Living Lab for Sustainability



EU Sustainable Energy Week

EU Sustainable Energy Week (more info)

The Sustainable Energy Week, organised by the European Commission each year in June, will be organised as an online event this year on 23 to 25 June, under the theme "Beyond the crisis: clean energy for green recovery and growth".

The event is the biggest European conference dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe, and developments in research and innovation traditionally are an important part of this event. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders will focus on sustainable energy issues, debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas. Apart from the conference sessions it will also offer networking opportunities online for interested stakeholders.

On 22 June, a European Youth Energy Day will also be organised, bringing together young people aged 18 and 30 years old to share their ideas on how to transform Europe into the first climate-neutral continent.



Doctoral Degree in Sustainability Science

Doctoral Degree in Sustainability Science: Applications until 12 June 2020 (more info)

The goal of this Doctoral Degree is to promote excellent and internationally competitive advanced training, transversely integrating solid and up-to-date knowledge for sustainable development.

The Study Cycle is oriented to provide human resources with tools to understand and respond to current and future challenges that are posed to sustainability and result from understanding the interactions between global, natural and social systems to create new solutions and innovative policies.

Resources, Food and Society (REASOn)

The Universidade de Lisboa's Doctoral Degree in Sustainability Science focuses on the food production and consumption dimensions as the leading drivers of sustainability challenges.

It recognizes that understanding food systems and acting on the global food system are central instruments for sustainable development, requiring research on the interactions between ecology and socio-economy.

Considering this context, this programme was designed under the scope of the Food, Farming and Forestry College (F3).



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Ideas for Sustainability Competition (more info)

Thirteen proposals were received within the scope of the Ideas for Sustainability Competition - the evaluation phase is currently ongoing.


Living Lab for Sustainability

The Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Ciências ULisboa) Living Lab for Sustainability aims to give coherence and visibility to a diverse set of activities already going on, and to enhance the involvement of the school´s community, and the surrounding reality, in the challenge of sustainable development in all its dimensions - social, environmental and economic. The main goal is to promote an inspiring set of good practices and an ecosystem of innovation for sustainability on the school campus, hosting, monitoring and experimentation projects in all aspects of sustainability.



  • Development and testing of instrumentation for monitoring energy consumption and indoor air quality;
  • Expansion of the ecological coverage test area;
  • Study of natural ventilation solutions;
  • Proof of concept of a wind turbine for urban environment;
  • Promotion of biodiversity on campus and its surrounding area.


  • Behavioural campaign (health and water/energy saving);
  • Creation/Strengthening of the educational offer in the area of sustainability;
  • Green Laboratories Initiative.


  • Creation of the sustainability portal;
  • Production of didactic materials, in the field of sustainability, for dissemination;
  • Organisation of lectures, debates and other events.


For any question about sustainability at Ciências ULisboa, please contact