Centro de Investigação em Sociologia Económica e das Organizações
ISEG - Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão
Universidade de Lisboa


Living with Tourism





24-25 September 2020



The International Online Workshop Living with Tourism: Paradoxes, Empowerment and Future Directions, to be held on 24–25 September 2020 on Zoom Colibri Pro platform, is the opening official event of the PhD Programme in Economics and Organizational Sociology (ISEG - Universidade de Lisboa) for the academic year 2020/2021. The workshop presents interdisciplinary and empirical research that reflects upon the economic, social and cultural impacts of “living with tourism”. It also seeks to contribute to a broader discussion of the future directions of tourism in line with the unprecedented worldwide changes caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

The workshop will be divided into thematic sessions with accepted papers and plenary sessions conducted by the keynote speakers Valerio Simoni (Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland) and Xerardo Pereiro (UTAD, Portugal).

The Workshop Scientific Committee has accepted paper proposals from 13 different countries. These will be incorporated into six panels sessions addressing the following topics:

  • COVID-19 pandemic impacts on future tourism;
  • Empowerment and community-based tourism practices;
  • Tourism governance, education and sense of place;
  • Heritage, cultural policies and local tourism development;
  • Ethics, sustainability and innovative tourism;
  • Social change and new modes of tourism management;


Zoom Guide manual for Speakers and Moderators: HERE

09:45 - 10:00 - Opening Ceremony
10:00 - 13:00 - P01. COVID-19 pandemic impacts on future tourism
14:00 - 15:30 - Plenary A - Valerio Simoni - The Moral Economy in Tourism: A View from Rural Cuba
15:30 - 18:30 - P03. Tourism governance, education and sense of place
10:00 - 13:00 - P05. Ethics, sustainability and innovative tourism
14:00 - 15:30 - Plenary B - Xerardo Pereiro - Living with low tourism: The Portuguese Inner Way to Santiago de Compostela (PIWSC)
15:30 - Closing Ceremony by Rita Marques, the Secretary of State for Tourism of the Government of Portugal

10:00 - 13:00 - P02. Empowerment and community-based tourism practices
15:30 - 18:30 - P04. Heritage, cultural policies and local tourism development
10:00 - 13:00 - P06. Social change and new modes of tourism management


Valerio Simoni, Senior Research Fellow, Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland.
Researcher at the Global Migration Centre and the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, at the Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland, and Research Associate at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia, in Lisbon, Portugal. Author of the award-winning Tourism and Informal Encounters in Cuba (2016), as well as numerous contributions to edited volumes and journals in both anthropology and tourism studies including Anthropological Theory, Journal of Anthropological Research, and Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change. With ethnographic field research in Cuba and Spain, his work contributes to scholarship in the social sciences on intimacy, economic practice, morality, tourism, migration, transnationalism, and globalization.

Xerardo Pereiro, Assistant Professor, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal.
Holds a European PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain) and another International PhD in Tourism from the University of La Laguna (Canarias, Spain). Assistant teacher with habilitation (tenure) of anthropology (by ISCTE, Lisbon) and cultural tourism in UTAD. Conducts research about anthropology of tourism and cultural heritage in CETRAD, Centre for Transdiciplinary Development Studies, of UTAD. Has done fieldwork research in Spain, Portugal and Panama – about indigenous guna tourism. Is the Head of Tourism First Degree Course of UTAD, and was visitor teacher in the Universities of Vigo, Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Pablo Olavide (Seville), Salamanca, Panamá, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), Costa Rica, UNICAMP (Brazil) and others. Awarded the 1994 Vicente Risco Award of Social Anthropology and Social Sciences; the 2007 FITUR in research tourism and the 2011 Sol-Meliá, University of Balears Islands Awards for Tourism Research. Nowadays is doing research on Portuguese Inside Way of Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and about Tourism in the Douro Region. Member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Tourism and Cultural Heritage - Pasos.


PhD Programme in Economics and Organizational Sociology
SOCIUS/CSG - Research Centre in Economic and Organizational Sociology
ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management, Universidade de Lisboa

Marisa C. Gaspar, Daniel Seabra Lopes, José Dias Lopes, Sofia Bento, Rafael Marques.