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Cascais – Portugal

September 30th & October 1st – 2021

The Summit

Around the world, citizens expect more from politicians and governments across a wide range of issues. From ethics and transparency to the climate crisis, to the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence on the future of work, to combating “fake news…” The Future of Politics Summit will provide a unique forum, bringing together political, business, and social leaders from across the globe to address these and other cutting-edge issues head on.

Up to now, political leaders had no single, non-official event allowing them relevant, across the ideological spectrum, debates on today’s most pressing issues. The Cascais Summit on the Future of Politics will fill that gap.

As host and main sponsor, the Municipality of Cascais (20 Km from Lisbon), together with the Advanced Leadership Foundation, are working together to organize the Summit.

This is the first edition of The Future of Politics Summit, a milestone that will change the way politicians work together to find solutions to our world’s imminent challenges.

Venue: Auditorium of the Novas School of Business and Economics: R. da Holanda n.1, 2775-405 Carcavelos, Portugal.


The Future of Politics Summit is looking for leaders that want to change the current political and social situation and become agents of change in their local communities. The Summit will select and train 300 leaders committed to positively transform our world. If you are interested in being part of this unstoppable wave, learn from some of the brightest minds, inspire others and become part of an international network of leaders, sign up!



Portuguese natives or residents in Portugal.


People between 18 and 100 years old that want to change the world.


Communication skills, content builders, writers.


Professionals or university students in the Summit’s thematic fields: sustainability, automatization, labor market, ethics, technology, social development, immigration, demographic changes, communications and others.


The selected leaders will commit to deliver at least 10 talks (onsite or online) about what they’ve learned at The Future of Politics Summit, during the following twelve months in their areas of influence. This way, at least 3.000 events will be delivered that will directly impact more than 300.000 people across the country.

Examples include:

  • Online or onsite talks to diverse audiences in companies, universities, workspaces.
  • Guest speaking at forums, conferences, workshops, competitions, etc. after the Summit.
  • Radio or television interviews
  • Webinars
  • Video recording
  • Print or digital articles
  • Social media posts
  • Podcasts
  • Blog
  • … and much more!


  • Exclusive free attendance to the Summit (each attendee covers their expenses).
  • Information on communication, presentations, public speaking, leadership skills, etc.
  • Opportunity to network with other leaders.
  • A digital certificate of attendance to the Summit.
  • A digital certificate of achievement for the 10 acts of communication.
  • Be part of an international network of leaders.
  • Information support during the year on your commitments

Application Form To Become A Leader

Main Topics

The topics discussed at the summit are those determining the future of our current societies, particularly focusing on the challenges faced by western political systems.

The Future Of Work

Automation and AI
Climate crisis
Demographic changes
Ethics and
and xenophobia
and water management
The state-nation
Fake media and new communications
Relevant themes across the ideological spectrum to encourage in-depth debates.

To Whom is it Directed

Business, political, and civil society leaders from across the world, interested in finding new and creative solutions to long standing issues; in creating new frameworks for across-the-border worldwide collaboration to start building a new future for our world. Global media committed to an in-depth coverage.

The Cascais Declaration for Ethical Politics

The final goal of the First Summit on the Future of Politics goes beyond just debating some of the most pressing issues. The landmark of the event will have participants vowing to abide by a set of ethical political good behavior rules to be set in the “Cascais Declaration for Ethical Politics.”

This declaration will be a “live” document that will garnish further support throughout time, endorsed by politicians, media, and intellectuals across the globe..

Strategic Alliance

The Future of Politics Summit comes together as a result of a strategic alliance between the Municipality of Cascais, as main sponsor, the Advanced Leadership Foundation, as organizer, and other key associates, joining in a partnership to make this event possible for the years to come.



(The program is subject to change)

Day 1

Thursday, September 30th


How will climate change transform contemporary politics?

How can we safeguard democracy from external threats?
How important is international financing in generating stable democracies?
What is the Future of Democracy?

What are the characteristics of the next generation of global leaders?

Post-Covid reconstruction plans. A great opportunity?

What tools do the next generation of World Leaders need?

Is sustainability enough or should we be doing more? The case of regenerating oceans

Day 2

Friday, October 1st


What are the roles of international organizations and regional governments to handle the next pandemic?

How can the collaboration between the public and private sector shape politics in the future?
What are the main challenges for young democracies?
How will automation impact the future of the job market?

Summary and conclusions of the Future of Politics Summit


(*To be confirmed)

Danilo Türk

Former President of Slovenia and President of the Club de Madrid

Daniel Traça

Dean Nova School of Business and Economics

Rosalía Arteaga Serrano

Former President of Ecuador

Federico Pinedo

Former President of Argentina

Carlos Manuel Lavrador de Jesus Carreiras

Presidente, Câmara Municipal de Cascais

Alexandra Cousteau

President & Co-founder. Oceans 2050 and granddaughter of the renowned Jacques Cousteau.

Gloria Álvarez

Libertarian leader for Latin American youth, former Director of the National Civic Movement of Guatemala

Enrique López y López

Minister of the Presidency of the Community of Madrid

Max Trejo

Secretary General of Iberoamerican Youth Organization (OIJ)

Sebastián Navarro

Global Envoy of the Santiago-Glasgow Route and Secretary General of CC35

Jorge Brown

Vice President, Advanced Leadership Foundation

José Luis Bonet

President of the INCYDE Foundation and of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce

João Paulo Rebelo

Secretário de Estado da Juventude e do Desporto

Juan Pablo Bonilla

Manager of the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Sector, Inter- American Development Bank (IDB)

Ségolène Royal

President of COP21, Ex-minister of environment, energy and sea, in charge of international negotiations for climate change

Miguel Pinto Luz

Deputy Mayor Cascais

Juan Verde

President Advanced Leadership Foundation

Edgar Abdon Colman

Minister of Youth of Paraguay

Abdelkader Taleb Omar

Former prime minister of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, 2001-2019

Ateki Seta Caxton

Director African Movement for Democracy

Adolfo Díaz-Ambrona

General Secretary Spanish Chamber of Commerce

Frédéric Degret

Founder – CEO NOAH ReGen

María Pia Delneri

International Strategic Coordinator Scholas Ocurrentes

Juan Ignacio Maquieyra

Director Fratelli Tutti Political School

Paulo Neves

President of IPDAL, Institute for the Promotion of Latin America in Portugal

Carlos Imanol Belausteguigoitia

Third Secretary, Mexican Foreign Service

Tomás Nunes Rodrigues

President of the Nova SBA Student Union

Pedro Valente da Silva

General Direction of Communications, Cabinet of the European Parliament in Portugal

Sergio Fernández de Córdova

Executive Chairman of PVBLIC Foundation and P3 Smart City Partners

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