Dear Associates, Speakers, Colleagues, Friends, Sponsors and Supporters: 

APODIT and ISLSSL are watching closely the evolution of the public sanitary crisis we are all facing.

Bearing in mind the available information as of today, we strongly believe that our XIII ISLSSL European Regional Congress, to be held in Lisbon next 2-4 September 2020, may take place as scheduled. We are unable to formally assure it, but we sincerely hope it, based on currently available data.

In this context, we will keep on working hard to fulfil this objective. In any event, we clearly understand all questions that many of you are directing to us. In the light thereof, we have decided to suspend registrations until next May, 15. All deadlines (early bird fees etc.) will be postponed accordingly.

We will be monitoring the situation on a daily basis and we beg you the courtesy of visiting our website for any new notices on this subject. We really look forward to seeing you all in Lisbon next September. But our most important concern is that you all stay and feel safe and sound, and hope that, together, we will all overcome this crisis. We hope to see you soon!

Kind regards,

The Congress Organizing Committee

Maria do Rosário Palma Ramalho


PS: please direct any specific queries to

Welcome to Lisbon!

Lisbon: a city plenty of historical stories to tell, where the sun shines most days of the year and the temperature seldom drops below 15 Celsius. A friendly and safe city all day round, where cultures melt, cuisine is fantastic, and academic environment, hi-tech innovation and ancient history blend into a challenging experience!

ISLSSL and APODIT will be honoured to welcome you to ‘Lisbon 2020’, our XIII European Regional Congress, where topics and speakers have been carefully chosen to provide you with an unforgettable happening, looking at our common past, bearing in mind our present situation and anticipating trends of work and employment in the defying digital era we are already experiencing.

You are all warmly welcome!

Maria do Rosário Palma-Ramalho
Chair of the Congress Committee
APODIT President

Universidade de Lisboa

Our Congress will take place at Universidade de Lisboa

Faculdade de Direito

See location

Letter of Support to the Congress

by His Excellency the Minister for Labor, Solidarity and Social Security

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Due to the coronovirus pandemic, the date to the early bird registration is postponed to 15/05 May.

Please check new “Early Bird” registration date!

All registered participants will access the full program and will receive all the Congress documentation.

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