The Summer School – as does the overall “CITIES ARE US” cycle of events – aims to promote a frank and balanced debate between scholars, activists and public officials coming from countries located in the North as well as in the South of the planet. Therefore, the organizers are working to put in place a series of measures that can support people who want to travel to Portugal for the event(s), in order to provide greater accessibility to them.

A series of offers has been set in order to facilitate the presence of interested participants in the event:

1) A network of “family hospitality” will be set during April and May. The members of this network of supporters (students, researchers, professors, citizens of Coimbra and Lisbon) will offer accommodation services to a limited number of people. You will be able to access the Web application during May and June.

2) We will quickly provide certificates (issued by the Scientific Committee) for the presenters whose paper proposals are approved so that you can apply for scholarships or contribution of support from your institute or other institutions.

3) A letter of acceptance for visa purposes will be sent for those requesting it as soon as the application is accepted (April 30, 2012).

4) We will soon provide tips for low-cost stays in Lisbon (a “Frugal Lisbon” guide).