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The Labcom.IFP, from the University of Beira Interior, Portugal, will promote in the next 26 and 27 October at the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, the International Conference Pathologies and Dysfunctions of Democracy in Media Context.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers from Communication Sciences and related areas (Political Science, Political Theory, Political Philosophy, Political Sociology and others), with particular emphasis on those interested in political communication around a unifying common axis: pathologies and dysfunctions of democracy, in media contexts, in different aspects of its involvement with the media, such as: the media representation of these pathologies and dysfunctions; the contribution or, on the other hand, the damage of the media to the functioning of democratic institutions; the interference of political agents in journalistic information; the relationship between media and political institutions in the processes of building public opinion, etc.

International conferences focus on three themes that will be addressed in three plenary panels and three sets of parallel sessions:
- Communication and silences: concealment, alternative facts and "false news" - evaluation of visibility / invisibility phenomena, silencing and concealment in political decision-making processes and decisions.
- The challenges of political participation in the "post-truth" era - such as political participation and deliberation occur in the face of the proliferation of strategically manipulated information.
- Pathologies and dysfunctions of democracy: scandal, corruption and negative campaign - Analyze the impact of phenomena generally designated as pathological, dysfunctional and deviant in the democratic process, as well as its representation in the media.

Emphasis is placed on empirical and theoretical work involving relatively recent political debates, such as the creation of the "left majority" (or "gossip") in Portugal; o Brexit; the Brazilian impeachment; the American elections, the formation of the Trump administration; the multiple judicial processes and the economic and political scandals and their media coverage.


Organizers of Proceeding Books: Anabela Gradim, António Bento, João Carlos Correia, Helder Prior (UBI, Portugal).

Call for papers


Deadlines and Dates

The deadlines for submitting proposals are the following:
- Submission of Abstracts - Until May 31;
- Communication of results - June 30;
- Registration of speakers – August 15;
- Delivery of the final text for publication - 26 and 27 October, date of the Conference;


Submission Guidelines

Expanded Abstract - 600 words with identification of the theme, methodology and relevance to the subject.
The final texts should have 14 pages, and the text should be written in Times New Roman, body 12 TMN, about 6000 words. APA
Works will be accepted in Portuguese (in any of the spellings practised in the countries that speak the language), English and Spanish.
Proposals will be subject to peer review.

Questions can be sent to the following emails:
jcorreia@ubi.pt
jcfcorreia@gmail.com
agradim@ubi.pt
agradim@gmail.com
helder.prior@gmail.com


Speakers already confirmed: Peter Lunt (University of Leicester); Dimitra Milioni (Cyprus University of Technology); Gustavo Cardoso (ISCTE-IUL); André Freire (ISCTE_IUL); Pedro Coelho (SIC, UNL); Paula Espirito Santo (CAPP); Maria João Silveirinha (University of Coimbra).

Registration Fee


Until 28 July:

- Professors and PhD researchers - 80 euros;
- Students of Degree, Masters and PhD - 40 Euros;
- Researchers, Professors and Students of the University of Beira Interior will not pay for registration.
- The registration is a certificate of participation in the Conferences, materials of support, publication in the Book of Minutes and lunches during the days of the Conference.


Late Registration - Until 15 September

- Teachers and PhD researchers - 100 euros;
- Students of Bachelor, Master and Doctorate - 60 Euros;
- Researchers, Professors and Students of the University of Beira Interior will not pay for registration.
- The registration is a certificate of participation in the Conferences, materials of support, publication in the Book of Proceedings and lunches during the days of the Conference in the University restaurants.


For the formalisation of the registration it is necessary to send an email to pddemocracy@labcom.ubi.pt with the following information:

- Full name
- Institution (if applicable)
- Occupation, Occupation or Common Course
- Contact email
- Home address
- Bank transfer confirmation
- [For the purpose of receipt, the indication of the NIF is also requested]


Data for bank transfer:

- SANTANDER TOTTA bank
- IBAN PT50 0018 0003 23220304020 89
- SWIFT code TOTAPTPL


Residents abroad have the possibility of paying the registration at the time of check-in, when duly justified and accepted by the organization (high transfer fees, for example). This possibility does not dispense with sending the registration date to the email, in order to confirm the presence.


Note:

The attendance at the event is open to all scientific community within or outside the University of Beira Interior. All those wishing to attend it may do it by free without prior registration..

