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The XVII Safety, Health and Environment World Congress – SHEWC2017, happened in Vila Real, Portugal, on July 09-12, 2017.

The theme of the congress was: "Education and Social Stability: a Key to Environmental Preservation Worldwide".

The official languages were English, Portuguese and Spanish.

This event was integrated with 1st International Summer University of Geoparks, Sustainable Regional Development and Healthy Lifestyles organized by the UNESCO Chair.

The UNESCO Chair on Geoparks, Sustainable Regional Development and Healthy Lifestyles is the first in world dedicated to Geoparks and Healthy Lifestyles. This UNESCO Chair has the main aim to create an innovative and integrated network of research, teaching, transfer of knowledge, joint research projects and communication for increasing society awareness on these topics, mainly focused in capacity building activities. In this sense, it was organized the 1st edition of the “International Summer University on Geoparks, Sustainable Regional Development and Healthy Lifestyles”. This intensive capacity building offer was held in the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, at the city of Vila Real, in the Alto Douro Wine Region World Heritage Site (NE Portugal). So the host Institution was University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD).

Prof. Dr. Claudio R. Brito
General Chair

General Chair
Technical Program Chair
Local Chair
Vice Local Chair

General Chair:
Claudio R. Brito

Technical Program Chair:
Melany M. Ciampi

Local Chair:
Margarida Correia Marques

Vice Local Chair:
Fernando G. Braga

Publication Chair:
Victor A. Barros

Submission System Chair
Henrique D. Santos

Advisory Committee:
Claudio R. Brito, President of IEEE Ed. Soc.
Louis A. Martin-Vega, President of ASEE
Martin E. Vigild, President of SEFI
Michael E. Auer, President of IFEES
Muthar Al-Ubaidi, President of INTERTECH
Teresa Restivo, President of IGIP
Tiia Rüütmann, President of IMC

Technical Program Committee:
Melany M. Ciampi, Chair of Committee
André L. Reda, Brazil
Antonio Eduardo Poleti, Brazil
Barb Bernal, USA
Carolina R. Brito, Brazil
Catharina R. Brito, Portugal
Cecilia R. Brito, Brazil
Claudio R. Brito, Brazil


Dan D. Budny, USA
Edmilson R. Braga, Brazil
Edmundo Tovar, Spain
Fernando G. Braga, Portugal
Henrique D. Santos, Portugal
Irina Avenarious, Russia
Ivanildo Hespanhol, Brazil
James Sluss, USA
José Carlos Curvelo de Oliviera Jr., Brazil
Luis A. Amaral, Portugal
Manuel A. Castro, Spain
Marcia S. Oliveira, Brazil
Margarida Correia Marques, Portugal
Maria M. Nascimento, Portugal
María Feldgen, Argentina
Martín Llamas Nistal, Spain
Osvaldo Clúa, Argentina
Rosa M. Vasconcelos, Portugal
Russ Meier, USA
Teresa Larkin, USA
Valter Castro Alves, Brazil
Victor A. Barros, Brazil
Vladimir G. Zakharov, Rússia
Yolanda Guran-Postlethwaite, USA

Local Committee:
Margarida Correia Marques, Chair of Committee
Fernando G. Braga, Vice Chair of Committee
António Pirra
Artur Abreu Sá
Maria Emília Simões de Abreu
Ana Isabel Rodrigues
Sabrina Semitela


The topics of Congress were:

  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Sanitation
  • Food Safety
  • Planning, Production of Efficient and Clean Energy
  • Preventive & Social Medicine
  • Public & Environmental Health
  • Safety and Health in Work Environment
  • Sustainability
  • Water Resources
  University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD)
BOOK OF ABSTRACTS (with detailed Program) and PROCEEDINGS

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Book of Abstracts
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