The MEDHEUS project was presented on 10 February 2023 at the University of Évora.
The event was attended by the project team and aimed to present the objectives and activities that will be developed throughout the project.
The opening session was attended by the Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Internationalisation, Professor Paulo Quaresma; the Director of the IIFA (Institute for Research and Advanced Training), Professor Rui Salgado; and the Director of CIDEHUS (Interdisciplinary Centre of History, Cultures and Societies), Professor Fernanda Olival.
The session was chaired by Professor Filipe Themudo Barata, former professor of History and Cultural Heritage at the University of Évora and former holder of the UNESCO Chair in Intangible Heritage at the University of Évora.
The presentation of the project was made by the coordinator, Sónia Bombico, followed by the first Keynote Lecture, given by Cyril Isnart, director of IDEMEC (Institut d’Ethnologie Méditerranéenne, Européenne et Comparative) of the CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université.
Among the guests invited for the event were representatives of the European Commission in Portugal, among other representatives of partner entities and local and regional stakeholders.