For the first time in the last decade, we are back in Europe. Lisbon, the Capital City of Portugal, is a unique place of traditions as well as 21st-century trends and opportunities (for example, the Web Summit takes place here every year in November). As part of the European Union, Portugal is an obvious link of the Americas with Europe and Africa.
For the last ten years, the Virtual Educa Multilateral Forums has been a yearly meeting space - gathering international organizations (UN, T20, WORLD BANK, OECD, IDB, ...), government agencies high representatives, members of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO), corporate CEOs and directors, foundations, etc. - to analyze innovation in education policies and practices.
The International Expo "Education, Innovation and ICT" takes place annually and is associated with the symposium. The Exhibition brings together the corporate sector, international and governmental organizations and, as a part of the interactive space, the Popup school and the 2030 Classroom, based on future technologies.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) - 2030 Agenda, approved by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015, include as Objective 4 a ‘Quality Education for all’, which Virtual Educa links to an Exponential vision of Human Capital Development, in the face of the challenges raised by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.