Program

October 26th

9:30 am
OPENING SESSION
UBI Rector
LabCom.IFP Chair
Head of Faculty
Head of Department
10:00 am
OPENING SESSION: Media and Populism
Peter K. Lunt
(Media and Communication Department, University of Leicester)
11:00 - 12:45 am
PLENARY SESSION 1
Room: Anfiteatro das Sessões Solenes
Communication and silences: alternative facts, fake news - Evaluate phenomena of visibility /invisibility, silencing and concealment in the processes of deliberation and political decision.
Gustavo Cardoso
(Doctoral Course in Communication Sciences at ISCTE-IUL)
António Bento
(Communication and Arts Department, University of Beira Inteiror)
"Did you ask for a populusm?"
Chair: Helder Prior
(Communication and Arts Department, University of Beira Inteiror)
1 pm
LUNCH
2:15 - 3:45 pm
PLENARY SESSION 2
Room: Anfiteatro das Sessões Solenes
The Challenges of Political Participation in the "Post-Truth" age - How political participation and deliberation takes place in the face of the proliferation of strategically manipulated information.
Paula Espirito Santo
CAPP - Social and Political Sciences Institute (ISCSP) - University of Lisbon (ULisboa)
Populism and non-partisan Presidents: democratization and crisis of representation, Portugal in a comparative perspective
João Carlos Correia / Ricardo Morais
(Communication and Arts Department, University of Beira Inteiror)
Framings deliberativos e a constituição da Geringonça / Uma nova comunicação política para um novo contexto político? Os desafios comunicativos dos partidos que compõem a "Geringonça"
André Freire
(Doctoral Program in Political Science at ISCTE-IUL, University Institute of Lisbon).
“Queda do Muro de Berlim 26 anos depois em Portugal: O Estado das Esquerdas 2015-2016”
Chair: José Ricardo Carvalheiro
(Communication and Arts Department, University of Beira Inteiror)
4:00 pm
COFFEE BREAK
4:15 pm
BOOK PRESENTATION
Room: Anfiteatro das Sessões Solenes
Para lá da «Geringonça»
de André Freire
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

PARALLEL SESSIONS

- Parallel Session 1 -
Room: Anfiteatro das Sessões Solenes
Communication and Silences: Concealment, alternative facts, "false news"

Chair: José Ricardo Carvalheiro
(University of Beira Interior)
Truth, scepticism and journalistic disintermediation
Heitor Costa Lima da Rocha
Laís Cristine Ferreira Cardoso
(Federal University of Pernambuco)
The cover of the Jornal do Comércio of the popular demonstrations on Dilma Rousseff's impeachment: a pathological distortion of communication for usurpation of political representation
Sónia Manuela Martins de Sá
(LabCom.IFP | University of Beira Interior)
Trump, the news media and Twitter: one hundred and forty characters of rhetorical reply
Monika Metykova
(University of Sussex)
Viktor Orbán’s Illiberal Nation State: The Role of Hungarian Media

- Parallel Session 2 -
Room: Anfiteatro da Biblioteca
The Challenges of Participation in the Post-Truth Age

Chair: Helder Filipe Rocha Prior
(LabCom.IFP/ University of Beira Interior)
A anatomia do escândalo político: visibilidade, silêncios e narrativas mediáticas
Washington José de Souza Filho
(Federal University of Bahia)
A narrativa de uma crise política. As estratégias de edição dos telejornais brasileiros na cobertura da Operação Lava-Jato
Anita Gonçalves Hoffmann
(Faculdade Cásper Líbero)
Lula na mídia francesa: os efeitos da Operação Lava Jato na construção de sua imagem
Mafalda Alexandra Lobo Pereira
(Minho University / New University of Lisbon)
Corrupção política: O agendamento de temas nas redes sociais e as inter-relações e interdependência com os media tradicionais

- Parallel Session 3 -
Room: 2.01
Pathologies and dysfunctions of democracy: scandal, corruption and negative campaign

Chair: André Barata
(University of Beira Interior)
Democracy, theories of justification of truth, coherentism, post-truth
Jairo Ferreira
Eduardo Covalesky Dias
(PPGCC-UNISINOS)
Midiatization: beyond regulation, between disruption and new intelligibility
Paulo Martins
(CIES-IUL)
Mediatized Realities: searching for the individual’s algorithmical identities
Raphaël Marques Baptista
(Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences)
The counter-propaganda in the electoral politics communication: Analysis of the posters of the Portuguese legislative and presidential elections of the 21st century
João Paulo Silva Costa Limão
(University of Beira Interior)
Participatory budgets in the regional press: a case study

