The 26th EUCLIDES-NETWORK GENERAL MEETING and the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on “Education and Research for the Next Decade” will be hosted by the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, Portalegre, Portugal, on May 2th-3rd, 2019.

Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre is located in the center/south of Portugal, near the border with Spain, in the Alentejo region, considered by Lonely Planet Traveller as one of the best 52 destinations in the world (January 2016). No wonder: no one is indifferent to the impressive fortifications or the Roman aqueduct of Elvas, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, the whiteness of Castelo de Vide, the grandeur of the nearby village of Marvão, castle on top of the rocky hillside, or the majesty the Monastery of Flor da Rosa in Crato, one of the oldest in the country and currently a luxury hotel.
The Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (IPP) is a higher education institution that includes four schools (School of Agrarian Studies, School of Education and Social Sciences, School of Technology and Business, and School of Health), and has a research centre, which has a multidisciplinary approach, especially in two main lines of research: Sustainable Energy Systems in Agriculture and Environment; and Social Studies Intervention and Health. Recently (2015) BioBip (Biotechnology Business Incubator) was inaugurated – a modern incubator for technology-based companies in the field of renewable energy. IPP was the first institution of higher learning English to be certified in full accordance with the NP EN ISO 9001: 2008 and NP 4469-1: 2008 (Social Responsibility). The International cooperation has been a strategic objective of IPP with cooperation agreements under Erasmus+ program with over 80 institutions from all over Europe and other agreements with higher education institutions in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.

Considering the mission statement of Euclides, the network of European Engineering and Technology Universities that are collaborating for the improvement of services offered by its members, this year the meeting will be organized under the title:

Education and Research for the Next Decade
with the aim of sharing the latest developments and experiences of the members and discussing the chances of cooperation in such domains.


  • RESEARCH: Research in Sustainability and Circular Economy Issues (national programs, European programs opportunities, new study subjects, others)
  • EDUCATION: new teaching methods ( innovative creative tool – the Get Things Done, Zen to Done, Design and Visual Thinking creative methods to generate ideas, others )
  • PROJECTS: Funding Opportunities

We would like you to enjoy not only the research side, i.e. meeting sessions, visits at IPP and BioBip labs, but also the hospitality of Portalegre and its culture in the unique environment of Alentejo, its fabulous gastronomy from typical Portuguese cuisine, to the beautiful view over the surrounding region.

Registration is now open. If you wish to participate, click here!

We look forward to seeing you at the 26th EUCLIDES-NETWORK GENERAL MEETING!