

With Professor Roberto Carneiro as co-founder, iLIDH established in Albania, in October of this year, its third official European representation, within its strategy of international cooperation.


LED – Equality Values |Awareness Actions for Teachers - Tuesday, November 20, 2012

During October 2012 started the free accredited Awareness Actions on the theme "Education for Values and Social Literacy - LED on Values Programme", for teachers, under the LED – Equality Values Project (financed by the Human Potential Operational Programme) in the Center, North and Alentejo Portuguese regions. The number of the enrolled teachers has been much higher than the number of available vacancies for the participation in the action, showing their interest for the actions themes.


Personalities that Made Stories with Values Challenge - Tuesday, November 20, 2012


On November 7, the LED Awards were delivered to the winners of "Personalities that Made Stories with Values" Challenge, Gonçalo Borges and Ruben Peres, from the Secondary School Anselmo de Andrade (Almada), during the schools 41st Anniversary.



Council of Europe becomes member of iLIDH´s Experts Council - Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Since November 2012, the Council of Europe, through its North-South Centre, is integrated in iLIDH’s Experts Council. The Council of Europe was created in 1949, at the end of World War II, with the purpose of promoting the defense of human rights and the establishment of agreements at European level, to achieve a harmonization of social and legal practices in the European territory.


Webinar DGE – LED Activism - Thursday, September 27, 2012

On September 26th took place a Webinar DGE session under the theme "LED Activism".

Hosted by the Ministry of Education, iLIDH presented to the educational community, in this actual social and economic controversial context, a Civic Intervention Platform that seeks to manage the relationships between the main actors of the social scene - young people, civil society, media, scientific and academic community and the political power.

The session video can be accessed in (Portuguese Version only).


Works on the Marquis Palace - Friday, September 14, 2012

iLIDH and the Municipality of Mafra signed in March 2011 a Protocol for the Ponte de Lima Marquis Palace concession. This historic property of the seventeenth century, designed by the royal architect Diogo Marques Lucas, located in the protected heritage of St. Andrew Church, will host the Values University installations - a multifunctional space for research, pedagogical exhibitions, museum, events, among many other valences.

In June, of the same year, iLIDH started the rehabilitation works of the Palace and its gardens to return them to their splendor of other times and reintegrate the Palace in its spacious and famous gardens, immortalized by European literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, today the Municipality Sports Park of Mafra.

To learn more about the history of this Palace and follow up its rehabilitation works, follow us on Facebook.


Universal Values Museum - Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Youth in Action and the Compete Programme, have provided financial support for the Universal Values Museum development, located in the Ponte de Lima Marquis Palace, in Mafra, under the consultancy of the Faculty of Architecture of the Lisbon Technical University.

The Universal Values Museum, a place of multifaceted experiences and learning, is a project with a significant echo in tens of national and international institutions, with iLIDHs and its members persistent work over the past 14 years.

For more information about the Universal Values Museum or if you wish to join the project, consult the following link or contact the project coordinator Eva Ndrio through: (Email) | (tlm.) (+351) 96 457 5001.


Interview with the President of iLIDH - Monday, May 7, 2012

The President of iLIDH talks about the Program LED On Values.  In Magazine "Coisas de Criança" , edition Nº 52, Page 20.


"The iLIDH - Instituto Luso- Ilírio para o Desenvolvimento Humano, is the organization responsible for the launch of the Program LED On Values, European Programme for Social Literacy. Focuses its activities in the investigation of the essential factors for human development, especially in the area of education, in a cross-sectoral perspective."

 To read the new click here (in portuguese).



Sport Values - Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Ethics in Sport National Plan (PNED), under the slogan "Move yourself for Values" was presented on February 27th in the afternoon at Camões Theater, in Lisbon.

LED on Values, being  partner in this Plan, marked its presence at the event and the Government's initiative, to promote the values of sport among young people and children.

This ceremony had the interventions of the Deputy Minister and Parliamentary Affairs and Secretary of State for Sport and Youth. PNED is an initiative aiming a set of structured and planned actions that promote the values inherent to sport enshrined in documents such as the Olympic Charter and the Code of Sports'Ethics.

iLIDH through LED on Values, by its wide experience in values education, is the training partner of this Plan and is already developing an educational toolkit for PNED.

More information:


iLIDH Established in Prague - Monday, May 16, 2011

In the framework of its international cooperation strategy, iLIDH established an official representation in the Czech Republic, in the historical city of Prague, where its beautifull bridges represent a special methafor for iLIDH's mission.

From this structure we will provide more focus to the projects and partnerships of this european region where iLIDH already has several partners and consultants.


Marquis Palace Granted to iLIDH - Saturday, April 2, 2011

iLIDH reached an agreement with the Mafra City Council for granting the Mafra Palace of the Marquis of Ponte de Lima. This historic property of the seventeenth century, which will host the installation project of the Values ​​University, is integrated in 22 hectacres of Quinta da Cerca sports, educational and natural resources, currently the Municipal Sports Park.

iLIDH will now innitiate efforts to finance the restoration of the Palace and project development.



Jacques Delors Center & iLIDH sign Protocol - Sunday, January 9, 2011

Jacques Delors Centre and iLIDH, recognizing the convergence of their interests, signed a Protocol aiming the collaboration in the design and dissemination of resources to enhance the knowledge of European values, fundamental rights of the EU and European citizenship by young people, and to promote reflection and dissemination of educational programs / training for this purpose. Under this Protocol the Center will integrate the Experts Group of LED on Values program.



LED on Values ongoing - Monday, March 1, 2010

The Social Literacy Porgramme LED on Values is already on going and can be followed throught the collaborative portal


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Reflection Note

... dignity and worth are sadly only too often sacrificed in the name of solutions to these (world) problems. To re-assert this dignity and worth as much careful attention must be given to human development and enrichment as is being given to economic development or environmental protection. No political, economic, social or environmental system can fulfill its purpose unless peoples´ lifestyles, and value-systems correspond to the sustained continuity of that system or state of affairs. The quality of any society or community is no better or worse than the personal qualities of its members, and to achieve economic growth and social development it is crucial to achieve personal growth. Without this the very building blocks of any ´new world order´ will themselves be the downfall of that order…

BK Jayanti, the 20th World Conference of the Society for International Development in Netherlands, 1991















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