October 27th

9:30 am - 11:15 am
PLENARY SESSION 3
Room: Anfiteatro da Parada
Pathologies and dysfunctions of democracy: scandal and corruption - Analysing the impact of phenomena generally identified as pathological, dysfunctional and deviant in the democratic process, as well as their media representation.
Pedro Coelho
(Department of Communication Sciences - FCSH / UNL, New University of Lisboa)
Journalism caught by the official traps
Dimitra Milioni
(Department of Communication and Internet Studies, Cyprus University of Technology.
"Algorithmic media and democracy: power and resistance under datafication"
Maria João Silveirinha
(Philosophy, Communication and Information Department, University of Coimbra)
Truth bubbles five pins to (re)shape our democracy
Chair: Anabela Gradim
(Communication and Arts Department, University of Beira Inteiror)
11:15 am
COFFEE BREAK
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

PARALLEL SESSIONS

- Parallel Session 1 -
Room: Anfiteatro da Biblioteca
Communication and Silences: Concealment, alternative facts, "false news"

Chair: Ricardo Morais
(University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
A new political communication for a new political context? The communicative challenges of the parties that make up the "Geringonça"
Anelise Maradei
(Methodist University of São Paulo)
Twitter protests over Dilma Rousseff's impeachment
Hadassa Ester David
(University of Brasília, University of Beira Interior)
Thought Control Factory: indoctrination and propaganda from the Noam Chomsky perspective
Kamila Bossato Fernandes
(U. Minho, UBI, ISCTE-IUL, Univ. Lusófona)
Disorders and turmoil, or a great celebration of democracy? Contrasts of the audiovisual journalistic coverage of the general strike of April 28 on Brazil by traditional and alternative media

- Parallel Session 2 -
Room: 1.07
The Challenges of Participation in the Post-Truth Age

Bruno Costa
(University of Beira Interior)
Media, Judiciary and political judgment: Notes on the Impeachment of Dilma Rousseff in 2016
Marcos Marinho Martins de Queiroz
(ISCTE-IUL)
Cover heroes: from courts to lists of intent to vote. The representation of judges Joaquim Barbosa and Sérgio Moro on the covers of the main Brazilian magazines between 2007 and 2017
Pablo Pinheiro Corrêa Leal
Rakel de Castro
(CEUMA University) #ForaPresidentes – The role of Communication in popular mobilizations pro-impeachment in 53 years of Brazilian political history

- Parallel Session 3 -
Room: Anfiteatro 1
Pathologies and dysfunctions of democracy: scandal, corruption and negative campaign

Chair: Anabela Gradim
(University of Beira Interior)
Faking the News: Valores Notícia no Ecossistema da Pós-Verdade
Judith Betts
Mehal Krayem
(University of Technology Sydney)
Australia's immigration policy and the scapegoating of Lebanese migrants
Emilie Roche
Mohammad Abdelhamid
Clément Douam
(Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)
Making house arrests visible through collective action : a study of the discourse of emerging publics against coercive measures
Camila Pérez Lagos
Camila Cabral Salles
(Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)
En rol de internet para romper el silencio: el ejemplo de dos casos en américa latina, Marcelo Freixo en Brasil y Sebastian Piñera en Chile
1:15 pm
LUNCH
2:00 pm
BOOK PRESENTATION
Room: Anfiteatro da Parada
Applied Ethics - Social Communication
org. Maria do Céu Patrão Neves e Rui Sampaio
Presentation: João Carlos Correia e Rui Sampaio
2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

PARALLEL SESSIONS

- Parallel Session 1 -
Room: 2.01
Communication and Silences: Concealment, alternative facts, "false news"

