GUNi at the European Humanities Conference 2021


The conference is an initiative of UNESCO and the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences with the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, and is part of the programme of the Portuguese Presidency of the European Council. 

This event was hosted by Portugal and took place in Lisbon on the 5th-7thMay 2021. Because of the pandemic, however, it actually took place on line. The Conference was streamed from the following address:

In the framework of the GUNi's activities devoted to the 'future of Humanities and Synergies between Science, Technology and Humanities', Josep M. Vilalta, GUNi Director, gave in the keynote speech "Synergies between humanities, science and technology: a transformative understanding of the humanities in the 21st century" (Friday May 7th 2021 - 10.30h CET) and participated in the round table "Multidisciplinary Dynamics as Education and R&D strategies for meaningful problem solving" (Friday May 7th, 2021 - 11h CET), together with Jesús de La Villa (Professor of Ancient Greek Linguistics and Literature, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid ; FIEC), Jane Ohlmeyer (Erasmus Smith's Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin), Doireann Wallace (Research Management at Trinity College Dublin), Darja Fišer (Professor at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana), Christian Pohl (Senior scientist, Co-Director USYS TdLab, ETH Zürich), Benedikt Loewe Professor (Universities of Amsterdam, Hamburg, and Cambridge) and Anne Snick (Club of Rome-EU chapter & WAAS Fellow).

The video of the keynote speech is now available here:



Lisbon Declaration on Humanities, Open Research and Innovation
Result of the European Humanities Conference 2021
Lisbon, 7 May 2021
This document is supported by GUNi



  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government