Futurália, the largest education, training and employability fair in the country, is back at FIL where it will be present between the 25th and 28th of March.
With the motto “No two futures are the same. Choose yours! ”, The event innovates a lot in 2020, investing in new audiences and betting on new offers and proposals. The Futurália Júnior space and a completely renovated Employment and Employability space are the main novelties of this 13th edition of the event.
“We have the greatest representation at the level of national higher education, professional training and we intend to provide answers to all visitors to Futurália, with regard to their academic and / or professional path”, recalls Alzira Ferreira, director of the fair. “This year, thinking about children between 6 and 12 years old, we also wanted to bring together schools and colleges in the 1st and 2nd cycle so that they could expose their projects and give parents more information about their training offer”, she explains.
Futurália Junior, in addition to centralizing information on various schools and teaching models in the same space, will also give young people the opportunity to try out various professions, to stimulate their interests and curiosities about the future.
The Employment and Employability space, in 2020, is more dynamic than ever, offering several actions related to employment, recruitment and networking, thus promoting interactivity between companies, candidates, training institutions and students. “This space offers a wide range of job opportunities and will match the job offers and training institutions and their students,” says Alzira Ferreira. “The proof that Futurália is not just a mandatory stop until the choice of the degree, but an event that promotes training throughout life“, reinforces the director of the fair.
The usual spaces dedicated to Higher Education in Portugal, Secondary Education, Post-Secondary Education, Adult Education and Training, Professional Schools, Technological Schools, Training Centers and Companies, Colleges, Study Abroad – foreign and international universities -, Institutions with offers of training and the Youth Space, remain in this edition, distributed once again between two pavilions, in an exhibition and interactivity space of more than 20 thousand m2 and where more than 500 entities and thousands of visitors are expected.
Futurália is an event that also promotes arts, culture and privileges ethical and citizenship values, always in collaboration with several partners in the areas of education and training. For four days, young people who visit the fair find not only answers and solutions in terms of education and training, but also the opportunity to participate in several complementary activities, including the Band and Dj contest on the Futurália LG Stage, Dream Conf (a conference to make you dream and where the limits are just in our head), the Inside out initiative (which provides visits to partner museums of Futurália at reduced prices or free admission) the Interactive English Theater and the Sustainability Forum, among others activities and workshops that promote interaction between participants.
Futurália 2020 brings together a Strategic Council chaired again by Professor Eduardo Marçal Grilo and composed of representatives of leading entities in the areas of education, training, employment and youth. “In this edition, Futurália shows that it is alive, dynamic and constantly changing, a change that meets the current needs of visitors and the search for new audiences”, concludes Alzira Ferreira. Ticket sales, study visits and all information about the event are already available on the Futurália website: www.futuralia.fil.pt.