Chair: Gil Baptista Ferreira / Patrícia Silva
(School of Education of Coimbra / University of Aveiro)
Francisca Gonçalves Amorim
(U. Minho, UBI, ISCTE-IUL, Univ. Lusófona)
The 'sound bite' in the political rhetoric of the Portuguese parliamentary elections of 2015
Verônica Lima
(Paulista State University)
Brazilian general strike in April 2017 - construction and narrative concealment in the National Broadcast News
Flávia Valéria Pereira Quirino
(University of Brasília)
Brazilian coup: What does the media have to do with this?
Andreia da Silva Rocha
(Universitad Pompeu Fabra)
The discourse of censorship to censorship of speech: Freedom of expression in Brazilian newspapers
Célia Belim Rodrigues
(Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon, Center for Administration and Public Policies)
“Donald Trump is in the White House thanks to me": Analysis to the site "National Report" and fake news in the context of Donald Trump election

- Parallel Session 2 -
Room: Anfiteatro 1
The Challenges of Participation in the Post-Truth Age

Chair: Samuel Mateus
(University of Madeira)
Silence in Political Communication - pathology or democratic
Jose Luiz Aidar Prado
Vinicius Prates
(PUC-SP)
The significant "Brazilian people" in the political crisis of the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff
Luanda Dias Schramm
(Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
The Brazilian media and the judiciary in the 2016 coup of Nathan Nguangu Kabuenge
Sergio do Espírito Santo Ferreira Junior
Alda Cristina Costa
(Federal University of Pará)
A neofeudalization of mediated politics and a narrative construction on corruption in Brazil
Patrícia Rakel de Castro Sena
José Shirley Pessoa do Nascimento
Francisca Izabel Almeida dos Santos
(CEUMA University)
Social security and labour reform in Brazil: the democracy mediated in the post-impeachment of 2016
Jorge Almeida
(Federal University of Bahia)
Media, politics and corruption issue in the current Brazilian crisis

- Parallel Session 3 -
Room: Anfiteatro da Biblioteca
Pathologies and dysfunctions of democracy: scandal, corruption and negative campaign

Chair: José Carlos Alexandre
(Instituto Politécnico da Guarda)
The experts and the public
Rafael Mangana
(University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
Aylan Kurdi as a metaphor for the refugee crisis: the framework of the Iberian press
Yiannis Mylonas
(Higher School of Economics)
The ‘Greferendum’ and the Eurozone crisis in the Danish daily press
Jiayuan Wen
(Hong Kong Baptist University)
Differential modes of political information seeking: a cluster analysis of citizen online political participation in China
Estera Badau
Modjtaba Najafi
(University Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)
Visibility of democratization movements in the Middle East
Pedro Pinto de Oliveira
(University of Beira Interior / Federal University of Mato Grosso)
Estratégias de comunicação e as rupturas da democracia comunicada

5:15 pm
CLOSING SESSION
Paulo Serra (Coordinator of Labcom.IFP and President of SOPCOM)

Confirmed Speakers


André Freire

Associate Professor with Agrégation / Habilitation, Head of the Doctoral Program in Political Science at ISCTE-IUL (University Institute of Lisbon), and senior researcher at CIES-IUL.
In terms of international research networks, Freire has been participating in several (CSES, CCS, PARTIREP, PARENEL, EES, among others), both as researcher and as coordinator (e.g. member of the Steering Committee in the CCS). And he has directed several research projects in Portugal, namely about electoral behaviour and political attitudes, political reforms, and political representation. See for example here: http://er.cies.iscte-iul.pt/
He has published (in different languages) several books, book chapters, and papers in academic journals about left-right (mass and elite) ideology, electoral behavior, political attitudes, political institutions, political elites and political representation.
His latest six articles about those topics appeared in Communist & Post-Communist Studies, Comparative European Politics, Journal of Political Ideologies, Transfer – Revue of Labour and Research, Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics and Policies, and South European Society & Politics.


Dimitra Milioni

Dimitra L. Milioni is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the Department of Communication and Internet Studies, Cyprus University of Technology. Her research focuses on critical approaches to the study of the media and communication technologies and their impact on the public sphere. Her research work has been published in journals such as Media, Culture & Society, Convergence, Javnost/The Public, and International Journal of Communication, among others. She is the co-author of the monograph Alternative Media: A heterogeneous place of agency and resistance to power (forthcoming, 2017). Her research interests include alternative and participatory media, protest and social movements, political communication, audience participation, and critical algorithm studies.


Gustavo Cardoso

PhD in Sociology, researcher and full professor of Media and Society and Director of the Doctoral Course in Communication Sciences at ISCTE-IUL in Lisbon. He is associate editor of IJOC Journal of Annenberg USC and chair of the European Research Council Initiation Grants evaluation panel. He is a researcher at CIES-IUL, CADIS at EHESS in Paris and Chair of OberCom. Author of several publications, "O Poder de Mudar” e “Sociedade dos Écrãs” (Tinta da Chhina), "Aftermath" (Oxford University Press) and "Os media na Sociedade em Reded " (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation).


Maria João Silveirinha

Maria João Silveirinha is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Coimbra, in the Department of Philosophy, Communication and Information. She holds a PhD in Communication Sciences from Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
She has taught subjects linked to the feminist studies of the media, to political communication, to the sociology of communication and to theories of communication and the media.
Her research interests are focused on the relationship between identities and communication, and particularly with feminist studies of communication, women's communicative rights issues, media representations, and political and social aspects of public space mediatic She is the author of several books and scientific articles in this field.
She has also led and participated in national and international research projects, as well as in projects for the European Commission, which relate not only to gender and communication but also to European communication issues, political communication, theory communication and media practices.
She is a consultant to several national and international publications on Communication and Media.
She is currently Director of the 3rd Cycle in Communication Sciences at the University of Coimbra.
Themes of specialization:
Feminist media studies; Political Communication; Journalism and public media space.


Paula do Espírito Santo

Paula do Espírito Santo is a sociologist, doctorate and aggregated in social sciences - sociology, at ISCSP / UL (Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences - University of Lisbon) where she teaches (since 1992). He also works as a lecturer at the ISCPSI (Instituto Superior de Ciências Policiais e Segurança Interna) (since 1996), at UCP (Portuguese Catholic University), as well as at foreign teaching institutions. His areas of lecturing and research are political communication, political and electoral sociology, as well as social science methodology. He has coordinated and participated in national and international projects. He recently coordinated the projects on party newspapers (2012) and partisan militancy (2012-2013). At the level of projects funded by the European Commission: the consumption habits of the population in terms of cereals in Tanzania and Botswana (1996-1999) and in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana (2007-2009). He won the Santander Research Prize / Technical University of Lisbon in 2011.
Among the several published contributions are chapters and articles in national and international magazines of relevance as well as diverse works. Among her works there are the follwing: Introdução à Metodologia das Ciências Sociais (2010); Estudos de Comunicação Política - Análise de Conteúdo da Mensagem na Campanha e Pós-campanha Eleitoral nas Eleições Presidenciais (2008); Sociologia Política e Eleitoral - Modelos e Explicações de Voto (2006; 2011)


Pedro Coelho

Ph.D in Communication Sciences by the New University of Lisbon. He is a Guest Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences (FCSH / UNL) and Great Reporter of the SIC TV universe. Author of three books (two academics and one of great report) and of several scientific publications on the subjects that investigates: teaching of journalism, investigative journalism and proximity social media. Since 2011, it has been dedicated mainly to investigative journalism (financial and political issues). He received several journalistic awards, among them the Gazeta prize, the Cáceres Monteiro Prize and the AMI Prize. Organizes workshops on investigative journalism. It has the training of trainers course. He was a member of the organizing and executive committees of the IV Congress of Portuguese Journalists, where he coordinated the strategies for linking the congress to journalism-communication courses. It integrates the general coordination of the interuniversity network of journalism / communication courses that, in articulation with professional journalists, is constructing a website where students' content from 22 partner schools will be housed.


Peter Lunt

BSc Psychology, University College London, 1984, First Class Honours, G.C. Drew Examination Prize. DPhil in Social Psychology, Oxford, 1988. Professor of Media and Communication.
I previously held academic posts at the University of Kent, University College London, and Brunel University and have been a visiting lecturer at the LSE, SPS in Cambridge, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, Notre Dame (London Programme) and the University of Oslo.
Research Interests:
MMy research interests include media audiences, public participation in popular culture (talk shows and reality TV), media regulation, consumption research and the links between media and social theory.
I have been interested in consumer studies or consumption research for over twenty years. In the late 1980s and early 1990s I was interested in what appeared to be a growing link between consumption and identity and particularly the way that regulatory changes were opening up personal finances allowing an increase in personal debt and accompanying shifts in social attitudes and ethical responses to consumer society. In audience studies and the study of popular culture I have worked mainly on the talk show genre which anticipated the increasing mediation of public participation which has developed in reality TV and new media.

Committees


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTE:


Anabela Gradim
António Bento
André Freire
André Barata
Brun​o​ Ferreira da Costa
Filipa Subtil
Gil b. Ferreira
Gustavo Cardoso
Helder Prior
Isabel Férin
João Carlos Correia
João Pissarra
José Carlos Alexandre
José Ricardo Carvalheiro
Paulo Serra
Paula Espírito Santos
Samuel Mateus

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:


Anabela Gradim
António Bento
Helder Prior
João Carlos Correia

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:


Mércia Pires
Cristina Lopes
Filomena Matos
Rafael Mangana
Sara Constante
Susana Costa
Nisia Rizzo
João Paulo Limão

Contacts


Emails
jcorreia@ubi.pt
(João Carlos Correia)
agradim@ubi.pt
(Anabela Gradim)
helder.prior@gmail.com
(Helder Prior)

Location

Universidade da Beira Interior
Faculdade de Artes e Letras
Departamento de Comunicação e Artes
Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama
6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal

Phone
(+351) 275 242 023 / ext. 1201

Travel


HOW TO REACH COVILHÃ

GPS: +40° 16' 24.13", -7° 30' 32.15"
Covilhã is located in the central region of Portugal near Serra da Estrela Natural Parque and it can be reached by car, train or bus.

- Arriving at Oporto airport -
Porto is served by Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO). Several companies (including low cost)fly to Porto, like Aigle Azur, Air Berlin, Air France, Brussels Airlines, Clickair, Easyjet, Iberia, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Sata International or TAP Air Portugal.

By CAR
There are several rent-a-car companies operating from the Oporto airport like Avis or Hertz (rent a car). They are located at Level 0 in the arrival-area and are open from 07:00 am to 00:00 am (every day).
Driving your car, you should follow highway A28 (direction Lisboa A1), then A1 (direction Lisboa), leave A1 at exit-Guarda and follow first A25 and then A23 (direction Covilhã) leave A23 at exit- HospitalCovilhã Norte, ~260 km.

By BUS
You can reach Covilhã from Oporto by bus. In that case take a taxi at the airport to the Bus station “Rodoviária Beira Litoral – Garagem Atlântico” (check www.rede-expressos.pt for the timetable - site only in Portuguese )

By TRAIN
The train line to Covilhã is called the “Linha da Beira Baixa” which is linked to the Lisbon-Oporto line through the Entroncamento station
1.The best way to leave the airport is using the Metro (follow the sign). You should step out at Campanhã station (Estação de Campanhã).
2.From Estação de Campanhã (Campanhã station) you take the train “Intercidades” to Entroncamento and another one to Covilhã (see www.cp.pt).

- Arriving at Lisbon airport -
Lisbon is served by Humberto Delgado Airport which stands inside Lisbon city. From there you can proceed:

By CAR
There are several rent-a-car companies operating from the Lisbon airport like Avis, Hertz or Europcar. They are located at the arrivals lobby.
Driving your car, you should follow highway A1 (direction Norte Alverca) leave A1 at exit-Torres Novas and follow A23 (direction Castelo Branco - Covilhã), ~270 km.

By BUS
You can reach Covilhã from Lisbon by bus. In that case take a taxi at the airport to Bus station “Sete Rios” (check www.rede-expressos.pt for the timetable - site only in Portuguese) and buy a ticket to Covilhã.

By TRAIN
The train line to Covilhã is called the “Linha da Beira Baixa” which is linked to the Lisbon-Oporto line through the Entroncamento station
1.If you arrive at Aeroporto de Lisboa (LIS), you should get a taxi to Gare do Oriente (about 5 min drive, less than 10€).
2.At Oriente train station you should go to the upper ticketing level at the station and buy a ticket for an “Intercidades” train to Covilhã (see www.cp.pt).

Accommodation


TRYP Covilha Dona Maria Hotel ****
(1 km from Universidade da Beira Interior UBI)

Puralã - Wool Valley Hotel & SPA ****
(1,5 km from Universidade da Beira Interior UBI)

Hotel Santa Eufemia ***
(0,7 km from Universidade da Beira Interior UBI

Hotel Solneve ***
(0,6 km from Universidade da Beira Interior UBI)

Covilha Parque Hotel Business & Family **
(0,8 km from Universidade da Beira Interior UBI)

Hotel Covilhã Jardim **
(0,7 km from Universidade da Beira Interior UBI)